3rd T20I: With series in pocket, India eye whitewash against Sri Lanka

The 3rd T20I match will be India's last game of the year before embarking on the tour of South Africa. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 24, 2017, 12.53 PM (IST)

With the T20I series already in their pocket, the Indian cricket team is eyeing a complete whitewash against Sri Lanka in the third and final match at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. 

With zero pressure on them, India might consider giving a T20I debut to Tamil Nadu all-rounder Washington Sundar or Baroda all-rounder Deepak Hooda. 

So far, the wrist-spinner duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have managed well to keep the visitors silent on the batting front.

Sri Lanka will not be enjoying the services of Angelo Mathews after he was ruled out of the final match due to a hamstring injury.

Young KL Rahul has also grabbed his opportunity at the top of the other with back-to-back half-centuries in the previous two matches.

Stand-in-skipper Rohit Sharma has played exceptionally well in the series, having hit the fastest T20I century, 118, in Indore.

The 3rd T20I match will be India's last game of the year before embarking on the tour of South Africa.