India vs Australia: India and Australia are ready to lock horns against each other for the third and final ODI of the 3-match series at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on March 22, Wednesday. Winning a match by both, the series is now levelled at 1-1 now and the third match will be the series decider.
Match: India vs Australia, ODI Match 3 of 3
Date: 22nd March 2023
Time: 01:30 PM IST
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
Pitch Condition: The series-deciding ODI match will be held at MA Chidambaram Stadium. The pitch here helps the spinners more. The surface will never be kind to the pacers, especially in the second innings. As the game progresses, the pitch shifts to the slower side and that will make the shots a little trickier. The average first innings score will be 259.
India vs Australia – Squad
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, K L Rahul, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (vc), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Jaydev Unadkat.
Australia: Steve Smith(c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey(wk), Cameron Green, Josh Inglis(wk), Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
India vs Australia – Team Performance in the Past Matches
India and Australia are ready for the series decider of the 3-match ODI series after a win for each in the first two matches. Rohit Sharma and his team showcased a dominant performance in the first ODI as they won the match by 5 wickets when 61 balls were left. KL Rahul has got a 75 in 91 balls. Ravindra Jadeja also had a good knock of 45 runs along with 2 wickets in the match. Both Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj claimed 3 wickets in the game.
But in the second game, Steven Smith and Co were ruthless to rake revenge. Called to bat first, India showcased a poor performance with the bat as they reached only 117 in 26 overs. Mitchell Starc was excellent with the bowl as he claimed 5 wickets in the match to restrict India to a low total. Sean Abbott also shined the game with 3 wickets. Nathan Ellis claimed the next two wickets.
Virat Kohli was the top scorer for the side with 31 runs off 35 balls. Axar Patel was the second top scorer who got only 29 runs. Australia never lost a wicket and the openers themselves easily chased the target to send out India. Mitchell Marsh has got 66 runs off 36 balls. Travis Head added 51 runs off 30 balls.
It is a must-win situation for team India to seal the series after a 10-wicket defeat in the second match. There may be a change in the batting line-up this time. Losing the Test series, Australia will also try to hold the ODI series.
Which of these teams will seal the series this time? Predict your teams now.
India vs Australia – Face to Face
India has played 145 ODI matches against Australia. Out of those matches, India won 54 times whereas Australia won 81 times. 10 matches ended without a result.
Here our experts at FCL are giving a prediction for the coming match. Hope you could find it helpful by any means.
Wicket-Keepers: Alex Carey.
Batsmen: Shubhman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Steve Smith, Travis Head.
All-Rounders: Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Marcus Stoinis.
Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Nathan Ellis, Mitchell Starc.
Captain: Shubhman Gill.
Vice-Captain: Alex Carey.
Wicket-Keepers: KL Rahul.
Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh.
All-Rounders: Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja.
Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Mitchell Starc.
Captain: Virat Kohli.
Vice-Captain: Mitchell Marsh.