The India National Cricket Team will take on Australia in the final ODI of the three-match series on Wednesday. Indians were outplayed by the Australians in both the games as admitted by Indian Skipper himself. Both the matches were pretty similar in many ways and one of them was twin 62 balls hundred by Steve Smith. This game will be a chance to clean sweep Indians in the ODI series.
The last game of the three-match ODI series between team India and Australia will be played on 2nd of December at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. The game is scheduled to begin at 9:10 AM IST and can be viewed on Sony Liv in India.
Team India was dominated in all the departments in first two games of the series, the services of Rohit Sharma were missed dearly in the ODI series, and team India might give an opportunity to KL Rahul at the top of the order. India would be hoping for a change in the results with the change of venue.
Australia, having already won the series, will be resting their premier fast bowlers, and the likes of Andrew Tye will be getting opportunities in the playing 11. David Warner will also be unavailable for the third game hence a new batter might get an opportunity at the top. This a golden opportunity for the Aussies to clean sweep a champion team like India in an ODI series.
The temperature is expected to be around 20-22°C on the match day, with 70% humidity and the sky will be cloudy. There are 30% chances of precipitation during the match.
The surface at Manuka Oval Cricket Ground is a batting-friendly one. An average score of 350 runs is expected in the 1st innings. This venue will host an ODI match after four years and team batting first wins the match 80% of the time, so the team winning the toss will generally bat first.
WON – 1, LOST – 6, TIED – 0 (Last 7 matches at this venue)
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India: Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Navdeep Saini
Bench: Shubman Gill, Maneesh Pandey, Shardul Thakur, Sanju Samson
Australia: Aaron Finch, Marnus Labuchagne, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques, Matthew wade, Alex Carey, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood
Bench: Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Cameron Green, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson,
Steve Smith looked formidable as he always does against team India, he scored another 62 ball twin century against his favourite opponent, there are high possibilities that he will score another one.
Aaron Finch scored a century in first and 80 runs in the second game. He is loving the fact that he doesn’t have to face Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the initial overs. He will be thinking that he missed another century and will be itching to do well again.
Virat Kohli looked good in last game for his 80 something runs, but he could not take his innings further and India had to face another defeat, he will be a key player for India if they want to avoid a clean sweep. KL Rahul can expect a promotion to the opening slot as he looked great in last two innings but got lesser opportunities at the end.
Captain – Virat Kohli, Steve Smith
Vice-Captain – KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Aaron Finch
Keeper – KL Rahul
Batsmen – Steve Smith (c), Marnus Labuschne, Virat Kohli (vc), Aaron Finch
All-rounders – Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya
Bowlers – Mitchell Starc, Mohammad Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa
Keeper – KL Rahul (vc)
Batsmen – Aaron Finch (c), Steve Smith, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli
All-rounders – Glenn Maxwell, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya
Bowlers – Adam Zampa, JaspritBumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
Manuka Oval Cricket Ground has provided great support to the batters so it will be wise to fill your team with the impactful batters from both the sides. The pacers will also remain crucial for this match and shouldn’t be ignored in the fantasy team. Yuzvendra Chahal and Adam Zampa will be a good spinning option as well in for fantasy team.
Australia looks good to sweep India at their home soil.
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