- Australia will take on India in the third ODI of the three-match ODI series at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Wednesday.
- The Australian team won the first batting in both the SCG ODIs, scoring a lot of runs against India’s toothless bowling.
Australia will take on India in the third ODI of the three-match series at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Wednesday, 2 December.
Australia won a lot in both SCG ODIs after batting first, and scored not a lot against the Indian bowling attack. In the second ODI, the Australian team scored 389 runs. Including a brilliant century by Steve Smith and half-centuries from four other top batsmen. Hardik Pandya – who bowled just four overs – was India’s best bowler, which tells you a lot about his bowling effort.
In response, India started brightly, but despite losing some good partnerships, kept losing wickets at key junctions. The half-centuries of Virat Kohli and KL Rahul kept him in the game. But in the end the increasing pressure and the required run-rate proved too much for him. While Stark had another poor game, Hazelwood, Zampa, and Pat Cummins all bowled well to score big, which their batsmen posted on the board.
While the chain has already been fixed, it will be another dead-rubber fixture either way. India would like their bowlers to return to form for the rest of the matches in the tour. Meanwhile, Australia will have to show a whitewash, but do so without David Warner and Pat Cummins. The former is dropped due to a side strain while the latter is relaxed.
Date: December 2, 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 09:10 AM (IST), 03:40 AM (GMT), 02:40 PM (Local)
Location: Manuka Oval, Canberra
It should be bright and sunny in Canberra on match day. The temperature should be around 24 ° C. It is likely to be a great setting to play a cricket match.
Manuka Oval has been good for batsmen in some of the games that have been played there. Some assistance will be provided to both spinners and seamers, however, if they do not get the initial wickets, it will not be easy for the bowlers.
Probable XI 3rd ODI:
The Australian team will be forced to make some changes in their favor. Sean Abbott should replace Pat Cummins on the side. Cameron Green was in the can for David Warner when he was fully fit. Outsideview, Matthew Wade should go inside.
|Steve Smith||Aaron Finch (C)||Cameron Green / Matthew Wade|
|Moises Henriques||Maranus Labuschgane||Alex Carey (WK)|
|Sean Abbott||Glenn Maxwell||Mitchell Starc|
|Josh Hazlewood||Adam Zampa|
IND can make some changes in their team for this game. T Natarajan should make his ODI debut in place of Navdeep Saini, who has made a tough pair of games.
|Shikhar Dhawan||Mayank Agarwal||Shreyas Iyer|
|Virat Kohli (C)||Ravindra Jadeja||KL Rahul (WK)|
|Hardik Pandya||T Natarajan / Navdeep Saini||Mohammed Shami|
|Jaspreet Bumrah||Yuzvendra Chahal|
Although they have lost the first two games very strongly. India have a chance to gain some momentum with a win in the third ODI. With Warner and Cummins rested for the game. India should give a better performance and one can bring back the game to end the series 2–1.
Prediction: India to win.
Also Check our Previous Predictions: IND vs AUS: First ODI Prediction – Who will Win?