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11 August 2017, 12:35 | Randall Craig
Lahiru Gamage has been called up to the Sri Lanka squad for the final Test against India in Pallekele along with Dushmantha Chameera
India suffered a major blow when all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was handed a one match suspension by ICC after he had accumulated six demerit points inside the two-year time period.
The hosts, who now trail the three-match series 0-2 having lost the first two Tests, will try to save some pride against the Virat Kohli-led side in the final match. The ICC said that during Sri Lanka's second innings, one of Jadeja's throw was "in risky manner".
Cheteshwar Pujara leads India's run-scorers with two centuries and an average of more than 100 in three innings.
- If both Lakshan Sandakan and Kuldeep Yadav make it to the respective playing XIs, it will be the first instance of two chinaman bowlers playing for the opposing teams in a Test match since 2004. Australia crushed the Lankans 3-0 in the 2003/04 series and Kohli's boys are on the verge of repeating that feat. The Sri Lankan pacer was recalled to the squad in order to replace Rangana Herath after the latter's injury. The third Test match will be played at picturesque Pallekele and India go into the contest as overwhelming favourites.
For India, the final Test presents an opportunity to throw the benchwarmers into the field, but a drastic change in the playing XI doesn't seem likely, with a proud unbeaten record too dear to lose to experimentation. And to add to that, a visiting team has won just a single Test, when Pakistan came out victorious in 2015.
India will look to complete a series whitewash when they face hosts Sri Lanka in the third and final Test commencing on August 12 in Pallekele.
Despite their form, wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha insists India are taking nothing for granted. "Our process is match by match", he said. Despite performing decently for his side, he was not preferred for the last match.
"If we can win even one match against a team like this [India], we will be able to really boost the mental state in the team".
Going out of the 16 named for the SSC Test which Sri Lanka lost by an innings and 53 runs to concede a 0-2 series defeat, apart from Herath and Pradeep, is Danushka Gunathilaka.
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