It’s all even stevens here as today promises nothing but undeniable entertainment and drama as India takes on Australia for the final time in this series for the decider at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
After Australia chased down an improbable total in the first T20I, the Indians returned the favour by defeating the Aussies in a train-shortened game at Nagpur.
A series win is always beneficial for any team, but beating the reigning World T20 champions would give the Indians some much-needed confidence after being knocked out of the Asia Cup. A win today would restore lost momentum and send a clear statement that they aren’t merely here to participate.
I expect the Indians to recall Bhuvaneshwar Kumar in place of Rishabh, as it was clearly a one-game replacement owing to the reduced overs.
Predicted XI for India vs Australia 3rd T20i:
Rohit (C), Rahul, Virat, Sky, Hardik, Karthik (Wk), Axar, Harshal, Bhuvi, Bumrah, and Chahal.
It is critical to play with the best XI because this will be the last chance they field an international XI before the World Cup begins with the designated set of players. A series victory against Australia would be a huge boost in morale heading into the World Cup.
The Aussies would almost certainly wait for Nathan Ellis to be cleared to play before fielding the same eleven as in the previous match.
Green, Finch (C), Smith, Maxwell, David, Wade, Sams, Abbott, Cummins, Zampa, and Hazlewood appear to favor playing with five batters and five bowlers on their squad.
They are blessed to have players like Cummins and Sams who are very much capable of walloping a few sixes. They are fortunate to have players like Cummins and Sams who can hammer a few sixes.
Who has the edge in India vs Australia?
They are undeniably well matched. There is no qualitative superiority, just like in sports, when confidence is low, quality suffers. I believe India will win since they are the home team and their captain has rediscovered his lost mojo.
Australia will have to be careful in selecting the ideal XI, since I have a feeling they will bring back Inglis as an additional batter due to a fragile middle order.
The X-Factor in India vs Australia 3rd T20i
Glenn Maxwell enjoys playing against India, doesn’t he? He looks forward to facing the Indians, and he could provide the X-factor that the Aussies have lacked in the last two encounters. He is recognized for his unconventional but highly rewarding batting approach, and his mavericks have the potential to take us by storm.
Sean Abbott’s unknown commodity is also frightening.
Where to watch India vs Australia 3rd T20i?
The series finale between India and Australia can be watched on Star Sports 1 HD in english, Start Sports 1 Hindi HD for Hindi and online on Disney+Hotstar.
Possible tinkerings in India vs Australia 3rd T20i
Instead of Pant, India would bring back Bhuvi.
If Maxwell and Green can bowl, the Aussies will have to seriously consider bringing in an extra batter.
Time and Venue for India vs Australia 3rd T20i
The coin will be flipped at 6:30 p.m, and the first ball will be bowled at 7 p.m at the Rajiv Ganfhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
Buckle up, folks.
A final bite at the cherry, a rehearsal for the upcoming World Cup, and aren’t you excited?