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

Updated on: Jan 15, 2023 2:00 pm IST

  • Ishan Kishan IND vs SL 2023

    Ishan Kishan India vs Sri Lanka: In an important news update, Ishan Kishan will once again not be playing the third and final ODI match between hosts India and Sri Lanka at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. India have not made a lot of changes to their team combination in this ODI series against the Lankan side so far. The Men in Blue managed to defeat the visitors by a margin of 4 wickets in the second ODI to take an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three-match ODI series.

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

    After winning the toss and choosing to bat first, India’s captain Rohit Sharma stated that they have not changed their top-order batting line-up and this means that Ishan Kishan will once again have to warm the bench. It is very much harsh and disappointing for Ishan to not be part of the India playing XI after having smashed an unbelievable double hundred during his last ODI outing in Bangladesh. However, Rohit had already mentioned before this Sri Lanka home series that Shubman Gill will start as the opener ahead of the left-handed double centurion. Also, Shubman scored an impressive half-century in the first ODI against the Lankan side.

    “We will bat first. Looks a good pitch, try to make the most of it. Still a lot of areas we can keep improving, today gives up a chance to perfect those. We want to play close to a perfect game, we’ll never be the perfect game. Hardik and Umran are rested, Washington and Suryakumar are in,” said India captain Rohit Sharma during the toss.

    IND Playing 11

    1. Rohit Sharma (C)
    2. Shubman Gill
    3. Virat Kohli
    4. Shreyas Iyer
    5. KL Rahul (wk)
    6. Suryakumar Yadav
    7. Washington Sundar

    8. Axar Patel
    9. Kuldeep Yadav
    10. Mohammed Shami
    11. Mohammed Siraj

    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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