India took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series after registering a resounding seven-wicket win in the second T20I at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala. The eyes of the team are now on winning the third and final match to be held on Sunday, with which they will hit a hat-trick of a clean sweep in the T20 series under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. After winning the series, Team India can now try the players sitting on the bench in their last match. After the end of the second match, Rohit had indicated that he would give a chance to new players in the next match.


The biggest challenge for head coach Rahul Dravid and team management will be to find another opener in place of Ishan Kishan. Kishan was hit on the head by a dangerous bouncer in the second match and was admitted to the hospital after the match. In such a situation, Ishaan seems to be out of the third match. He opened with Rohit and now with him out, Sanju Samson can open the innings with the captain. Samson had scored 39 runs in 25 balls in the last match.

Apart from this, the batting order of Shreyas Iyer can also be changed. Mayank Agarwal and Venkatesh Iyer are also capable of opening and they are there as backup openers. Agarwal has been included in the team after the injury of Rituraj Gaikwad. Mayank can be given a chance in playing XI in place of Ishaan. Apart from this, captain Rohit can come out to bat in the middle order. In the bowling, fast bowler Mohammad Siraj and spinner Ravi Bishnoi can also be included in the playing XI. Apart from this, Avesh Khan can also get a chance in place of Harshal Patel, who proved to be very expensive in the last match.

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India’s Probable Playing XI for 3rd T20I: Sanju Samson, Mayank Agarwal, Shreyas Iyer, Rohit Sharma (Captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravi Bishnoi.