An inspired performance in the third ODI has pulled things back for Australia in the ODI series and the team will be happy the way individual players have performed in this series. With two more ODIs to go, Australia will expect their players to continue making impactful contributions and although an ODI series win against India in India seems still an elusive dream, the visitors can believe they can achieve it.
Meanwhile, India suddenly have discovered plenty of problems in their ODI units which so far has looked one of the best teams across the world. The form of openers is quickly becoming a headache and the batting collapses are worrying. The team is yet to find the perfect balance in Pandya's absence and hence Kohli and Co. have a lot on their plates in the IND vs AUS 4th ODI. Here are the three fantasy cricket picks for this game.
A cool and level-headed cameo in the third ODI from Stionis enabled Australia to put up a winning total on board. Stoinis batted smartly to overcome the quick batting collapse and scored vital runs in the death overs.
And this is the kind of performance Australia will expect from him in the fourth ODI as well. At the same time, he will be a key asset in the bowling department where his medium pace can be used to trouble India's middle-order.
It has been five innings since Rohit Sharma scored a fifty in ODIs and his last hundred came ten innings back. This is probably the first time since 2013 that the Indian batsman is struggling to score runs and the team management will be watching him closely as he is India's essential cog in the World Cup.
The Mohali wicket might help his style of play and expect him to come good in the fourth ODI.
Two hundreds in two innings and the Indian skipper is back to where he belongs- at the very top. At the moment, Kohli looks unstoppable and Australia will have to pull out something magical to stop him from scoring runs.
With the series still alive, the world's number one batsman will look to seal the win with an impactful performance.