Team India holds practice session ahead of 3rd ODI against Sri Lanka

India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI preview head-to-head likely XI Rohit Sharma eyes first series win as captain

Watch highlights from Dharamsala as Sri Lanka ended their 12-game losing streak in ODIs in the series opener against India. Meanwhile, the Lankans will eye for their first bilateral series in India.

India have won five out of six ODIs they've played at this stadium and on the individual milestone front, Dhoni needs 102 more to become the fourth Indian to reach 10,000 runs in one-day global cricket. Then, in Mohali, they wilted as Rohit Sharma walloped a sensational third double-ton to take the series into a decider. That isn't to say they haven't been uncomfortable.

Sri Lanka will be aiming for a first ODI series win in India when the two sides meet in the third and final match of the series in Visakhapatnam on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Cricket. Team manager Asanka Gurusinha said Matthews is fit and will be available for the series-decider.

India's middle order crumbled in the Champions Trophy final in England. Rohit now has the most number of 150+ scores, joint most by any batsman along with David Warner and Sachin Tendulkar, 3 of them have been converted to double hundreds. While he finished with out-of-the-world figures of 4 for 13 in Dharamsala, Lakmal quickly realised how fickle the game was, conceding 71 over eight wicketless overs in Mohali.

"We do have plans for Rohit and Dhawan and others too".

The last time India played at Visakhapatnam, against New Zealand in 2016, Amit Mishra took a five-for.

Washington Sundar is also expected to retain his place in the playing Xi after picking up a wicket in his debut, meaning Kuldeep Yadav might have to sit out once again.

Mathews, who hit an unbeaten hundred in Mohali, had some fitness concerns leading up to the game but was declared fit on Saturday evening.

Experienced Lahiru Thirimanne has been out of touch and his place could be given to Sadeera Samarawickrama. Only once has any team gone past 300, while both pacers and spinners have enjoyed success here.

On the pitch, Perera said in the past there were high-scoring matches and it looked dry.

The hosts have an excellent record in Visakhapatnam, winning five out of the six ODIs they've played at the ACA-VDCA Stadium.

For India, a win will be a fitting end to a magnificent summer of dominance but a loss could disturb the momentum that has been building ahead of the South Africa series starting in January 2018.

Dhawan scored a solid 68 in the game and believes that once he is settled, Sri Lanka's comeback plans, or any side in world cricket, wouldn't matter.

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