With the series gone out of their hands, Sri Lanka is all set to face New Zealand in the third and the final T20I on Friday, September 6, 2019.

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.

The match will be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele, Kandy at 7:00 PM IST, at 1:30 PM GMT. New Zealand has already clinched the series after winning both the T20Is by the margins of five and four wickets respectively.

Sony Six and Sky Sports broadcast of SL vs NZ 3rd T20I

Sony Six will telecast the match Live in India. SonyLiv will provide online streaming of the match via its app and website in the Indian subcontinent. Willow TV will telecast the match live in the United States of America. Sky Sports NZ will broadcast the match in New Zealand. Sky Sports will televise the final T20I live in the United Kingdom.

Read: Sony Six live online streaming Ind v WI 2nd ODI at SonyLiv Sunday

Taylor likely to come in as Kiwis aim for a series whitewash

Ross Taylor, who had to miss the previous match due to a hip injury, has been declared fit and is expected to come back right into the XI.

As New Zealand has won this series, they could slot in some players from the bench such as Todd Astle. Tom Bruce, who scored a brilliant fifty in the last match, is expected to give a fitness before the match. Hamish Rutherford has been called into the squad as an injury cover.

Kusal Mendis ruled out of the third T20I

Kusal Mendis and Sheehan Jayasuriya had a tragic collision in the last match which has led both of them to get ruled out of the final T20I.

Danushka Gunathilaka is likely to replace Kusal Mendis in the opening position while Lahiru Madushanka is likely to make his debut. He is expected to get a chance ahead of Lahiru Kumara and Kasun Rajitha.

Rain is expected to be around the corner during the final T20I but it is not likely to have a great impact on the match. Batting hasn't been that easy in this series but still, big hitters have got their way out so far.

The bowlers, especially spinners, will enjoy bowling on this surface with the ball expected to turn a lot.

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