India and Australia face off in the final ODI of the 3-match series at the Manuka Oval in Canberra on Wednesday.
The hosts have already won the series by virtue of comprehensive wins in the first two games, and India dont have much to play for except pride
Australia Team Updates:
David Warner got injured in the last game and will miss this game
Australia may not be worrying as they have already won the series and would love to give chance to their benched players
Matthew Wade is likely to open with Aron finch in absence of David warner
Aaron Finch and M Wade will probably open the inning for the Australia team.
Steve Smith and M Labuschagne will form the middle order of the team
A Carey and G Maxwell will take care of the lower order
Maxwell scored 66* off just 28 balls in the last game
Aaron Finch will lead the Australia team as a Captain. He is also good Batsman.
Alex Carey will do the wicket keeping for Australia team.
Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell will take care of the spin bowling of the team.
Mitchell Starc and J Hazlewood will lead the pace attack of the team.
J Hazlewood has picked up 5 wickets so far in the series
India Team Updates:
Indian captain Virat Kohli is bound to make at least a couple of changes from the team that suffered losses by 66 runs and 51 runs in the first two ODIs
India have already lost last 7 ODI Games consecutively and would want to end their loosing streak
The Men in Blue will want to arrest their 5-match losing streak in the 50-over format, and a reshuffle could be the best course of action
Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal will probably open the inning for the India team. Both are well known inning openers.
Virat Kohli, S Iyer and KL Rahul will handle the middle order
Hardik Pandya and R Jadeja will take care of the lower order
Virat Kohli will lead the India team as a Captain. He is also a good Batsman.
Lokesh Rahul will do the Wicket Keeping duty for his India team.
Yuzvendra Chahal/Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja will lead the spin attack of the team.
Chahal could be replaced by Kuldeep Yadav who is not looking in really good form
Jasprit Bumrah and Navdeep Saini will take care of the pace attack for his team. Both are well known bowlers as they took many wickets in last few matches.
The RCB duo of Saini and Chahal have conceded over 170 runs while picking up just 2 wickets and this could be the reason, T Natrajan and Kuldeep can get in
Saini could be replaced by either Shardul Thakur or T Natarajan
Last 5 Head to Head:
Australia: 3 Won India: 2 Won
Overall Head to Head:
Australia: 80 Won India: 53 Won
As far the Head to Head battles are concerned, Australia have dominated the head-to-head record in ODIs with 80 victories in 147 ODI matches. With 53 games going in Indias favour, 15 clashes were washed out.
Aron Finch and David Warner registered yet another 100 runs partenership in the last game, Warner got injured in last game and will miss this one
Aron Finch scored brilliant 60+ runs knock in the last game against india, he will be a good pick in GL as captain once again.
It was Steve Smith once again who was the best batsman of the match, he became the man of the match once again for his brilliant hundered runs knock (104)
Hardik Pandya bowled 4 overs and also picked 1 wicket in the last game
Josh Hazlewood and Adam Zampa have picked highest wickets so far in this series and are now must picks of the match
Virat Kohli finally looked in some good touch as he smashed brilliant 89 runs and missed a deserved century
KL Rahul was brilliant in the lower order and S Iyer also looked in good touch in last game
In wicket keeping, Lokesh Rahul will be best choice.
Top order batsman may play major role on this pitch in the beginning
Small League Captaincy choices: Virat Kohli, Steve Smith
Small League VC Choices: KL Rahul, Aron Finch
Grand League Captaincy choices: Shikhar Dhawan, Aron Finch
Small League Must Picks:
Australia: Josh Hazlewood, S Smith, P Cummins, Aron Finch India: Virat Kohli, KL Rahul , Jasprit Bumrah, M Shami
Grand League Risky Picks:
Australia: G Maxwell, M Labuschagne India: Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer
David Warner is injured and unavailable
Australia Squad :
Aaron Finch(C), DArcy Short, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(WK), Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Daniel Sams, Moises Henriques, Matthew Wade(WK), Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye