With the series tied at 1-1, India and Australia have everything to play for when they lock horns with each other in the third T20I at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday, September 25. The Men in Blue lost the first game but bounced back to level series in the last match.
Although Rohit Sharma and Co. outsmart the Aussie, their problem still lies in the bowling. The return of Jasprit Bumrah after a couple of months out was a blessing but India will need the other bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal and even Harshal Patel to step up if they are to make a fist for trophies they’ll contest for
Australia, on the other hand, will be boosted by Matthew Wade’s superlative form with the bat. While their problem also lies in bowling, they have the luxury to fall back on Mitchell Starc when the T20 World Cup commences next month. They will hope to regroup and fire in unison to win the series.
3rd T20I – India (IND) vs Australia (AUS)
Date and Time: September 25, 2022, 7.00 pm IST
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Teams will look to chase on this wicket, mindful of both the weather as well as the traditional advantages of having a score on the board to go after.
Predicted Playing XIs
India (IND): Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant/Deepak Chahar, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Harshal Patel, Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal.
Australia (AUS): Aaron Finch (c), Cameron Green, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Daniel Sams/Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood/Kane Richardson.’
India bounced back in some style to level the series 1-1. It will be a cracker of a game in the third T20I with both teams keen to win the series. With confidence in their side, the home side will start as favourites to win the match and the series. However, Betway has placed their bet at 2.40 in favour of Australia to win the match.
IND vs AUS – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy Team 1: Matthew Wade, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Steve Smith (c), Aaron Finch, Cameron Green, Axar Patel, Hardik Pandya (vc), Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Jasprit Bumrah
Fantasy Team 2: Matthew Wade, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Steve Smith, Suryakumar Yadav, Glenn Maxwell (vc), Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Jasprit Bumrah