With the three-match Test cricket series already in the bag, a ruthless India will aim to continue their domination in the third match, beginning in Pallekele on Saturday, as they eye a historic whitewash over the hosts. Virat Kohli's men have vanquished the Islanders in the first two Tests, posting easy wins through all-round performances. In the first Test at Galle, India registered a 304-run triumph, while in the second Test at Colombo, the size of victory became bigger -- an innings and 53 runs. The second Test also witnessed India defeating Sri Lanka by a margin of an innings in Sri Lanka for the first time. If India win the third Test, they will win nine Tests in Sri Lanka, the most by a visiting side. The gulf in quality between the sides has been huge. While India boast a squad of settled personnel who are competing for the last two to three years and are on top of their game, the Sri Lanka side is looking thin on international pedigree post the retirement of some of their biggest players.
INDIA: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Abhinav Mukund, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Axar Patel
SRI LANKA: Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Lahiru Kumara, Dilruwan Perera, Vishwa Fernando, Malinda Pushpakumara, Lahiru Thirimanne, Lakshan Sandakan
The third and final Test of the three-match series between India and Sri Lanka has started on Saturday, August 12.
The third and the final Test between India and Sri Lanka is played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy.
The play of the third Test between India and Sri Lanka to start at 10:00 IST for all five days. The toss will happen at 9:30 IST. For all the Live updates, tune in to www.indiatvnews.com.
The 3rd Test between India and Sri Lanka to broadcast Live on Sony Pictures Networks. The TV channels that will show the match Live are TEN 3, SONY SIX and SONY SIX HD.
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