India and Australia will take on each other in the third and final match of the ongoing series at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on September 27. India are leading the series 2-0, and will now be looking to register a whitewash.
In the first ODI, Mohammad Shami grabbed headlines with his five-wicket haul which restricted Australia to a first innings total of 276 runs. In reply, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shubman Gill together scored 142 runs for the first wicket to take India to a win with eight balls remaining. Notably, KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav also scored half centuries.
India were much more dominating in the second ODI in Indore. Batting first, they posted a mammoth 399 as Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer scored a century each, and KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav scored half centuries. In reply, Australia were bowled out for 217 and lost the match by 99 runs via the DLS method.
Australia will be looking to lift their morale by winning the last game and avoiding a whitewash. This is the last series for both the teams to prepare for the World Cup which begins on October 5.
Ahead of the third ODI between India and Australia, here is everything you need to know.
India vs Australia Injury Update
Shubman Gill is set to be rested for the third ODI, while the likes of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, who were rested for the first two ODIs, will be playing this game. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj may also return to the XI after being rested. For Australia, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc, who did not play the first two games, will be returning.
India vs Australia Predicted XI
Australia Predicted XI
Mitchell Marsh, David Warner, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (capt), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
India Predicted XI
Rohit Sharma (capt), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah
India vs Australia Match Details
Match: India vs Australia
Date & Time: September 27, 1.30 PM IST
Venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
India vs Australia Fantasy Team
Wicket-keeper – KL Rahul
Batters – Rohit Sharma, David Warner, Virat Kohli, Steven Smith
All-rounders – Ravindra Jadeja, Cameron Green
Bowlers – Mohammad Shami, Adam Zampa, Mohammad Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav
Captain – Virat Kohli
Vice captain – David Warner
India vs Australia: Rajkot Weather and Pitch Report
Like the pitch for the first two matches, the surface at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot is also batting-friendly. The average first innings score in ODIs at this ground is 311 runs. All three ODIs played here were won by the teams batting first.
The weather in Rajkot may spoil the game. It will be partly cloudy with chances of rain.
India vs Australia 3rd ODI Broadcast details
The match between India and Australia will be live on the Sports18 network as far as TV is concerned.
India vs Australia Live Streaming
Jiocinema has picked up streaming rights of the India vs Australia match. The toss will take place at 1.00 PM IST.
India vs Australia ODI matches Head-to-Head
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India vs Australia Match Prediction
Australia cannot be ruled out of the game despite losing the first two matches. They will get a boost with the return of Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins. But going by the overall strength of both teams, we expect India to win once again.