India tour of Australia, 2018
India vs Australia, 3rd T20I | IND vs AUS WHO WILL WIN
It was an agony of epic proportions for the 65,000 plus capacity crowd and off-course the Men in Blue after persistent rain washed away a golden chance of squaring the series after a blip at the Gabba.
The washout at the MCG meant their streak of seven successive T20I series wins came to a screeching halt.
It was indeed a golden chance for India. Their bowlers, especially Krunal and Khaleel had shown remarkable improvement from the first game to restrict the Aussies to 7-132 when rain intervened for the first time.
For Australia, it was a great escape. Their batsmen including their skipper Aaron Finch, who knicked off for a golden duck, had shown very little, playing reckless shots without respecting the conditions that were on offer.
Nevertheless, thanks to rain, it gives me a great opportunity to script their first ever bilateral T20I series win (discounting the one-off game they won in 2008) against India.
All in all, weather permitting, it promises to be a riveting encounter at the SCG.
Venue:- Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
When:- Friday, November 23rd, 2018, 01:20 PM IST
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Here’s how both teams will probably line-up for the third T20I at the SCG:-
Wicket-Keeper:- Rishab Pant
Batters:- Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Dinesh Karthik
All-rounders:- Krunal Pandya
Bowlers:- Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah
Wicket-Keeper:- Alex Carey
Batters:- D’Arcy Short, Ben McDermott, Aaron Finch, Chris Lynn
All-rounders:- Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell
Bowlers:- Nathan Coulter Nile, Jason Behendroff, AJ Tye, Adam Zampa
The big stars rise up to the occasion
The money spinners in Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Chris Lynn, and Aaron Finch have not yet set the ball rolling in the series. Weather permitting, expect them to turn it on at the SCG.
Spinners ruling the roost
Aussies are struggling to pick Kuldeep Yadav, likewise, India also struggled against Adam Zampa at the Gabba.
With the Sydney pitch traditionally known to favor spinners, picking the likes of Yadav, Zampa and Pandya could be a gamechanger for your Dream11 side.
Overhead conditions (if any) may well keep the fast bowlers from both sides in the game.
Expect the likes of Bhuvi, Bumrah, Tye and Coulter Nile to rule the roost.
The Unlikely heroes
Sometimes the players you least expect, end making a game-changing impact in the game- as Marcus Stoinis did in the first game
Khaleel Ahmed found some confidence in the last game while D’Arcy Short is due for some runs after an extended lean patch.
Making them captain/vice-captain could reap you great rewards in your Grand League team.
This IND vs AUS Dream11 prediction is high-risk but you may reap rewards if some assumptions come off. We advise you not to use these teams in small league contests.