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Australia Tour Of India 2022: India Playing 11 vs Australia (Predicted), 3rd T20I. After a six-wicket win in the second T20I played at Nagpur, India is set to play the series decider against Australia at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.

The third T20I is scheduled to play on 25th September from 7:00 pm. India have never lost the third game of any T20I series played against Australia. The second T20I at Nagpur was reduced to 8 overs each after wet patches in the outfield delayed the start.

India vs Australia
India vs Australia. Image Credits: BCCI

Batting first, Australia put 90 runs on the board after Matthew Wade ensured a strong finish. A calculated start from Indian openers followed by a classy finish by specialist Dinesh Karthik saw India taking the game with 6 wickets and 4 balls in the hand.

India matched the record of Pakistan by winning 22 T20I in one calendar year. They haven’t lost the last 10 T20I series played at home. India won the second T20I by 6 wickets to level the series 1-1 as Rohit Sharma played a captain’s knock of 46 runs while chasing the target 0f 91.

India's Rohit Sharma and Dinesh Karthik
Rohit Sharma and Dinesh Karthik. Pic Credits: Twitter

In the second game, skipper Rohit Sharma scored 46 runs in just 20 deliveries with help of 4 fours and as many sixes. His partner KL Rahul scored 10 runs while Virat Kohli scored 11 runs. Both batters were bowled by spinner Adam Zampa.

Hardik Pandya and Virat Kohli (PHoto- Twitter)
Hardik Pandya and Virat Kohli (Photo- Twitter)

Suryakumar Yadav got out on the very first ball -lbw to Adam Zampa in the second T20I game after scoring 46 runs off 25 balls in the first T20I game. India’s leading scorer in the Asia Cup 2022, Virat Kohli is yet to fire in this series scoring 2 and 11. KL Rahul scored 55 in the 1st T20I but managed only 10 in the rain-curtailed T20I. Hardik Pandya who scored 71 in the 1st T20I, managed only 9 runs in the 2nd T20I.

India played 8 batters after the game was reduced to 8 overs. This might change at Hyderabad with a 20-over game expected. There is a big tussle over choosing between Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant. But Dinesh Karthik’s 10 runs off 2 balls to finish the game shows India’s strategy of playing him as a specialist finisher over Rishabh Pant.

Axar Patel
Axar Patel (Image Credit: Twitter)

Jasprit Bumrah’s comeback bolstered the Indian pace attack in the second game. Jasprit Bumrah took the wicket off Aaron Finch with a classy yorker showing that he hasn’t lost his touch. Harshal Patel’s form has put India in a jeopardy. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be back for the final game. Spinner Axar Patel has been phenomenal in this series.

The leading wicket-taker in the ongoing T20I series, Axar Patel has 5 wickets in the 2 games at an average of 6 and an economy of 5. Deepak Chahar may get a game in place of out-of-form Harshal Patel who is wicketless this series besides conceding runs at an economy rate of 13.5.

Australia Tour Of India 2022: India Playing 11 vs Australia (Predicted), 3rd T20I

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo: BCCI)
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Rohit Sharma is the skipper of India in the ongoing T20I series against Australia and will lead the team in the 3rd T20I as well. He will be an opener for the team in the match. The right-handed batter failed to score a good knock in the 1st T20I as he got out for just 11 runs. He started well with a six and a four but got out soon.

In the 2nd T20I, Rohit Sharma played a captain’s innings by leading from the front and also won MOM for his outstanding 20 balls unbeaten 46. His innings was laced with 4 fours and as many sixes as India successfully chased the 91 runs target in an 8 overs-curtailed match due to wet outfield.

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