Host India and Australia will be ready to battle it out in the series decider to be played at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. The visitors pulled off special batting performance to level the five-match one-day series in Mohali.
Australia chased a record 359 runs set by India in the previous game played in Mohali. Peter Handscomb smashed his maiden century to lead the way for Australia. Usman Khuwaja also scored 90 odd runs in the previous game to help Australia stay alive in the series.
India vs Australia -5th ODI
The home side will make changes for this game as pacer Mohammad Shami might come in place of Yuzvendra Chahal, who conceded 80 runs in the previous game played in Mohali. Shikhar Dhawan smashed 16th ton in limited-overs cricket to help India post a mammoth total on the board.
The spotlight will on opener Rohit Sharma, who has gone through quiet run with the bat so far in this one-day series. Sharma will be looking to do something special for India in this series decider.
Virat Kohli has been consistent performer for India in this one-day series. Indian Captain will be keen to produce runs for the side in this series finale. Lokesh Rahul and Rishabh Pant will need to deliver runs with the bat in order to book their place in the squad for the Cricket World Cup 2019.
In the bowling department, Mohammad Shami will certainly bolster the attack comprising of Jaspreet Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav.
The visitors will be buoyed after winning two games in a row to keep the series alive against India.
For Australia, Usman Khuwaja, Aaron Finch and Peter Handscomb have scored crucial runs for the side in this one-day series. Khuwaja certainly has showed excellent form and consistency to deliver two special performances with the bat.
Handscomb have done enough to cement his place in the World Cup squad. His maiden century certainly helped Australia pull off record-chase in Mohali.
Ashton Turner also smashed a quick-fire cameo to help Australia level the one-day series.
In the bowling department, Pace bowler Pat Cummins has been standout bowler in this one-day series. Jason Behrendorff and Adam Zampa have also delivered crucial spells for the side in the previous game.
Possible XIs for India vs Australia 5th ODI game
Likely XI: Aaron Finch (captain), Usman Khuwaja, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Turner Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson/Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa.
Likely XI: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Kedhar Jadhav, Lokesh Rahul, Vijay Shankar, Rishabh Pant (wk), Mohammad Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaspreet Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav,