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Series decider: How two sides fare at M Chinnaswamy

India is set to take on Australia in another series decider at M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru. It will be another cracker-jack of a contest in a batting friendly conditions in Garden City.

Record for both teams at Bengaluru
It is only fair to take a look at how both the teams have faired at ground in past. India have played 20 ODIs here and out of that they have registered 13 wins. Australia have been on the winning side on 4 times out of 9 games here. India and Australia have locked horns here for total of 7 ODIs and India have won 4 times while visitors have won 2 games with one match getting washed out. So, clearly past track record for the ground is in the favor of the home team and if Australia have to win here, they need to play out of their skins.

This is one of the favourite grounds on Rohit Sharma's list after Eden Gardens. He averages here a massive 106 per Innings which includes a double ton against Australia in a similar series decider in 2013. David Warner has also scored a ton last time both the teams played here in 2017. Yuzvendra Chahal has taken a 6-fer here against England although in a T20 match but surely he will be having a good memory of that.

Possible team changes for both teams

India is worried about fitness of both the openers. According to reports, both Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are recovering well but final decision will be taken before the match. If one of them does not play, Kedar Jadhav will be coming back in middle order while KL Rahul will be drafted in opening. Rishabh Pant is expected to make a return in place of Manish Pandey.

On the other hand, Australia is not expected to make changes after one bad game. But they might want to give a game to Josh Hazlewood in place of one of the quicks.

Dharmik Sankhavara @dhaarmik

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