The fourth ODI of the five-match series as India looks to seal this series with a win in this game against Australia on Sunday.
India saw themselves get outdone by a good Australian side in the last game. The bowlers were not able to take a wicket initially, which allowed Usman Khwaja and Aaron Finch to have a 193 runs stand. That was enough to demoralise the Indian players as it already was a difficult wicket to bat on. Captain Virat Kohli in response scored yet another century, but the rest of the top order collapsed easily. This is going to be a problem for the side if not addressed immediately.
Meanwhile, Australia showed a lot of character to come back after being 2-0 down in the series. They still don’t have the services of two of the superstars in David Warner and Steve Smith. Led by Usman Khwaja, who scored his first century in the ODIs, Australia managed to post a respectable total. Young gun Richardson took over when it came to their turn to bowl, and he is knocking on the door of being a regular starter for the team once the ICC World Cup 2019 starts. They have to win this upcoming fixture, as the pride is on the line..
Venue – Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Chandigarh, India
Date & Time – 10th March | 01:30 PM IST
India – Kuldeep Yadav, Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ambati Rayudu, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja
Australia – Nathan Lyon, Aaron Finch(c), Pat Cummins, Alex Carey, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Peter Handscomb, Ashton Turner, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye
India – R Pant, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, R Jadeja, V Shankar, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/M Shami, Kuldeep Yadav
Australia – Alex Carey, Usman Khawaja, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, P Handscomb, M Stoinis, G Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon
Key Players –
India – Virat Kohli | Rohit Sharma | Jasprit Bumrah
Australia – Usman Khwaja | Aaron Finch | Pat Cummins