India bounced back resoundingly from their ODI series defeat to secure the three-match T20I leg by taking an unassailable lead of 2-0 against Australia. The men in blue clinched victories by 11 runs and six wickets in Canberra and Sydney respectively to regain the much-needed confidence ahead of the Test series. They will eye a 3-0 victory like they successfully did in 2016.
However, with the Test series coming up, players from either side could leave out some of their crucial players. The men in blue still have plenty of top-notch players in their repertoire as they have shown by winning the T20 series that they could be as competitive and win. Nevertheless, the Sydney Cricket Ground could be in for another run-fest.
We take a look at India’s predicted XI ahead of the third T20I against Australia:
KL Rahul scored a fifty in the first T20I followed by an innings of 30 in the second as he has managed to get India off to blistering starts. The right-handed batsman might have to consider accelerating in the middle overs once he gets himself set. Nevertheless, the 28-year old is one of the most crucial cogs in India’s line-up today.