AUS vs IND Dream11 Match Prediction | Who Will Win Today's Match
Melbourne, January 18 at 07:50 AM IST
An incredible knock from chase-master Virat Kohli and Dhoni’s calm hand guided India to a series level in Adelaide on Tuesday to set up the exciting decider.
In the second ODI, the Indian side were not at their best with the ball, with Shaun Marsh and Co. racking a par total of 298. However, the tourists pulled things back with the bat to square the series. Having retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy earlier on the tour, India would want to collect another series win Down Under and start ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 preparations with a series win.
Coming into the third ODI, Australia would want more at the top from skipper Finch and Alex Carey after the two had ordinary outings so far. Shaun Marsh has been phenomenal in the 50-over format with four 100s in last 10 ODIs. Others have chipped in with the bat as well in the middle-order, although there are qualms about inexperienced Aussies bowling. If Aussie bowlers deliver here as they did in the first ODI at SCG, it would be a cracker of a contest.
Head-to-head (last five ODIs)
Australia – 2, India – 3
Second ODI at Adelaide: As it happened
Australia have announced two changes for the decider. Billy Stanlake replaces paceman Jason Behrendorff, who has been ruled out with back soreness, while Nathan Lyon has been dropped to make way for Adam Zampa.
Mohammad Siraj is likely to sit out, with Khaleel Ahmed and Yuzvedra Chahal both in contention to feature.
In the 2nd ODI post-match presentation, Kohli spoke of “Vijay Shankar is one of the options” The all-rounder could get in.
The probable lineups for Australia vs India 3rd ODI at Melbourne
Australia's Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Alex Carey
Batsmen – Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb
All-rounders – Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell
Bowlers – Jhye Richardson, Peter Siddle, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake
India's Playing 11
Wicket-keeper – MS Dhoni
Batsmen – Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Dinesh Karthik (Doubtful: Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav)
All-rounders – Ravindra Jadeja (Doubtful: Vijay Shankar)
Bowlers – Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Khaleel Ahmed/Yuzvendra Chahal
Australia ODI squad: Aaron Finch (c), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (wk), Peter Handscomb, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Mitch Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Adam Zampa
India ODI squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Vijay Shankar, Shubman Gill
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Shaun Marsh have done the bulk of scoring in the series and are the ideal choices for captain/vice-captain.
Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell and Kuldeep Yadav bring the X-factor and must be picked.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake and Ravindra Jadeja are all safe bowling options.
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