The three-match ODI series between India and Australia is at an exciting juncture. The series is leveled after Australia secured a comprehensive win in the second ODI at Visakhapatnam on Sunday. The third and final ODI between the two sides will take place on Wednesday, March 22 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Australia will be heading into the match riding high on confidence because of their 10-wicket win in the last game. Mitchell Marsh and Mitchell Starc have been their top performer so far in the series. Marsh is the leading run-scorer, while Starc tops the most wickets chart. They will be keen to continue their run in the final ODI match to seal the series.
On the other hand, India will be trying to put behind the loss and make a comeback in the series. They will want their skipper Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill to provide a good start and lay the foundation for the rest of the attack. The hosts will also want the spinners to join the party in the third ODI.
Details: India vs Australia, Border Gavaskar Trophy, Third ODI
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 22, 1:30 PM IST
Team India head coach Rahul Dravid termed the Chennai surface as a ‘good wicket’ ahead of the third ODI. It is expected to favor the batters, while the spinners also might get some help. The team that wins the toss is likely to opt to chase at this ground.
India (IND) vs Australia (AUS) – Predicted Playing XI
India: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
Australia: Steve Smith (C), Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Stoinis, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Nathan Ellis
Fantasy Team Suggestions – IND vs AUS
Team 1: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh (VC), Ravindra Jadeja, Marcus Stoinis, Cameron Green, Mitchell Starc, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav
Team 2: KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Steve Smith (C), Mitchell Marsh, Ravindra Jadeja (VC), Marcus Stoinis, Hardik Pandya, Mitchell Starc, Mohammed Shami, Adam Zampa
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