IND vs SL: Why is Umran Malik Not Playing Today’s India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI? Check India Playing 11

Updated on: Jan 15, 2023 1:42 pm IST

  • Umran Malik Bowling Speed India vs Sri Lanka Dream11

    Umran Malik IND vs SL: In a massive news update, India’s tearaway fast bowler Umran Malik is not part of the playing XI for the India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI encounter scheduled to be played at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. Umran played a crucial role in helping India beat Sri Lanka 2-1 in the three-match T20I series as the speedster ended as the highest wicket-taker with as many as 7 scalps. India have also won the ODI series after having won both the matches in an amazing fashion against the Lanka side.

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

    During the toss, India skipper Rohit Sharma mentioned that they are not playing speedster Umran Malik for this final ODI against Sri Lanka. Rohit also stated that they have made this decision in order to manage the workload of the young fast bowler. Incidentally, Umran has played all the five white-ball matches against Sri Lanka so far and importantly, he has bowled at a rapid bowling speed while clocking 156 and 155 kmph in the home series. The Jammu & Kashmir pace bowler has taken as many as 5 wickets during these two ODI games against the Lankan side. He is also part of the India squads for the upcoming ODIs and T20I matches against New Zealand at home and thus, he has been rested.

    “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.

    Umran Malik Bowling Speed

    For India, Umran Malik has consistently clocked more than 145 kmph bowling speed during the entire home series against Sri Lanka so far. Umran bowled the fastest ball ever by an Indian pacer in ODI cricket when he hit 156 kmph in the first ODI match in Guwahati.

    India 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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