A Hell of an innings from Ashton Turner, A calm and composed Knock From Handscomb buried India’s hope of a 4-1 series win. Though a record breaking 193 runs partnership with a century from Shikhar & 90 odd from Rohit led India’s way to 358 but it was destined to be Australia’s day. Despite another eye-opening loss India will bounce back hard along with some more experimentation. While Aussies will look to keep the momentum going & will look for a revenge series win. So, expect another exciting clash in Delhi.
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Pitch- The match will be played at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi. The surface here, usually tends to slow down as the game progresses. So, expect a lot of help for the spinners with some swing for pacers in start. Also, dew is expected to play a huge role in the game.
Time: 13:30 PM IST; Date: 13 March 2019
Previous Clash at this Venue- The last match played here was between India & New Zealand in 2016, which India lost by 6 runs.
Head-to-Head- India & Australia has played four ODI’s at this venue before & India has won three with Aussies winning only 1.
Broadcast- The match will be Broadcasted Live on Star Sports & Hotstar in English, Hindi & Regional Languages.
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India- Another defeat but a lot of positives still to take from it but a hell lot of problems to counter as well. While Rohit & Shikhar came back to form with a 193 odd opening stand, also Vijay Shankar showed some good signs with the bat down the order. Whereas Kedar, Rishab, Rohit, Shikhar were too bad in field. The team will definitely look to give Rohit rest as he looked too tired and was really bad in the field, they may be tempted to bring Ravindra Jadeja into the side because of slow nature of the pitch with Vijay Shankar promoted to no. 4 in Delhi ODI.
Playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan, KL.Rahul, Virat Kohli(C), Vijay Shankar, Rishab Pant(Wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah
Australia- The visitors are expected to go with the same line-up after an Ashton Special. Despite looking a much weaker to India, they have performed quite well all the players except Shaun Marsh are in form especially Usman Khawaja & Pat Cummins.
Playing XI : Aaron Finch(C), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Alex Carey(Wk), Ashton Turner, Glenn Maxwell, Adam Zampa, Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Jhye Richardson