Australia Cricket team have scripted a stunning comeback to level the series 2-2 in the five-match ODI series against Indian National Cricket team. And now, they will aim to steal a series win coming from back when they face the host at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi on March 13 (Wednesday).
Meanwhile, the Australian batters have finally started to play their part which have change the outlook of their side. They are now more confident and can beat any side of the world. Moreover, with the addition of Steven Smith and David Warner, this team can overturn the tables in the ICC World Cup in England and Wales.
However, all eyes will be on the fifth ODI as they stare to take revenge for their series loss earlier this year. Ahead of the fifth game, the visiting side is likely to make one change from the winning XI.
Date and Venue: March 13 (Wednesday) at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi
Here is the predicted XI of the Australian Cricket team for the fifth ODI against Indian National Cricket team at Delhi:
Aaron Finch stormed into form in the third ODI at Ranchi but failed to capitalise on it as Bhuvneshwar Kumar cleaned him up in the second ball of the chase at Mohali. However, it won’t be a worrying sign for the Aussie skipper, but he will look to finish the series on a high note with the bat.
Usman Khawaja has been in scintillating form as he backed his maiden ODI hundred with a brilliant looking knock of 91 runs. The stylish looking southpaw has been pivotal in setting the tone for the Australian middle-order to come and capitalise on the excellent start. Khawaja will aim to continue his job in the series decider against Indian National Cricket team at Delhi.
The experienced southpaw has struggled to put runs on the board since making a comeback from injury. Shaun Marsh will be striving to get some runs as Australia march towards the ICC World Cup commencing on May.
Peter Handscomb looked in the scheme of things, but the big score wasn’t coming his way. However, his patience finally paid as he scored match-winning century t help his side level terms in the series. The right-hander will hope to continue his excellent form and book a World Cup berth.
Glenn Maxwell has been in good form in the ongoing series against Indian National Cricket team. The all-rounder will aim to bank on his confidence to play a blinder in Feroz Shah Kotla and win the series for his side.
Ashton Turner utilised his opportunity to a significant effect playing a match-winning knock of 84 runs off just 43 balls including five fours and six sixes. Turner’s form will be a massive bonus for Australia going into the series-decider on March 13.
Alex Carey has got starts in almost all the games, but the big score is yet to come. But he has made significant contributions at the lower-order of the innings. The wicket-keeper batsman will look to play his part in the upcoming game as well.
Pat Cummins has been the strike bowler for Australia in the ongoing series against Indian National Cricket team. So far, he has picked 12 wickets from four games at a staggering economy rate. The right-arm pacer will look to continue his job and pick some early wickets to finish the series on a high.
Jhye Richardson returned with three wickets in the last game but gave away 85 runs from nine overs. He will have to contain the easy flow of runs to be in the good books of the selectors. Meanwhile, he bowls at a good pace and will aim to hurry up the batters with his extra speed.
After missing out on the Mohali game, Nathan Lyon is likely to return to the playing XI for the last game of the series. Although he hasn’t been among the wickets, Lyon’s experience can come in handy in this kind of deciding clash.
The leg-spinner has been among the wickets which will be good signs for Australia ahead of the World Cup. However, Adam Zampa will have to be on his feet to steal the result in favour of his side when they face the Indian National Cricket team in the fifth and the final ODI.