India will be facing Sri Lanka in the third and final test at Pallekele, starting on August 12. After thrashing Sri Lanka in the second test by an innings and 53 runs, India will be looking for a clean sweep of the series. As Kohli said that “the boys have developed a habit of winning, irrespective of geographical boundaries, and it is hungry to extend the consistent run”, he is confident of his team’s performance and form.
With Sri Lanka already losing the series and facing a hectic test season ahead, they are bound to face an immense challenge from the Indian side. India will be the overwhelming favourites for online betting on this final test too.
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If things weren’t bad already for Sri Lanka, they got even worse with Rangana Herath being ruled out from the third test. Alongside Herath, Sri Lanka would also be missing Nuwan Pradeep. Sri Lanka have been seriously struck with injuries during this test serie, with Herath being the fourth player to sit out. Sri Lanka should really need to push their game in the third test to prevent a series whitewash. One has to be extremely adventurous to back Sri Lanka at this stage.
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The second Test against the Islanders was supposed to finish on Monday, but the Indians wrapped it up on Sunday itself with a day to spare. As Kohli shared a picture of him on social media, enjoying a party with his mates, team India seems to be going with the philosophy of work hard, party harder. With Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane delivering consistent performance with the bat and Kuldeep Yadav waiting in the wings to replace the suspended Ravindra Jadeja, India is gearing up to seal the test series.