Pune: Wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson has finally made it into the Indian playing XI for the third T20 International against Sri Lanka here on Friday. Middle-order batsman Manish Pandey and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal were also included in the playing XI.
Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to field.
The players rested are wicket-keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, all-rounder Shivam Dube and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav. For Sri Lanka, veteran Angelo Mathews got his first game of the series.
India: KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (capt), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson (wk), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini
Sri Lanka: Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera (wk), Oshada Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Lakshan Sandakan, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lasith Malinga (capt), Lahiru Kumara.