Aus vs Ind 3rd ODI:
Easy Peasy! The host Australia barely changed a shade while railing the visiting men in blue, in the two opening games of the tour. Team India has shown no dedication, commitment or performance whatsoever in the ongoing ODI series, yet. The series is lost with 2-0 margin and the final game might be the last nail in the coffin. Virat Kohli led team India is struggling to match its potential while the Australian side is enjoying the cake walk. The Sunday game was no different than the first game when Australian batting side shrunk the opponent’s bowlers and their bowlers cracked open the Indian batting line-up. Cricdaddy’s Ind vs Aus match prediction turned out to be the exact game result, so you can totally rely on our expert pre-game analysis in the coming games as well.
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Now the Ind vs Aus 3rd ODI is all set to be played on 02 Dec, Wednesday and the Indian fans will be eyeing for a miracle that could help the team finish the series with a win. However, this game would be completely different from the last two as the conditions, including pitch, weather and playing XI will be different in this game. Though, the series has already been decided, let’s have a look at what Indian fans might want to work in their favor, in the Ind vs Aus 3rd ODI dead-rubber fixture.
The 3rd ODI will be played at Manuka Oval, Canberra on Wednesday, 02 December. Manuka Oval has also been a batsmen friendly pitch as games here have been pretty high scoring. Interestingly, the pitch provides swing to pacers in the initial phase of the game, so early wickets will be very crucial in this encounter. The pitch will turn flatter as the game moves on. Spinners will struggle here to get any spin but the pacers will get the required movement. The team batting first might choose to field first and get the aid provided to the pacers, by the pitch.
Reports have suggested a bright and sunny day at Canberra for the game. The temperature would be around 24 degree celsius, making this a great setting for a cricket match. With pretty balanced weather conditions, pacers will play the key role for their team. Both Mitchell Starc and Jasprit Bumrah are missing the form they are known for, and this pitch might get them what they need.
Expected Playing XI:
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey, Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
India: KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, V Kohli, Mayank Agarwal, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, YS Chahal, NA Saini, Mohammed Shami, JJ Bumrah.
Team Australia is all pumped up and well in-form. The top order batting is performing exceptionally and the skipper Steve Smith is in devastating form. Aaron Finch and David Warner are also creating trouble for the bowlers while Glenn Maxwell has made his mark as an outstanding finisher. The story has been the same in both games and that helps to deduce that Australian side will be willing to go with the same team combination.
However, Indian side needs a shuffle from top to bottom. With no Rohit Sharma in the team, K L Rahul would be the best choice to open the innings with Dhawan. With a half century in the second game, he has justified his form. Kohli, however, found his form in the last game but lost his concentration at the key place. Every single fan knows it pretty clearly that, a lot, depends on Virat Kohli innings. Pandya might be promoted up in the batting order in this game to get more balls to play. Have a look at the expected playing XI for both teams.
Overall match Prediction:
Not much is anticipated in this game as the forms of both teams are revealed already. The first inning score of Ind vs Aus game will decide the favorite, thus, toss would be very crucial. Indian side will try its level best to win a single game before the Ind vs Aus T20 Series. Defending the Aussies on Australian soil is never easy and the same has been proved in the first two games of the series. Considering all the favoring conditions and factors, we can deduce that team India has very slim chances to win this game. Fans can enjoy Cricdaddy Ind vs Aus Live Score, which will be available from 09:00 AM on Wednesday.