With the three-match T20I series between Australia and India already decided in the favour of the latter, the upcoming match will be a dead rubber. It, however, does not decrease the importance of the game. With the next T20 World Cup less than a year away, every T20I is important for the teams as they would be looking to finalise their best eleven at the earliest.
Both the teams will be also keen to win the game in order to have the momentum ahead of the forthcoming four-match Test series. India will be eyeing a historic clean sweep and register their fourth win on the trot on the tour. Australia, on the other hand, will be desperate to avoid a humiliating whitewash at home and gain some momentum ahead of the Tests.
India have won the toss and have decided to field first against Australia in the third T20I.
KL Rahul(w), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, T Natarajan, Yuzvendra Chahal
Aaron Finch (c), Matthew Wade (wk), Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques, D’Arcy Short, Daniel Sams, Sean Abbott, Andrew Tye, Mitch Swepson, Adam Zampa