For the final time in the ongoing ODI series, Australia and India will face off. The hosts have already won the series by comfortably winning the opening two matches. While this might be a meaningless game for many people, in the ICC World Cup ODI Super League, both parties would look at it as a chance to add 10 points to their kitty. With this being their debut series in the league, India is yet to get off the ground.
Besides, Australia is struggling with an injury loss to its ace opener David Warner. In the previous game, he got injured while fielding and ruled out of the third ODI and subsequent T20Is. Pat Cummins was also rested from the rest of the white-ball matches by the hosts to keep him fresh for the Tests. As a lot of cricket is still to be played on the tour, even India might think of resting one of Mohammed Shami or Jasprit Bumrah.
Even on Wednesday morning, the weather will be partly cloudy until the sun is expected to rise just in time for the match. Having said that with the temperature expected to hover around 20-22 degrees Celsius during the game, the possibility of rain interrupting the proceedings couldn’t be disputed.
Canberra should play host to a high-scoring match on Wednesday, much like the pitch in Sydney. For the pacers, who will have to rely on changes of pace as the game progresses, there should be some support on offer. The spinners are not supposed to get much turn off the surface, but in the middle overs, they could still play a part.
On winning the toss, both teams will look to bat first with conditions being ideal for batting early in the day. Anything about 300 should be a competitive number, with both parties able to comfortably break it.
Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (WK), Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa, Matthew Wade/Cameron Green, Sean Abbott/Andrew Tye
Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul (wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah/T Natarajan, Navdeep Saini/Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal/Kuldeep Yadav
India vs Australia, 3rd ODI Dream 11:
Steve Smith (c), KL Rahul (wk), Aaron Finch, Marnus Labuschagne, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Glenn Maxwell, Hardik Pandya, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa, Mohammed Shami
It’s a difficult match to predict, after losing two games and also losing the series India will do everything to win this match. Both sides are filled with excellent players, but Australia will miss the absence of their star players David Warner and Pat Cummins in this game. India has their A1 squad with them but certainly their opener, Rohit Sharma is missing, who plays against Australia like a firearm. Australia has an excellent top order and hopes that this game will be the first two games for Maxwell and Labuschagne to get some good runs on the board.
While Cummins will not play this game and India will benefit from his absence, the bowling of both teams can be named equal now. India will put it all out to win this game, and the bowlers will have to do very well to get this one done. Let’s enjoy the excitement of cricket by placing bets with BAJI now!