Delhi, March 13, Wednesday at 01:30 PM IST
Ashton ‘Match’ Turner pulled out a complete blinder for the Aussies at Mohali to clinch 4 wickets win from the claws of India and level the series by 2-2. After giving a mammoth target of 359 runs, Virat Kohli and Co. were quite confident of another win over Aussies with Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav and Y Chahal in the bowling ranks. However, the four prime-wicket taking bowlers of India looked helpless as the due factor came in to play. Ashton Turner, who came as an injury replacement for injured M Stoinis, slammed unbeaten 84 of just 43 deliveries to chase down the target in 47.5 overs. Along with him, Usman Khawaja (91) and Peter Handscomb (117) were the other crucial contributors with the bat.
Both the sides have now travelled to the capital for the series decider to be played at Feroz Shah Kotla tomorrow noon. The clash is set to begin at 01:30 PM IST.
The hosts who were once considered the favourites to win the series and also clean sweep the visitors are now standing eye to eye in Delhi to seal the series. Having stood at the verge of gaining an unassailable lead in Ranchi, the hosts are unable to figure out what went wrong in Ranchi and Mohali. The visitors have secured two back to back wins, 32 runs in Ranchi and 4 wicket in Mohali, to give it back to India. And, let’s see what Delhi unfolds.
Earlier Australia clean swept India by 2-0 in T20I series to register their maiden T20I series win in India. Also, this is the last ODI India will be playing ahead of the CWC 2019. So, let’s wait and watch if the Men in Blue are all prepared for the bigger assignment or not.
Total – 04
India – 03
Australia – 01
The Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi is usually a good batting wicket with the average first innings score 230+. The toss winning team is expected to bat first as the pitch becomes slow and sluggish in the second innings and spinners come to action. As far as weather forecasts are a concern, it will be cloudy throughout the game but no rain is expected.
Total matches – 24
Matches won batting first – 11
Matches won bowling first – 12
Average 1st Inns scores – 233
Average 2nd Inns scores – 211
Highest total recorded – 330/8 (50 Ov) by WI vs NED
Lowest total recorded – 115/10 (31.3 Ov) by NED vs WI
Highest score chased – 281/4 (40.5 Ov) by IND vs SL
Lowest score defended – 167/10 (43.4 Ov) by IND vs PAK
Here’s how the two sides may lineup –
AUS Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Alex Carey
Batsmen – Usman Khawaja, Aaron Finch (c), P Handscomb
All-rounder – Ashton Turner, G Maxwell, M Stoinis
Bowlers – Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, N Lyon, Adam Zampa
IND Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – R Pant
Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli
All-rounder – Kedar Jadhav, V Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, B Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami
Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins, Shaun Marsh, Jhye Richardson, Marcus Stoinis, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Alex Carey, Glenn Maxwell, Adam Zampa, Aaron Finch(c), Jason Behrendorff, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye
Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Shikhar Dhawan, Siddarth Kaul, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja
Once again the onus will be on the top order to provide a kick start. Shikhar Dhawan looked extremely well in-form in his 143 runs knock while Rohit Sharma looked a bit rusty in his 95 of 92 balls.
V Kohli and KL Rahul will bat in the middle order followed with Kedar Jadhav and V Shankar
All the four prime bowlers- J Bumrah & Bhuvaneshwar and Kuldeep and Chahal were too expensive in Mohali. However, as per ground stats, Kuldeep and Chahal are expected to be most effective for India in Delhi.
Usman Khawaja is Australia’s, go-to man. He scored a century in Ranchi and missed the second by 9 nine runs in Mohali. He will be a danger man for India at the top.
Aaron Finch once again became prey to inswingers. He will be instrumental in giving Australia a desired start.
Peter Handscomb, Alex Carey and Ashton Turner showed characters in the massive run chase at Mohali and will form the middle order.
Glenn Maxwell will be the trump card for Australia at Delhi. His hard-hitting abilities combined with part-time off-break are perfect for Delhi’s combination.
In bowling, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa and Jhye Richardson will be once again responsible for taking wickets.
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