March 7, 2019
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India vs Australia Playerzpot Prediction 3rd ODI Preview, Team News, Playing 11

By Shalini Singh

India vs Australia Playerzpot Prediction 3rd ODI Preview

India aims to keep its winning juggernaut rolling when they host the visitors in Ranchi for the third ODI. The five-match ODI series stands at 2-0 with one last chance for Australia to stay alive.

Just when the game appeared to slip from the hands of team India, Bumrah came to the rescue to bowl the penultimate over. He was backed by Vijay Shankar who bowled the final over to snatch victory from the hands of defeat as India registered its 500th ODI win at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur. Now after winning the second ODI against Australia by 8 runs,

Vijay Shankar bowled the final over in the second ODI when Australia needed 11 runs to win with 2 wickets in hand. He gave away just two runs and took the remaining wickets to give his team a thrilling win. India had also won the first ODI against Australia by six wickets in Hyderabad which means that this win would hand over India a series win against Australia. Australia would aim to come out all guns blazing to avoid a series defeat.

Interestingly, despite the fact that India have won on both the outings, it would be worthwhile to add that Australia held their nerves till the end and they have chances to keep the series alive.

Where: JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi

When: 08 March at 1:30 PM IST


It felt a bit empty after the effort went in vain: Stoinis

Just a bit of an empty feeling coming to the end of the game,” Stoinis said on Thursday, 7 March, ahead of the third ODI in Ranchi. “We did well, fought hard, got close, but we didn’t get the result we wanted.”


Skipper Kohli all praises for Shankar

I want to specially congratulate Vijay [Shankar] because of the way he batted and also for the way he bowled in the last over. That requires a lot of mental strength and he showed a lot of character,” Kohli said.






  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar has replaced Siddharth Kaul for the remaining three ODIs against Australia.
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile has flown back home for the birth of his child. Jhye Richardson is most likely to replace him for this outing.

Australia ODI squad: Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Jhye Richardson, Peter Handscomb, Ashton Turner, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Aaron Finch(c), Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Andrew Tye

India ODI squad: Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Kedar Jadhav, Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ambati Rayudu, Lokesh Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja

Australia Playing XI

Aaron Finch(c), Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson

India Playing XI

Rohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah


Fantasy Picks India

  • Virat Kohli equalled Sachin Tendulkar’s record of scoring most centuries for a winning cause in ODIs. Many records tumbled as Kohli scored 116 runs in 120 balls. He is a perfect fantasy pick any day.
  • Vijay Shankar contributed with the bat and the ball in the last game. He could be picked along with the likes of Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah who are consistently performing well for the side.

Fantasy Picks Australia

  • Aaron Finch broke his batting rut in the last outing, he will look forward to performing well in the next header too. He along with Peter Handscomb, Usman Khwaja and Marcus Stonis are other good fantasy picks too.

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Shalini Singh

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