The hosts Australia and the visitors India will face each other in the third and final T20I of this series at Sydney Cricket Ground (Sydney) on Tuesday (8th December).
The Men in Blue are leading this series by 2-0 and they have already secured this series. If India win the last game of this series, they will complete the whitewash in this away series, which the hosts will desperately try to avoid.
Australia vs India, 3rd T20I: Match Preview
The hosts Australia are missing some of their big names in the T20I squad and it has clearly affected them in this T20I series. Though they have fought very well in this series, those were not enough to beat one of the most consistent T20I side in the present time.
While their most batsmen have failed to capitalise their good starts, their bowlers have failed to pick up regular wickets, which helped the visitors to build up some crucial partnerships in this series.
Surely, the Aussie players will have to take more responsibilities to achieve better results in this shortest format.
Aaron Finch (C), Sean Abbott, Alex Carey, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, D’Arcy Short, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa
Recent T20I form (Oldest to latest): Lost, Lost, Won, Lost and Lost.
While India haven’t suffered a T20I defeat outside the home since February 2019, they are unbeaten in their last 11 overall T20Is (won 8 times, tied 2 times where they won both those Super Overs and no result 1 time).
Virat Kohli-led Indian side has once again proved themselves in this shortest format. Apart from the captain, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya are in good form and all of them have proven in this tour.
Though the first T20I Player of the Match award winner leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was very expensive in the last game, the left-arm pacer T Natarajan has highly impressed with the ball in hand in his early days of international career.
Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul (vc & wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson (wk), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, T Natarajan, Shardul Thakur.
Recent T20I form (Oldest to latest): Tied (Won Super Over), Tied (Won Super Over), Won, Won and Won.
Australia vs India, 3rd T20I: Match Prediction
The in-form visiting side India are in full confidence ahead of this final match of this series. While their is a huge chance of India’s success in this upcoming match, the unsettled Aussie side needs to show strong character to avoid the whitewash.