MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma added 100-plus stand in the previous ODI    AFP
MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma added 100-plus stand in the previous ODI AFP

All eyes will be on MS Dhoni as he gears up for his 300th ODI with India set to sweep Sri Lanka in the penultimate clash at Colombo. India s finest finisher will join the elite 300 club which has Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Mohammad Azharuddin, Sourav Ganguly and Yuvraj Singh. Apart from his personal milestone, two world records await the Man with touch of Midas. The live cricket streaming of the match will be available on Sony LIV, while the live telecast of the match will be available on Sony SIX and Sony Six HD, along with the Hindi commentary on Ten 3 and Ten 3 HD. In Sri Lanka, the live telecast would be available on Sony Ten.

The series already sealed with an unassailable 3-0 lead, Virat Kohli’s next aim would be to give a chance to players who have only warmed the benches so far such as Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane and Shardul Thakur. Pacer Thakur has looked sharp in the nets but Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah have only played three matches and have been in fine form in the previous games. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka are in deep trouble, trying to field a potent first XI.

For Sri Lanka, to begin with, the selection committee headed by Sanath Jayasuriya has resigned. Dinesh Chandimal has been ruled out of the series with a hairline fracture on his right thumb after enduring a hit in the previous ODI. To add to their headache, stand-in skipper Chamara Kapugedara has been ruled out of the remainder of the series as well owing to back injury.

Lasith Malinga will lead the side for this clash. Dhananjaya de Silva and Dilshan Munaweera have been added to the squad as covers. They also have Thisara Perera and Wanindu Hasaranga on the bench.