Toss Report
India. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Australia has won the toss and decided to bat first in the final and third T20I at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.

Here is what the captains said at the toss:

Virat Kohli: We would have bowled first as well as we’ve done well chasing, especially here. It’s always lovely to play in Sydney, we get a lot of support here. We’re unchanged.

Aaron Finch: We will bat first. Looks good wicket, a bit dry and we want to put runs on the board. One change, Starc comes in for Behrendorff.

Preview: India will look to level the series after rain rescued Australia in the second match. The visitor’s bowlers were able to hit the straps in the second game. They had an expensive outing in the first match but made a good return at Melbourne.

India's Predicted Playing XI, Australia vs India 2018
India celebrates its wicket. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

India will look to level the series.

The third and final match is expected to be a run-fest. Thus, the batsmen would be licking their lips. Both the team bowlers will like to right on the money if they don’t want to get thrashed.

Khaleel Ahmed and Krunal Pandya made a solid comeback in the second game and would like to continue in the same style. On the other hand, Australia is boosted by the return by Mitchell Starc.

Australia vs India 2018: 3rd T20I, Sydney - Toss Report
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Meanwhile, it would be a perfect chance for Australia to clinch the series against potent Indian side. The hosts haven’t won any series after the ball-tampering scandal and would like to turn the tide.

India Playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant (wk), Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Jasprit Bumrah.

Australia Playing XI: Aaron Finch, D’Arcy Short, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ben McDormett, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye, Nathan Coulter-Nile.

 

Gautam Chauhan

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