India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I: Rajkot Pitch Report, Team India’s Record at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium
Updated on: Jan 7, 2023 9:58 am IST
India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I: The visiting Sri Lanka team registered a fantastic fightback with an amazing 16-run victory over India in the second T20I match on Thursday. Sri Lanka have now levelled the three-match T20I series with a 1-1 scoreline. On the other hand, Team India will now be aiming for an improved performance in the third and final T20I game scheduled to be played on 7 January, 2023 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.
India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I: Rajkot Pitch Report
The pitch at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot is once again offer a pretty flat batting wicket. Both the India and Sri Lanka batters will enjoy to hit loads of runs on this surface which will have very little assistance for the pacers as well as spinners. Things will be difficult for the spinners especially in the second innings where the dew factor is expected to play a significant role. However, the fast bowlers will have some amount of assistance during the first few overs just like was the case in Mumbai and Pune. After winning the toss, the captain must prefer to bowl first as chasing will be easier on this wicket.
IND vs SL: Team India’s Record at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium
- Out of the 4 T20I matches played at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, two games have been won by teams bowling first and twice have teams emerged victorious while batting first.
- The average first innings score will be 179 runs in Rajkot.
- During the most recent T20I game played on this venue in 2022, India defeated South Africa by a margin of 82 runs.
- India’s right-arm leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has taken as many as 5 wickets on this ground which is the most by any Indian bowler.
India vs Sri Lanka 2023 Schedule
|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|
|10 January, 2023||1st ODI||India vs Sri Lanka||2 PM IST||Guwahati|
|12 January, 2023||2nd ODI||India vs Sri Lanka||2 PM IST||Kolkata|
|15 January, 2023||3rd ODI||India vs Sri Lanka||2 PM IST||Thiruvananthapuram|