After decimating the hosts in the first two games, the blackcaps will be aiming for a whitewash in the ongoing T20 series. The Lankan lions playing under the captaincy of veteran player, Lasith Malinga failed keep their calm under pressure in the first two games that slumped them in front of visitors. Sri Lanka has lost the opportunity to collect the trophy, the only thing they can do now is showcase their best game in the final T20 that is scheduled to be held at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. A win in this game will raise the confidence of Sri Lankan players. The game will start at 7:00 PM IST.
The average first innings total at this ground is 175, which means batsmen will get advantage from this track. Other than this, dew might play a role in the second innings of the match. So, the captain winning the toss will opt to bowl first.
In the morning, there is a huge possibility of a scattered thunderstorm, but as far as the evening weather is concerned, very minimal chances of rain are there. The temperature will linger in the mid-30’s.
Probable Playing XI:
Sri Lanka: Lasith Malinga (c), Isuru Udana, Shehan Jayasuriya/ Lahiru Madushanka, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera (wk), Dasun Shanaka, Akila Dananjaya, Kusal Mendis/ Danushka Gunathilaka, Wanidu Hasaranga, Avishka Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan
New Zealand: Tim Southee (c), Martin Guptill, Seth Rance, Colin de Grandhomme, Colin Munro, Ish Sodhi, Tim Seifert (wk), Scott Kuggeleijn, Mitchell Santner, Tom Bruce, Daryl Mitchell
Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Ish Sodhi
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