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| On Updated : Dec 8, 2020 11:00 AM IST

AUS vs IND Dream11 Match Prediction FREE TEAMS Today 3rd T20I Match 8 December

AUS vs IND Dream11 Prediction: With one eye already on upcoming test series, India and Australia will lock horns at SCG today in the third and final T20I of the series. India will be looking to inflict a clean-sweep and if they do so, they will move up to number 2 position in ICC T20I rankings. On the other hand, Australia are missing many of their first choice players and will continue to give youngsters a go again today. We will preview AUS vs IND Dream11 contest.

In the second T20I, India won the toss and elected to bowl first. Matthew Wade came out blazing on his captaincy debut in the powerplay. He slammed 58 from just 32 balls while Steve Smith contributed 46 important runs. Glenn Maxwell and Moises Henriques chipped in with 20s while Marcus Stoinis applied finishing touches as Australia posted 194 runs on the board. T Natarajan again impressed everyone with his spell of 2-20 from his 4 overs.

In reply, Indian openers flexed their muscles after couple of quiet overs at the start. KL Rahul was dismissed in the powerplay but Shikhar Dhawan continued on his work with Virat Kohli at the other end. Former made 52 while Virat Kohli drove a quick-fire 40 to his name. But it was Hardik Pandya who took India to a series win from a difficult position in last couple of overs. He remained unbeaten on 42 from just 22 balls as India sailed home with two balls to go. Leg-spinners Mitchell Swepson and Adam Zampa were impressive from Australian perspective.

In head-to-head comparisons, India are leading comfortably with 13-8 from 23 matches played between these two sides. If India win this, this will be their 11th consecutive T20I win while Virat Kohli will become only the second captain after MS Dhoni to affect a whitewash to Australia on their home soils. MS Dhoni achieved the feat in T20I as well during the 2016 tour.

Pitch and Conditions

What has been the biggest highlight of India's tour of Australia 2020-21?

SCG pitches had plenty of runs in 3 matches that we have seen so far here in this white-ball leg and it is unlikely that we get to see anything else today as well. In the last game, wrist-spinners generated some spin but not significant to trouble the batters consistently. Another perfect Sydney day is expected today weather wise.

AUS vs IND Dream11 Teams Match Details

Fixture name: Australia Vs India, 3rd T20I

Competition: India’s tour of Australia 2020-21, T20I Series

Date: 8th December 2020

Time: 1:40 PM IST

Stadium: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Head to Head (Last 5 games)

Australia: 02, India: 03, NR: 00

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Last Match at the Venue

Australia (194/5, 20 Overs) lost to India (195/4, 19.4 Overs) by 6 wickets, 6th December 2020.

AUS vs IND Dream11 Team Prediction

Let’s take a look at the squad news and AUS Vs IND Dream11 predictions for today’s encounter.

Australia Team News

  • We are expecting one change in Australian playing XI today.
  • Aaron Finch has a chance to feature in today’s T20I and if he comes in, D’Arcy Short is likely to be dropped after two poor performances. Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell will continue to bat in the middle order.
  • Moises Henriques will play as an all-rounder while Marcus Stoinis will play as a specialist batsman today. Sean Abbott will bat at number 7 position for the hosts.
  • There is plenty of inexperience in Australian bowling lineup but that’s unlikely to change as first choice options are likely to be rested keeping in mind upcoming test series. Mitchell Swepson and Adam Zampa have done brilliantly as a pair so far while Andrew Tye and Daniel Sams will be their pacers in our AUS vs IND Dream11 predictions.

AUS Playing 11 (Probable)

Matthew Wade
Aaron Finch
Steve Smith

Glenn Maxwell
Moises Henriques
Marcus Stoinis
Sean Abbott
Daniel Sams
Andrew Tye
Mitchell Swepson
Adam Zampa

India Team News

  • There are no reasons for India to make any changes to their playing XI unless they are looking to rest some players.
  • KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan played it perfectly in the last match while Virat Kohli also did well at number 3. Sanju Samson hasn’t taken his innings to a significant score after playing one or two gorgeous shots.
  • Shreyas Iyer and Hardik Pandya form a strong core at the back-end while Washington Sundar will be India’s all-rounder batting at number 7 position.
  • In bowling scheme of things, T Natarajan will look to end a memorable tour on a high while Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur were expansive along with Yuzvendra Chahal in the last match. They will be looking to correct the same in today’s outing.

IND Playing 11 (Probable)

KL Rahul
Shikhar Dhawan
Virat Kohli
Sanju Samson
Shreyas Iyer
Hardik Pandya
Washington Sundar
Shardul Thakur
Deepak Chahar
T Natarajan
Yuzvendra Chahal

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Captain Picks

For Small Leagues

  • Steve Smith is still Australia’s most bankable player in any of the formats. He began slowly in the last innings but caught up marginally towards the second half of his innings. He made 46 from 38 balls in the last innings and looked like found his “hands” again while batting.
  • KL Rahul should be the first pick again today from India’s batting lineup. He rarely fails in this format and wicket-keeping points will always remain bonus. His scores so far in the series: 51 & 30.
  • T Natarajan has gone places with just couple of matches in his international career. His ability to adopt and execute his plans has impressed everyone on this tour. His left-arm angle combined with his skills of slower balls and Yorkers do make him a favourable pick in today’s match.

For Grand Leagues

  • Matthew Wade is a great option to have in the grand leagues. As we saw in the last match, he feasts on the powerplay overs with the fielders up. Also a left-hand option means that bowlers will have to change their plans with Aaron Finch at the other hand.
  • Aaron Finch should walk straight into your team if he plays today. He is likely to open again and has remained one of the proven performers in white-ball international circuit. He played well at SCG during the ODIs with scores of 114 & 60 to his name.
  • Virat Kohli is a better captaincy option than Hardik Pandya today given limited game time of the latter. Indian captain has struggled a bit against the leg-spinners but still is too good a player to miss out on these opportunities against an inexperienced attack. He made 40 in the last innings and played a crucial hand in the middle overs.

Who will win AUS vs IND Today Match Prediction?

As per our Today Match Predictions, India are overwhelmingly favourites again to win this encounter and take home the series 3-0. Australia will be sweating over Aaron Finch’s fitness today and if he plays, Australia can post some fight. But pace bowling attack is a major worry for the hosts and is likely to haunt them again today in batting friendly conditions.

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