Australia and India will battle it out in the final ODI of the series on Friday. Ahead of the 3rd ODI we bring you all the fantasy Tips, Predicted XI, Top fantasy picks and much more.
Match Timings: 9 am IST
Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra
The match will be telecasted on Sony Ten network and viewers can also see the live match on Sony Liv App.
Australia so far in the ODI series has outplayed India in every department. The hosts will be looking for a clean sweep and make a statement against India before the T20I and Test series.
Team India will be keen to open their winning account on the Australian tour in the 3rd ODI. The men in blue will be wishing for an improved show with the ball in hand and end the series with 2-1 scoreline.
Head To Head
Matches Played: 147
Australia Won: 80
India Won: 52
Leading to the match there were few showers in Canberra but the forecast suggests that the rain is likely to stay away on match day and fans will witness a continuous match.
Usually, the all-important pitch at the Manuka Oval is a belter to bat on. Batsmen will be again aiming to score big in the series whereas the margin of error for all bowlers will be very minimal.
Average First Innings Score
The average score of the side batting first at the ground has usually been around 300 runs.
Injury and Availability News
Team India is expected to give chances who haven’t featured in the ODI series so far. T. Natarajan is expected to make in debut in place of an out of form Navdeep Saini. Also, Kuldeep Yadav is likely to feature in his first match of the tour in place of Yuzvendra Chahal.
Australia will be without David Warner who injured his groin during the last match. D’Arcy Short has been announced as his replacement and he is anticipated to open alongside skipper Aaron Finch.
Fantasy Tips – Australia vs India
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli ©, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, T. Natarajan
Australia: D’Arcy Short, Aaron Finch ©, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques, Alex Carrey (wk), Adam Zampa, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazelwood, Mitchell Starc
Australia vs India – Top Fantasy Picks
Steve Smith: The Indian team will be praying to see the back of Smith early after the form he has shown in the previous two ODIs. The scary thing is that it seems he is still hungry to score runs even after hitting two centuries. Smith should be the first name in your fantasy XI of the 3rd ODI.
Josh Hazelwood: He has been the best fast bowler on display in the ODI series so far. The tall Hazelwood just has this knack of picking wickets and putting his side in the driving seat.
Virat Kohli: The Indian captain has a sensational record at Canberra and he will be again looking to play a big knock and end the ODI series on a high.
Jasprit Bumrah: The leader of the Indian pace attack also needs to lift his game in the final ODI. Bumrah can pick wickets early which India desperately requires after the hammering they got in the first two matches.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks
Captain: Steve Smith
Vice-Captain: KL Rahul
Fantasy 11 Team
Wicket-Keeper – KL Rahul
Batsmen – Steve Smith, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli, Mayank Agarwal
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya, Glenn Maxwell
Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazelwood, T. Natarajan
3-0 to Australia