"Will be something for the bowlers in the first session. Want our openers to have that challenge.Our mindset of preparation has been taken in a wrong way. We don't want to take anything away from our opposition here. Even in South Africa, it won't be about the opposition, but about the conditions," he said.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, are going with three changes.
Lakshan Sandakan, Roshen Silva and Dhananjaya De Silva are included in the side while Lahiru Thirimanne, Dasun Shanaka and Rangana Herath have all been left out.
Silva has been handed his Test cap and will make his debut for Lanka, while Herath has been ruled out of the Test due to a back injury.
Going into the series-deciding match, India will aim to continue their momentum and replicate their past Test glories against the visitors.
India are currently leading the three-match series 1-0 after registering a massive win by an innings and 239 runs against the below-par Islanders in the second Test and settling for a draw in the opening match.
Sri Lanka Playing XI: Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella, Roshen Silva, Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lakshan Sandakan, Lahiru Gamage. (ANI)