The ongoing Australia tour of India 2019 is going on its full pace. After the T20 tournament between both teams ended in which Aussie prevailed over India, the 3rd ODI is set to play on 8 March, Friday, 2019.
Australia defeated India on their own turf in the recently concluded T20 series but India has so far made a tremendous comeback with back to back wins in the first two matches of the 5 match ODI series.
India leads the 5 matches ODI series 2-1 so far.
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Last game was not a easy win, it was pretty intense as India had to defend a not very rich total but with superior and strategic gameplay they emerged victorious and their confidence is boosted tenfold. They will enter the field on Friday to wrap this series up.
So, they won’t be taking many chances in this match. After this game, they will have a chance to test their bench strength for the remaining two matches.
This quadrennial tournament is necessary for both teams considering the World Cup 2019 is couple of months away and this series is a warm up before the mega event.
But what would be the Indian strategy for the third match, how would they line up. Let’s take a look at the probable starting XI of India against Australia for the third ODI.
India vs Australia: Probable Starting XI India in 3rd ODI
The playing XI that Indian played with in the first 2 ODIs has been good for them if not magnificent. They did the work. India wouldn’t like too many many changes or take unnecessary risks. Here’s the predicted Indian playing XI for the 3rd ODI.
|India Probably Playing XI|
|1. Shikhar Dhawan|
|2. Rohit Sharma|
|3. Virat Kohli (capt.)|
|4. Ambati Rayudu|
|5. Rishabh Pant (wk)|
|6. Kedar Jadhav|
|7. Vijay Shankar|
|8. Bhuvneshwar Kumar|
|9. Kuldeep Yadav|
|10. Yuzvendra Chahal|
|11. Mohammed Shami|
Although the opening pair of India is not up to the mark for quite a long time, it is gonna stay intact though as there is no better pair for replacement. Rohit Sharma was dismissed for 0 in the last match but we all are aware with the tornado that he can bring on any day. Shikhar Dhawan form is also a major problem for India considering the world cup 2019 is about to come and he has been out of form since Asia Cup.
|Australia Probably Playing XI|
|2. Aaron Finch (capt.)|
|3. Shaun Marsh|
|4. Peter Handscomb|
|5. Glenn Maxwell|
|6. Marcus Stoinis|
|7. Alex Carey (wk)|
|8. Pat Cummins|
|9. Nathan Lyon|
|10. Jhye Richardson|
|11. Adam Zampa|
The rest of the team will also remain same. Rishabh Pant could have been in this list but Vijay Shankar played an impressive knock in the last match with Virat Kohli so there are very much chances that he will be included in the next match as well. The bowling has been India’s strength in this series. Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Shami will be the bowling trio for Indian side.
Although, Australian team could introduce some changes following their back to back defeats in the last two ODIs. This match will be absolutely necessary for them to win or India wins the tournament.
This is the probable playing XI for the upcoming third ODI between India vs Australia. It will be played on Friday 8 March at 1:30 PM. If India wins this match, they will clinch the ODI series. The confirmed playing XI for both the teams will be announced today. Keep visiting us and follow us on our social media platforms for the latest information of the ongoing ODI series and all IPL 2019 related updates.