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After sealing the series with a comprehensive victory in Indore, India will take on Australia in what will be both teams’ final game before the start of the World Cup. Plenty of changes from both sides are expected for this last game of the series in Rajkot.
India won the second ODI by 99 runs (DLS) on Sunday (September 25) and look like a solid unit ahead of the global event. From centuries by Gill and Shreyas to Ashwin’s three-fer, the Men in Blue ticked plenty of boxes in that game. As the likes of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli return, the team will only get strengthened further.
Meanwhile, Australia suffered their fifth consecutive defeat in this format, and they have several concerns. The form of pace all-rounders and the reckless shots of their batters are something Australia would have talked about a lot before the game. This game will be their final opportunity to get their acts together and carry the momentum to the warm-up games and eventually to the World Cup.
The return of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will bolster the Indian squad. Shubman Gill and Shardul Thakur are rested for this game, while Axar Patel has failed to regain his full fitness.
India: 1. Rohit Sharma (c), 2. Ishan Kishan, 3. Virat Kohli, 4. Shreyas Iyer, 5. KL Rahul (wk), 6. Hardik Pandya, 7. Ravindra Jadeja, 8. Ravichandran Ashwin/Kuldeep Yadav, 9. Mohammed Shami, 10. Mohammed Siraj, 11. Jasprit Bumrah.
Pat Cummins will be back for this game. Mitchell Starc might also play his first game of the tour. Glenn Maxwell can return to the fold as well.
Australia: 1. David Warner, 2. Mitchell Marsh, 3. Steve Smith, 4. Marnus Labuschagne, 5. Alex Carey (wk), 6. Cameron Green/Glenn Maxwell, 7. Marcus Stoinis, 8. Pat Cummins (c), 9. Mitchell Starc, 10. Adam Zampa, 11. Josh Hazlewood.
- Rohit Sharma has 2251 runs at an average of 59.23 and a strike rate of 94.42 in 42 ODI innings against Australia. He has also hit eight half-centuries and as many centuries against them.
- Ishan Kishan has 409 runs at an average of 37.18 and a strike rate of 93.16 in 13 ODI innings this year. The southpaw has also amassed four half-centuries.
- Virat Kohli has 2172 runs at an average of 52.97 and a strike rate of 95.34 in 44 ODI innings against Australia. He has also hit 11 fifties and eight centuries against them. Virat loves batting against Australia and will look to make an impact again.
- KL Rahul has looked in pristine touch with the willow this series. Overall, Rahul has 502 runs at an average of 50.20 and a strike rate of 96.53 in 13 ODI innings against Australia. He has also amassed five fifties against them.
- Hardik Pandya has 546 runs while averaging 54.60 and striking at 111.88 in 11 ODI innings against Australia. He has also snared 11 wickets at an average of 33.72 in 10 ODI innings against them.
- Mohammed Siraj is going through the form of his life with the ball. He has 29 wickets at an average of 12.86 and a strike rate of 16.68 in 12 ODI innings this year.
- David Warner has 1118 runs at an average of 50.81 and a strike rate of 97.47 in 23 ODI innings against India. He has also amassed eight fifties and three centuries against them. He has looked good in this series, but Australia would need a big score from his bat this time around.
- Mitchell Marsh has 321 runs at an average of 40.21 and struck at 123.93 in nine ODI innings this year. He also has three fifties.
- Steven Smith has 1186 runs while averaging 53.90 and striking at 101.97 in 22 ODI innings against India. He also has five half-centuries and as many centuries against them.
- Mitchell Starc has 25 wickets at 33.64 runs apiece in 16 ODI innings against India. The Indian top-order is slightly vulnerable to the left-arm pace, and Starc has also troubled them in the past. Starc will have the responsibility of providing powerplay wickets to his team, something the other bowlers have failed to do consistently this series.
- Adam Zampa has 34 wickets at 31.64 runs apiece in 21 ODI innings against India. He bowled well amidst the carnage in the previous game and will have to provide breakthroughs to the team in the middle overs again.
- Head-to-head in the ODIs: Played 148, India 56, Australia 82, NR 10.
- Marnus Labuschagne vs Ravichandran Ashwin this series: 12 runs, 14 balls, 85.71 SR & 2 dismissals.
- Virat Kohli vs Adam Zampa in the ODIs: 230 runs, 209 balls, 110.04 SR & 5 dismissals.
- Mohammed Siraj in the powerplay in the ODIs this year: 16 wickets, 15.12 avg, 20.25 SR & 4.48 economy rate.
- Steven Smith requires 20 more to complete 5000 ODI runs.
The track in Rajkot is generally ideal for the batters. So, expect another high-scoring game, with the ball coming nicely on the bat. The average first innings score has been 311, with the teams batting first winning all three ODIs at this venue.
A temperature of around 33°C, with clear skies, is forecasted during the match hours.
Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article, as well as your own instincts, to create your teams.
IND vs AUS Dream11 Prediction – Ideal team combination: 1-5-2-3
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Australia are expected to fight hard to avoid a clean sweep, but India look good to win the rubber.