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Cricket Match Predictions: Australia vs India 2020 - 3rd ODI

Virat Kohli in action
Virat Kohli in action
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The 3rd ODI of the three-match series between Australia and India will be played at the Manuka Oval, Canberra in Australia.

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A defeat by a massive margin of 66 runs in the first ODI of the three-match series may have felt like an aberration but with another identical 51-run defeat in the second T20I, it is clear that there is a big delta between the quality of both sides, especially in the conditions Down Under.

Australia have had the slight advantage of winning the toss on both the occasions and have literally batted India out of the game. While they piled up 374 in the first match, the team bettered it with 389 in the second game.

When, as a batting unit, you are chasing such a mammoth total, a lot of things have go right for you in order to overhaul the target. To their credit, India have scored more than 300 on both occasions but have still fallen well short.

No international fixture is without consequence as you are representing your country, but going into the dead rubber, India can look to change their playing XI. They have the options of bringing in Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur and T Natarajan in place of Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami and Navdeep Saini respectively.

Australia will bring in either Matthew Wade or Cameron Green to replace David Warner while Sean Abbott or Daniel Sams will get a game in place of the rested Pat Cummins - if you are going to have a bet on this match, have a bet on cricket here

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

Australia - Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (wk), Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Matthew Wade/Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques, Sean Abbott/Daniel Sams, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood 

India - Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, T Natarajan, Jasprit Bumrah

 

Cricket Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Australia

Who will win? – Australia

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Steve Smith (Australia), Virat Kohli (India)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Josh Hazlewood (Australia), Jasprit Bumrah (India)

Most Sixes – Glenn Maxwell (Australia), Hardik Pandya (India)

Man of the Match –  Virat Kohli

Team Scores Batting first – Australia 350+, India 330+

 Match Handicap India 

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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