500th ODI Win, 40th ODI Ton and a Nail-Bitter. What a match we experienced a few days back but it’s back to business with the 3rd ODI of the series in sight and alot to ponder for Australia with a little to think & correct for India. Rohit & Shikhar’s form is a bit of concern for India while Aussies will be looking to deny another series defeat at Jharkhand State Cricket Association Stadium in Ranchi i.e. Home Town of Ms.Dhoni.
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Pitch- The match will be played at JSCA International Cricket Stadium Complex, Ranchi. The surface here, usually tends to offer help to spinners and due to bigger boundaries it becomes tough to hit them. So, expect another spin dominated & low scoring affair.
Time: 13:30 PM IST; Date: 8 March 2019
Previous Clash at this Venue- The last match played here was between India & New Zealand in 2016, which New Zealand won by 19 runs.
Head-to-Head- India & Australia has played only one ODI at this venue before which ended in a no result due to rain.
Broadcast- The match will be Broadcasted Live on Star Sports & Hotstar in English, Hindi & Regional Languages.
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India- After a nail-bitting win at Nagpur on the back of a century from Kohli & impressive bowling from Bumrah with All-Round performance from Vijay Shankar, the home team is in all bid to give Rohit & especially Shikhar a chance to get back among runs. While Kuldeep might miss out in-favour of Chahal after some slog over thrashing. Also, Bhuvneshwar Kumar will join the team for the final 3 ODI by replacing Siddarth Kaul.
Playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(C), Ambati Rayudu, Ms.Dhoni(Wk), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, R.Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Australia- The visitors are expected to go with the same line-up irrespective of what happended in Nagpur. The only positive for them is that Nathan Lyon is back in-form.
Playing XI : Aaron Finch(C), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Alex Carey(Wk), Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jhye Richardson