Sri Lanka Women go up against India Women in the third WODI on Thursday, July 7 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele from 10:00 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).

The Sri Lankan Women’s cricket team were poor with the bat in the first two WODIs of the series, failing to score more than 175 in both matches. Inoka Ranaweera looked in good form with the ball for the hosts in the first game and has picked up four wickets in this series. 

India Women have taken an unassailable lead in the series after winning the first two games by four wickets and 10 wickets respectively. Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana put up a 174-run opening partnership in the second WODI for the visitors. Renuka Singh has also been impressive with the ball, picking seven wickets in the series.

Both teams are unlikely to make any changes to their playing XI for the final match.  

Sri Lanka Women vs India Women 3rd WODI odds

Bet365 odds: Sri Lanka Women: 6.00, India Women: 1.12

10CRIC odds: Sri Lanka Women: 5.67, India Women: 1.14

Betway odds: Sri Lanka Women: 5.50, India Women: 1.13

Betwinner odds: Sri Lanka Women: 5.95, India Women: 1.12

1xBet odds: Sri Lanka Women: 6.00, India Women: 1.13

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Sri Lanka Women vs India Women head-to-head in WODIs

The Indian Women’s cricket team have been dominant in the head-to-head record in this format, beating the Sri Lankans in 28 of the 31 matches. The hosts have only won twice with one game ending with no result.

The visitors have won 13 of the 14 ODIs against Sri Lanka Women in the island nation.  

Sri Lanka Women vs India Women 3rd WODI probable playing XI

Sri Lanka Women: Hasini Perera, Vishmi Gunaratne, Chamari Athapaththu (captain), Harshitha Samarawickrama, Anushka Sanjeewani (wicket-keeper), Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Ama Kanchana, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Inoka Ranaweera, Achini Kulasuriya.  

India Women: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Yastika Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh, Pooja Vastrakar, Renuka Singh, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad.

Sri Lanka Women vs India Women 3rd WODI top picks

Sri Lanka Women: Nilakshi de Silva is the player to watch out for from the hosts. The middle-order batter has scored 75 runs at an average of 37.5 in this series. The 32-year-old has 405 runs in 24 matches in this format. 

India Women: Shafali Verma is the top pick in this encounter. The opening batter is currently the leading run-getter in the series with 106 runs at a strike-rate of 95.49. She averages 29.56 with the bat in her WODI career.

Sri Lanka Women vs India Women 3rd WODI prediction

India Women are the overwhelming favourites in this match considering their head-to-head record against Sri Lanka Women and their form on this tour of the island nation.

The hosts have failed to cross the 200-run mark with the bat in the first two WODIs and are unlikely to cause any trouble to the visitors in the final match of the series.

Sri Lanka Women vs India Women 3rd WODI playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 29°C

Precipitation: 46%

Humidity: 78%

Wind: 15 km/h