A disciplined and highly skilled Team India once again showed how difficult it is to challenge them especially in home conditions by defeating Australia in the second ODI. Aaron Finch and Co. would be heartbroken after the defeat at Nagpur but at the same time they will be happy with the way some of their players stood up and reacted to the challenge.
The IND vs AUS 3rd ODI is a highly crucial game for the visitors and with the series on the line, a much better effort can be expected from Australia. Meanwhile India will look to fix the little chinks in the armour and win the series.
Here are the three fantasy cricket picks for the this game.
With two wickets in the final over, Vijay Shankar has not only scrubbed off the painful memories of Nidhas Trophy final but has also made a strong claim for a spot in the World Cup squad.
That incredible over in pressure situation will also boost his confidence with the ball and Kohli might give him more bowling opportunities in the third ODI.
With the bat, Shankar is going strength by strength and he is sure to bat higher in the order as he looks solid.
The Aussie all-rounder did everything right until that one ramp shot in the 50th over. He negated the threat of Bumrah, safegaurded the tailenders and kept the door open for visitors till the last over. But his failure to cross the line shouldn't overshadow his otherwise supreme performance in the second ODI.
In the third ODI, he will look to make a bigger impact and can emerge as a decisive player in the game.
Nagur witnessed another Kohli masterpiece and the way the Indian skipper played the innings, it looks certain that he is going to score a lot more runs in this series.
Kohli's fitness is at peak and barring a few moments, he has looked unscratched against Australia.