India once again won the toss and elected to bat first in 3rd and final test against Sri Lanka at Pallekele. Kuldeep Yadav returns in playing XI replacing Ravindra Jadeja who was suspended for breaching the ICC rules in previous match. On winning the toss, Virat said "We just want to get most advantage of batting first. We will carry on winning habit in this match too. A series of poor results, the early departure of their coach and accusations against players and the country’s cricket chief have made for a difficult few months for the former world champions Sri Lanka. For the visitors, things look well in control. They stand on the cusp of history, aiming to become the first Indian team to complete a whitewash in an overseas three-Test series.