After winning two ODIs on the trot, Team India is set to host the Kangaroos for the third ODI at the JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi. The hosts must be eyeing to seal the series heading into the third match while the Australian team will be hoping to bounce back with a win. We can expect another thrilling encounter between two juggernauts in the modern-day cricket. While Australia found themselves battered and bruised after the recent defeat, the Blue Brigade is flying high ahead of the ICC World Cup.

The Indian Team has been in sensational form this year under the leadership of Virat Kohli. They have only lost a couple of games in their ten ODIs played in 2019. With the ICC World Cup in sight, the hosts will be determined to make the most of this home series. Team India won a close game in Nagpur courtesy some brilliant bowling performance by the Indian bowlers. Kohli was declared the Player of the Match for his sensational 40th ODI century. Having won the first two games, India would be eyeing to wrap up the series in the upcoming game.

Australia, on the other hand, will be disappointed with their sluggish performance in the first two ODIs. The Kangaroos perished under pressure as they lost two close games against the second-ranked side in the ICC ODI rankings. After a steady inning in the second ODI, Aaron Finch would be hoping to lead his team by example in this do-or-die match. The reigning world champions have to tick many boxes if they want to defend their title in the upcoming World Cup.




Date: Friday, 08 March 2019

Time: 01:30 PM IST

Venue: JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi

League: Australia tour of India 2019

Live Telecast: Star Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar (Website, App)


Head-to-head (last five ODIs)

India – 4

Australia – 1


Ground Stats ODI


Total Matches 4
Matches won batting first 1
Matches won bowling first 2
Average 1st Inns scores 249
Average 2nd Inns scores 178
Highest total recorded 295/8 (50 Ov) by AUS vs IND
Lowest total recorded 155/10 (42.2 Ov) by Eng vs IND
Highest score chased 288/7 (48.4 Ov) by IND vs SL
Lowest score defended 260/7 (50 Ov) by NZ vs IND


Team News



  • India is likely to go ahead with the same playing XI.


  • Australia may rest one of their spinners to bring back a pacer in the starting lineup.




Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Siddarth Kaul


Aaron Finch(c), Alex Carey(w), Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Ashton Turner, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, D Arcy Short, Nathan Lyon, Andrew Tye





  • Virat Kohli(c)
  • Vijay Shankar
  • Kuldeep Yadav


  • Usman Khawaja
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile


Probable Playing XI


India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

Australia: Usman Khawaja, Aaron Finch(c), Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa