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India vs Sri Lanka: 15 Reasons to Watch the 3rd T20I in Mumbai

India's Rohit Sharma (AP Image)

India's Rohit Sharma (AP Image)

With the series already in their pocket, India will look to give some of the bench players a chance but there will be no let-up in the intensity as they eye a complete whitewash against Sri Lanka in the third and final T20I on Sunday.

New Delhi: With the series already in their pocket, India will look to give some of the bench players a chance but there will be no let-up in the intensity as they eye a complete whitewash against Sri Lanka in the third and final T20I on Sunday.

For the islanders, it has been a forgetful year, and the two recent defeats against India have just added to their misery. Here are the 15 reasons to watch the third T20I between India and Sri Lanka:

0%: India’s win rate at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai in T20Is. They have lost both matches.

11: This will be the 11th different Indian venue to host a T20I featuring India in 2017.

19: This will be the 19th T20I India will have played in India since 01 Jan 2016. From 2019 till 31 Dec 2015, India contested just 12 T20Is at home!

14-1: The scoreline between India and Sri Lanka in bilateral series across formats this year, Sri Lanka have won just once (an ODI at Dharamsala).

6/6: India have won their last 6 T20Is against SL.

7: straight defeats for SL in the shortest format: If they lose here, it will be their longest losing streak in T20Is.

5/6: Whenever India have chased a total against SL in T20Is they have won 83% of the time (5/6).

8: This is the 8th time IND & SL will contest a T20I in India.The overall tally stands at 5-2 in favour of India.

1: More wicket for Yuzvendra Chahal to overtake R. Ashwin as the Indian spinner having the most T20I wickets in a calendar year. Ashwin took 23 wickets in 2016, the same as Chahal this year.

2: Yuzvendra Chahal needs 2 more wickets to overtake R. Ashwin as being the most prolific Indian spinner in a single bilateral T20I series: Ashwin took 9/35 v SL, 2016, whilst Yuzvendra has taken 8/75 this series.

3: More wickets for Yuzvendra Chahal to overtake Saeed Ajmal’s mark of 25 T20I wickets in a single calendar year (in 2012), the current most by any spinner.

4: More wickets for Jasprit Bumrah to reach 100 international wickets.

5.00: Since Gunaratne’s back-to-back T20I fifties against AUS earlier this year, he has aggregated just 25 runs (including two ducks) in 5 innings off 29 balls.

2012: The last time Akila Dananjaya took a T20I wicket (vs NZ at Pallekele).

10.71: Hardik Pandya’s batting average in T20Is. He’s scored 150 runs and been dismissed 14 times and has a strike rate of 130.43.