Team India is very proud. In the first two matches of the five-match series, the hosts made a 2-0 lead by crushing Australia. Virat-led team India won by 26 runs and 50 runs in Chennai and Kolkata respectively. Now the caravan has moved towards Indore, where the series between India and Australia will be played on Sunday, the third one-day series. Team India’s record at Holkar Stadium in Indore is remarkable. India has won four consecutive one-day matches here. Now the eyes of ‘Viraat Brigade’ are focused on creating history in Indore. Keeping in view the huge records, Virat Kohli can handle the field with these 11 players in the third ODI. Let’s look at:
Playing big innings on Rohit Sharma will be a good start to the team. In the first two matches, they scored 28 and 7 respectively. Indore’s pitch is expected to be favorable for the batsmen, in such a way that cricket fans would like that a big turn from Rohit’s ball certainly came out. On the other hand, Ajinkya Rahane, who returned to form in the last match, can be seen playing. Rahane scored 55 in Kolkata and made a strong comeback in the form and gave a positive response to the critics. Team India will hope to get the best performance from the Openers in the third ODI.
Team India’s third number is Virat Kohli fix, However, worrying about the fourth order in the team remains intact. Manish Pandey flops in early two matches (0, 4) The biggest challenge to the team management now will be whether to retain Pandey in the playing XI or to give Kel Rahul again. Well, on the Sri Lankan tour, Rahul was unable to perform effectively in the fourth order. Nonetheless, Dhoni will be the ‘best finisher of the world’ Dhoni could not play special innings in the one-day format of Kolkata, but last year he played five innings against South Africa in Indore. In such a way, another bright turn would be expected from them.
Hardik Pandya and Kedar Jadhav’s bats were relatively silent in the second one-day, due to which the team India failed to score big scores. However, Pandya took two wickets for 56 runs in bowling and played a key role in winning the team India. At the same time, Jadhav did not need to bowl. In the third one-day, both of these will be expected to perform well in both batting and bowling, so that India’s one-sided tie in the one-sided form of the famous Australia to return, make Indore one-day champions special. An equation can also be made that Ravindra Jadeja can be given a chance by sitting on Jadhav, but his expectation is not equal.
Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have taken 10 wickets in two matches, and in Indore, the spin department will be on their shoulders. Kuldeep had created history by taking hat-tricks in Kolkata. Now they will be expecting a charismatic performance again. The pitch curator of Holkar Stadium, Samdar Singh Chauhan has said that the pitch can help reverse spinners. In such a situation, Chahal and Kuldeep Kangaroo would like to dominate the batsmen.
The pair of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jaspreet Bumrah have given Team India a lot of success in fast bowling. Bhuvneshwar also makes good batting. In Kolkata ODI, Bhuvi took three wickets while Bumrah was not successful. Bumrah will also want to do amazing in the third one-day. Virat would like the two bowlers to get wickets in the beginning so that the team continues to dominate the match.