The Indian team, which arrived in Australia to collect some taxes, seemed to have passed the first two matches in Sydney. Virat’s team, which lost the three-match series 0-2, will now have to defend its honor on the useful pitch of the Canberra batsmen. Virat Kohli, who has been embroiled in controversy over selection and the final-11, has lost the toss in the last two matches and if he loses the toss at the Manuka Oval in the Australian capital, the match could slip out of his hands as he has won the last seven matches.
Australia have scored over 350 in the last two matches and have beaten India. India lost the first match by 66 runs while in the second match they lost by 51 runs. Now his goal is to gain the confidence he needs in the upcoming matches while winning in Canberra.
Australia heavyweight in every divisionThe hosts have proved India in every aspect of the game in both the matches. The Indian bowlers have taken just 10 wickets in both the matches while the bowlers have 763 runs. There was a lot of pressure on the Indian batsmen. Despite all the efforts, they were able to raise 3 runs. The Australian team has scored three centuries in two matches while the Indian batsmen have not scored a single century.
The bowler has to show:The Australian bowlers have taken advantage of the home situation and are 17 wickets quick in the series so far and have been instrumental in their team’s success. On the other hand, the failure of the bowlers has overshadowed India. Indian bowlers scored 374 runs in the first match. The second match was expected to improve, but the match proved to be worse for the Indian bowlers. The Australian batsmen scored 389 runs in the match. He scored a century and four fifties.
Changes in the team:Apart from Mohammad Shami in the first match and Hardik Pandya in the second match, no one was able to impress in bowling. Then there is the demand for change. Virat has the option to remove Mayank Agarwal and get an opening from KL Rahul and feed Manish Pandey in the middle order. It remains to be seen whether he will give a break to either Jaspreet Bumrah or Mohammad Shami in view of the Test series or feed Natarajan instead of Navdeep Saini.
David Warner will not play because he is injured. Pat Cummins has also been rested. Captain Aaron Finch has the option of opening with a De Archie shot or Matthew Wade. Marnus Labush, who is in the middle order, has expressed his desire to open. If Finch lands in the opening, Cameron could play his first ODI in the green middle order. All-rounder Sheen Abbott, who has taken 14 wickets in three matches at the Sheffield Shield, will also get a chance.
The ODI series will be followed by a three-match ODI series from December 4. The four-match Test series is scheduled for December 17, with the first match to be played in Adelaide. This match will be the first day-night test between the two teams. The Test series is very important for India and India will have to win on Wednesday to boost the confidence they need.
India: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubhaman Gill, KL Rahul, Shreyas Aiyar, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Singh Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jaspreet Bumrah
Australia: Aaron Finch (capt), Steve Smith, Marnus Labs, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Michelle Stark, Adam Janpa, Josh Hazlewood, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Cameron Green, Mogas Henriques, End