After facing a defeat in Ranchi ODI, Indian Team is set to host the Kangaroos for the fourth ODI at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium. Australia bounced back in style against an in-form team and pulled one game back to poise the series wonderfully at 2-1. India needs to get their combination right in the remaining two games if they want to seal this series. Both the teams will collide at Mohali tomorrow in the penultimate encounter of this tour.

India has been one of the most consistent in the 50-over format since last few years. However, at Ranchi, we saw just the shadow of the second-ranked ODI team in the world. In their previous outing, the Blue Brigade looked sluggish in the field and gave too many easy runs to the visitors. Virat Kohli scored another sensational ton against the Kangaroos, but his valiant effort couldn’t take India over the line. The hosts will look to make some changes in their starting lineup as they missed a trick or few in their previous encounter and played three spinners along with two frontline seamers on a flat track. India would be eyeing to dismantle the Kangaroos and seal the series heading into the fourth ODI.

On the contrary, Australia has struggled in the One-DAyers in the last couple of years. Since 2018, the reigning World Champions have only managed to win four ODI games out of their 19 outings. However, the visitors scripted an excellent comeback in their previous match and defeated the Indian team by 32 runs. Australia’s batting was the primary concern ahead of the ICC World Cup, but the openers anchored the inning well under pressure. Usman Khwaja scored his maiden ODI century and made sure the Kangaroos posted a challenging total of 313/5 on the board. Australia would be hoping for the same kind of dominant performance in Mohali and level the ODI series.

 

GAME DETAILS

 

Date: Sunday, 10 March 2019

Time: 01:30 PM IST

Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali

League: Australia tour of India 2019

Live Telecast: Star Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar (Website, App)

 

Head-to-head (last five ODIs)

India – 3

Australia – 2

 

Ground Stats

Avg 1st Innings score: 268
Avg 2nd Innings score: 228
Highest Total: 392/4 (50 Ov) by IND vs SL
Lowest Total: 89/10 (25 Ov) by PAK vs RSA
Highest Chased: 322/6 (49.5 Ov) by PAK vs IND
Lowest Defended: 207/8 (50 Ov) by AUS vs WI

 

Team News

India

  • India may bring in Bhuveneshwar Kumar in the starting lineup for this game.
  • MS Dhoni has been rested for the final two ODI, while Rishabh Pant will replace him in the playing XI
  • KL Rahul may feature in this match in place of Shikhar Dhawan who has not been in good knick.

Australia

  • Australia is likely to go ahead with the unchanged playing XI for this fixture.
  •  Jason Behrendorff, the left-arm pacer can be brought into the side to strengthen their bowling attack.

Squads

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

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

 

KEY PLAYERS

 

India

  • Virat Kohli(c)
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Jasprit Bumrah

Australia

  • Usman Khawaja
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Pat Cummins

 

Probable Playing XI

 

India – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan/KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Rishabh Pant, R Jadeja, V Shankar, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/M Shami, Kuldeep Yadav

Australia – Alex Carey, Usman Khawaja, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, P Handscomb, M Stoinis, G Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon

 

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