Hello and Welcome to our preview for Australia vs India ODI match. We are covering AUS vs IND Dream 11 team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the third ODI match. The match is to be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.
The long Indian tour is now winding up and all that is left to be played is one ODI. However, it will still be an intriguing battle since the series is tied up at 1-1. The T20I series was held 1-1 by the rain and the Indian team emerged victorious in the Test series by 2-1. The final ODI will decide the series winner.
Australia won the toss in the second ODI and once again batted first. After losing out-of-form openers early, Marsh and Khawaja steadied the ship. Shaun Marsh batted tremendously well and his 131 helped Aussies post 298/9. Maxwell supported with 48. The bowling was dismal as no one gave an outstanding performance.
India chased the total of 299 comfortably with its batting lineup standing firmly. The openers gave a good start, MS Dhoni gave good support, Dinesh Karthik played a superb cameo and Virat Kohli scored a splendid century while chasing. Shami and Bhuvi were exceptional at the start and the death but others disappointed, especially the debutant Mohammad Siraj.
AUS vs IND, Third ODI, India tour of Australia, 2018-19
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
18th January 2019, 7:50 AM IST
Average 1st innings score: 222
Average 2nd innings score: 196
A score around 300 in the first innings has proven to be a match winning at the MCG. It is a big ground where running between the wickets is more important than the boundaries.
Aaron Finch (c), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (wk), Peter Handscomb, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Mitch Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Adam Zampa
Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Vijay Shankar
Australia has announced its playing XI. Billy Stanlake and Adam Zampa replace Jason Behrendorff (injury) and Nathan Lyon respectively.
Captain Finch, wicketkeeper Alex Carey, Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh form the top four.
Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell follow them. Stoinis and Maxwell have been helpful with the ball.
Billy Stanlake and Jhye Richardson will take the new ball.
Peter Siddle remains the third seamer. Adam Zampa, the wristy leg spinner, will be the primary spinner of the team.
Both KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya have been suspended and will not take part in the ODI series. Vijay Shankar replaces Hardik Pandya.
The top three remain firm in Rohit-Shikhar-Virat. After the performance in the second ODI, Dinesh Karthik and MS Dhoni are confirmed as well.
Ambati Rayudu has failed in both the ODIs but the team management is likely to persist with him with World Cup coming up.
Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav will be primary spin options. Bhuvneshwar and Shami form the skillful pace pair.
Mohammad Siraj was wayward on his debut in the 2nd ODI. He may get replaced Khaleel who played in the first ODI. Vijay Shankar is another option available for the selectors.
Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (wk), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Adam Zampa, Jhye Richardson, Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake
Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Khaleel Ahmed/Vijay Shankar
Captain and Vc choices: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Kuldeep Yadav.
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