Last Update on: September 27th, 2023 at 12:58 pm
Australia Playing 11 vs India – 3rd ODI, 2023. Australia takes on India in the third and final ODI in Rajkot on September 27, Wednesday. The match starts from 1.30 pm IST with India having won the first two ODIs. The Men in Blue are now looking for a clean sweep while Australia is a consolation win.
Nothing has gone right for Australia since the ODI series against South Africa. They have now lost five ODIs on the trot including the last two IND vs AUS ODIs. India have won big in the first two ODIs first by five wickets and then by 99 runs in the second ODI.
While the Indian team have been peaking at the right time, Australia are struggling with injury concerns and also struggling to find the right combinations. The ill-timed injury to key players is something that the management needs to address quickly.
For Australia, skipper Pat Cummins will return to lead the side. Mitchell Starc should also be back as should be Mitchell Starc. Marcus Stoinis who was rested for the second ODI should be back in the third. There are injury concerns over Glenn Maxwell who is recovering from an ankle injury. Though he is expected to be back in the XI, it will be interesting to see how he goes in the game. Ashton Agar who is part of Australia’s World Cup squad is ant available for this series.
Fast bowlers Spencer Johnson and Nathan Ellis have been ruled out of the upcoming third ODI between India and Australia. Johnson is down with a hamstring injury while Ellis is troubled with a groin injury for which the bowlers will not play the second ODI.
Johnson made his debut in the second ODI going for 61 runs in 8 overs while remaining wicketless. There are also reports of Travis Head being unavailable for the first half of the World Cup with a fractured left hand. In this article, we predict Australia’s likely playing XI for the third ODI against India in Rajkot.
Australia Playing 11 vs India – 3rd ODI, 2023
Warner will open the batting for Australia. He has scored back-to-back fifties but is yet to find his striking form. He was dismissed by R Aswin in the second game and will come up against him in Rajkot as well.