So, after failing in the first two ODIs, Australia did manage to the cross the line in Ranchi as the visitors secure 32 runs win to stay alive in the series. Defending 314 runs total on the back of Usman Khwaja’s maiden century, Australia bowled out India at 281 to clinch 32 runs win despite Virat Kohli’s 95-ball 123 runs knock. The five-match ODI series now rests at 2-1 with two more games to go. The fourth ODI will be played tomorrow at Mohali followed with the fifth and final ODI scheduled to be played at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi on March 13, Wednesday.
Put into bat after, Australia started brilliantly in what was their best starts in recent times. Both the openers Aaron Finch (93) and Usman Khawaja (104) collected 193 runs for the first wicket with the latter going to score his maiden ODI ton. The bowlers then made a good comeback to restrict the visitors for 313-5 with Kuldeep Yadav picking three wickets.
Coming to chase, India had a shaky start and were reduced to 86-4 when skipper Virat Kohli (123 of 35) and Kedar Jadhav (26 of 39) tried to resurrect the innings, pairing up for 88 runs for the fifth wicket. Later, with R Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav in the middle, India required 54 of final 30 deliveries with 3 wickets in hand but disciplined bowling from the Aussies helped them bowl out India fr 281 and secure 32 runs win.
India’s batting coach Sanjay Bangar on Friday confirmed that MS Dhoni will not be part of the last two ODIs India will be playing in Mohali and Delhi. He has been given rest with R Pant in line to do keeping duties. Along with this, KL Rahul is also in contention to replace Shikhar Dhawan at the top order. Dhawan’s form has been a cause of the headache for the selectors.
Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is also expected to feature in the final two ODIs ahead of the CWC 2019. He can come at the expense of M Shami if management wishes to test the duo of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and J Bumrah.
The Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali is a good wicket to bat on. targets of 180+ have been easily chased down at the surface in the past. So, expect another 280-310 total with little assistance to pacer early on.
Avg 1st inn score: 268
Avg 2nd inn score: 228
Highest Total: 392/4 (50 Ov) by IND vs SL
Lowest Total: 89/10 (25 Ov) by PAK vs RSA
Highest Chased: 322/6 (49.5 Ov) by PAK vs IND
Lowest Defended: 207/8 (50 Ov) by AUS vs WI
Here’s how the two sides may lineup –
AUS Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Alex Carey
Batsmen – Usman Khawaja, Aaron Finch (c), Shaun Marsh, P Handscomb
All-rounder – M Stoinis, G Maxwell
Bowlers – Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, N Lyon, Adam Zampa
IND Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – R Pant
Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan/KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu
All-rounder – Kedar Jadhav, R Jadeja/Y Chahal, V Shankar
Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, M Shami/B Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav/Y Chahal
Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Aaron Finch(c), Jason Behrendorff, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Jhye Richardson, Peter Handscomb, Ashton Turner, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye
Shikhar Dhawan, Siddarth Kaul, Kuldeep Yadav, Kedar Jadhav, Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ambati Rayudu, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja
There’s no MS Dhoni, so you can pick anyone from Rishabh Pant or Alex Carey as wicketkeeper
V Kohli, Usman Khwaja, Rohit Sharma and Aaron Finch/Shaun Marsh are a must have batters
Glenn Maxwell, M Stoinis, Kedar Jadhav and V Shankar are handy all-rounder on both the sides
J Bumrah, P Cummins will are must have pacers while Kuldeep Yadav and Adam Zampa will form the perfect spin line up.
Captain & Vice-captain – V Kohli, G Maxwell, M Stoinis, A Finch & R Sharma
India wins the toss and will bat first. Four changes!
KL Rahul comes in for Ambati Rayudu and Yuzvendra Chahal comes in for Ravindra Jadeja. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar comes in for M Shami. R Pant replaces MS Dhoni.
India Playing11: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant(w), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Australia – Two Change – Ashton Turner comes in for Nathan Lyon & J Behrendorff comes in for M Stoinis
Australia Playing 11: Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey(w), Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa
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