IND vs SL: Why is Dunith Wellalage Not Playing Today’s India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI? Check Sri Lanka Playing XI

Updated on: Jan 15, 2023 2:57 pm IST

  • Dunith Wellalage IND vs SL 2023

    Dunith Wellalage India vs Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka have not included young left-arm spinner Dunith Wellalage in the playing XI for the third and final ODI game against India at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. The visiting Sri Lankan team did not faced the best of fortunes during the ongoing India tour as they also lost the second ODI game by a margin of 4 wickets in Kolkata. Sri Lanka are trailed 0-2 in the three-match ODI series against India.

    IND vs SL: Why is Dunith Wellalage Not Playing Today’s India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI?

    During the toss, Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka stated that they have made as many as two changes to their playing 11 from the last game against India. The visitors have omitted the duo of Dhananjaya de Silva and Dunith Wellalage from the side as Ashen Bandara and Jeffrey Vandersay have been given opportunities in this final encounter of the India tour. During the second ODI game, Wellalage bowled only two overs and conceded just 12 runs. He also ended up giving away as many as 65 runs in his 8 overs during the opening ODI match against India.

    “Environment here feels very similar to Sri Lanka. We have been good at the start but batsmen haven’t been able to capitalize after that, that’s something we have to improve on. Two changes – Ashen Bandara is in for DDS, and Jeffrey Vandersay in for Dunith Wellalage,” said Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka during the toss.

    Sri Lanka Playing XI

    1. Nuwanidu Fernando
    2. Avishka Fernando
    3. Kusal Mendis (Wk)
    4. Charith Asalanka
    5. Ashen Bandara
    6. Dasun Shanaka (C)
    7. Wanindu Hasaranga
    8. Chamika Karunaratne
    9. Kasun Rajitha
    10. Jeffrey Vandersay
    11. Lahiru Kumara

     

    India vs Sri Lanka 2023 Schedule

    Date Format Matches Time Venue Result
    3 January, 2023 1st T20I India vs Sri Lanka 7 PM IST Mumbai India won by 2 runs
    5 January, 2023 2nd T20I India vs Sri Lanka 7 PM IST Pune Sri Lanka won by 16 runs
    7 January, 2023 3rd T20I India vs Sri Lanka 7 PM IST Rajkot India won by 91 runs
    10 January, 2023 1st ODI India vs Sri Lanka 2 PM IST Guwahati  India won by 67 runs
    12 January, 2023 2nd ODI India vs Sri Lanka 2 PM IST Kolkata  India won by 4 wickets
    15 January, 2023 3rd ODI India vs Sri Lanka 2 PM IST Thiruvananthapuram

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