Delhi, March 13, Wednesday at 01:30 PM IST
So, the five-match series is levelled 2-2 with the series decider scheduled to be played tomorrow in Delhi. Earlier the series was considered as an easy walk for the hosts after they took the 2-0 lead in first two games. But, the way Australia has turned up things, especially in Mohali, the hosts would be feeling the heat already while the winter is on its last legs in the capital.
The Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi has historically been a good batting surface. However, over the last few years, it has become slow and sluggish in nature. If we look at the last two ODIs, the team batting first has won on both occasions. Now, there are two things to consider- first, the India skipper Virat Kohli loves to chase down the targets i.e. prefers batting second especially in deciders and second, is the dew factor again. According to Kohli, it was the dew which came into the play in both the games at Ranchi and Mohali which India lost. However, unlike Mohali, the dew in Delhi will not play that much bigger impact but it will be interesting to watch Kohli’s move.
So, will Kohli bat first in Delhi and take chance with dew again or will it be the Aussies defending the target this time? We will find out tomorrow! Till then, let’s have a look at team news and Grand League teams.
India L, L, W, W, W
Australia W, W, L, L, L, L
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, V Kohli, KL Rahul/Ambati Rayudu, R Pant (wk), Kedar Jadhav, V Shankar, R Jadeja/Y Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and J Bumrah
Doubt: R Jadeja/Y Chahal
Australia: Usman Khawaja, Aaron Finch (c), Shaun Marsh, P Handscomb, Alex Carey, Ashton Turner, G Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa
Doubt: Jason Behrendorf/Nathan Lyon
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.
The Kotla pitch becomes slow and sluggish as the game wears and spinners come handy here in the second innings. So, all-rounders and spinners can be good options for captain and vice-captain.
Ravindra Jadeja for Yuzvendra Chahal & Nathan Lyon for J Behrendorf
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.