India vs Australia 2019: 5th ODI, Delhi – Match Preview; After the scintillating action in the four ODI games of the series, now, it is the time for a decider at Feroz Shah Kotla. The home team, Indian National Cricket Team is under the pump after the back-to-back setbacks in the ODI series. Meanwhile, the visiting camp is in a positive state of mind.

India would like to seal the series at Delhi:

The Virat Kohli-led side stunned by the loss at Mohali. In fact, on a previous couple of occasions, India got their toss decision wrong. They felt that the dew would make an impact in Ranchi, which wasn’t the case and in Mohali, they felt that Dew won’t be a factor but it made an impact.

Perhaps, they would stick with the same batting lineup, who did brilliant enough in the 4th ODI game. The openers got back to their rhythm with Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma scoring brilliantly. In between, it would be interesting to see the batting position of Virat Kohli at his home ground.

India vs Australia 2019: 5th ODI, Delhi - Match Preview
Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma. (Photo by Kerry Marshall/Getty Images)

They might tinker a bit in the bowling department. Bhuvneshwar Kumar looked ineffective in the death bowling while the lack of the fifth bowler is affecting the team dearly. Australians have decided to go against Kedar Jadhav, which is working for them brilliantly.

Australians got the momentum:

On the other hand, the visiting camp is more than happy, especially, after pulling out a couple of games on a trot. The batsmen are standing to the occasion to make things fall in place. The sudden emergence of Ashton Turner is a massive positive for Australian camp, who is turning things for his side.

India vs Australia 2019: 5th ODI, Delhi - Match Preview
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They would be happy to go with the same unit for the final clash as well. Though the bowling department saw a bit of tinkering, they would like to stick with the same unit. In between, Marcus Stoinis is still injured. However, the form of their batsmen is a great piece of news for Australia.

Date & Venue:

Date Venue
13th March 2019 Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Ongoing ODI Series Result:

ODI Series India Australia
5 2 2

Here’s the predicted XI line-up for both teams:

India’s Predicted XI:

Player Name Role
Rohit Sharma Batsman
Shikhar Dhawan Batsman
Virat Kohli (C) Batsman
KL Rahul Batsman
Rishabh Pant WK/Batsman
Kedar Jadhav Batsman
Vijay Shankar All-Rounder
Yuzvendra Chahal Bowler
Kuldeep Yadav Bowler
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Bowler
Jasprit Bumrah Bowler

Australia Predicted XI:

Player Name Role
Usman Khawaja Batsman
Aaron Finch (c) Batsman
Shaun Marsh Batsman
Glenn Maxwell All-Rounder
Peter Handscomb Batsman
Ashton Turner Batsman
Alex Carey Wk/Batsman
Pat Cummins Bowler
Jhye Richardson Bowler
Adam Zampa Bowler
Jason Behrendorff Bowler

Head-to-head record in ODIs in India:

Matches 60 India won 27 Australia 28 NR 5

Records Set To Be Achieved:

The Indian skipper, who is also the local lad in the fifth ODI game needs 67 runs to become the third highest run-scorer for India in the ODI format of the game. He will surpass the legendary Rahul Dravid, who scored 10,889 ODI runs.

India vs Australia 2019: 5th ODI, Delhi - Match Preview
Virat Kohli (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Pitch Conditions:

The history says that the pitch at Feroz Shah Kotla has always been a paradise for the batsmen. It would once again be the same for batsmen and a run-feast is on the cards. Most Probably, another hectic day for the bowlers is awaiting in the final ODI of the series.

Venue ODI Stats:

Venue Ranchi
Matches 24
Batting first team won 11
Bowling first team won 12
Average 1st Innings Score 233
Average 2nd Innings Score 211
Highest Total 330/8 by Windies vs the Netherlands
Lowest Total Set 115/10 by the Netherlands vs Windies
Highest Total Chased 281/4 in 40.5 overs by India vs SL
Lowest Total Defended 167 by India vs Pakistan

Weather Condition:

Probably, there would be no intervention of rain in the game. A 100-over game is on the cards without any weather effects on the game. With the game being a day/night fixture, both the team players would happily acclimatise to the weather. As per the report, it would hover around 26 degrees centigrade.

India vs Australia 2019: 5th ODI, Delhi - Match Preview
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Match Prediction:

Well, it would be a bit tough to pick the winning team. Australia is high on confidence while it is a matter of pride for Indian National Cricket Team, who already lost T20I series. The Virat Kohli-led side might make the most of the home conditions, as they know how it would play.