Ind vs Aus: The second game of the one-day series played in Adelaide saw India make a strong comeback with the bat and ball to beat Australia. With this result, the one-day series is evenly poised at 1-1 with one remaining final to be played in Melbourne. The third and final game is certainly winner takes all scenario as both teams fighting it out for the ultimate prize.
Hosts Australia will be rue the fact that they missed an opportunity to close out the series in Adelaide. The bowlers leaked a lot of runs in the final ten overs of the innings to see India chase down a daunting total of 298 runs posted by Australia.
3rd ODI: Hosts Australia take on India in series decider at Melbourne
India vs Australia 3rd ODI Team News
Captain Aaron Finch has not produced runs with the bat at the top of the innings. He will be keen to break his lean run with a big score in the final game of the series. Overall, the batting lineup has done an excellent job in the two games played. Shaun Marsh has topped the batting charts for Australia after scoring a century in the previous game played in Adelaide.
Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, and Glenn Maxwell have chipped in with crucial contributions for Australia so far in this one-day series. In the bowling department, Hosts Australia has made two changes for series decider, Billy Stanlake and Adam Zampa will replace Jason Behrendorff and Nathan Lyon in the final XI.
Probable XI: Alex Carey (wk), Usman Khawaja, Aaron Finch (c), Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa, 1Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake
The top three comprising of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Captain Virat Kohli will need to contribute in this game. Kohli smashed his 39th ton in limited-overs cricket to help India level the three-match one-day series. Ambati Rayudu has struggled so far in this series. Wicket-keeper MS Dhoni played a superb inning under pressure to take India to victory in Adelaide. Dinesh Karthik also played a supporting role to Dhoni to see India chase 299 runs in the game.
In the bowling department, Left-arm quick Khaleel Ahmed might be replaced by Mohammad Siraj for the final one-day game in Melbourne. Siraj was expensive in his debut and conceded 76 runs from his ten overs. Kuldeep Yadav might be replaced by Yuzvendra Chahal as he has failed to take any wickets in the previous two games played against Australia. India might bring in Kedar Jadhav or Vijay Shankar in place of Ravindra Jadeja
Probable XI: Virat Kohli (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja/Kedhar Jadhav/Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Shami, Khaleel Ahmed/Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal/Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ambati Rayudu.