After an exciting first two games, Team India and Australia are all set for third and final one-day international at Chennai, on March 22 (Wednesday). Both the teams have won each game in the series and Chennai will witness a series decider infront of packed crowd at MA Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai
While the series opener was clinched by Team India after brilliant performance from bowlers and match-winning partnership between KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja, at iconic Wankhede stadium, second match brought the best of Mitchell Starc (five-fer) and Sean Abott (2-wickets) followed by unbeaten stand between Travis Head and Mitchell Marsh for the first-wicket.
The third-match of the series is expected to be a nail-biting thriller and to get all the latest updates at your fingertip, bookmark this link in your browser. The Quotes will bring each and every minutes details related to both the teams ahead and during India vs Australia, 3rd ODI.
LIVE ACTION UNDERWAY:
TILL 10 OVERS:
Australian openers have settled themselves well in the game. No wicket till 10 overs.
AUS: 61/0 || Travis Head* 29 and Mitchell Marsh* 34
TRAVIS HEAD GETS SOME PRAISE FROM R ASHWIN
WE ALL NEED THAT JUMP:
TILL 6 OVERS:
Australia off to good start as the visitors have not lost a single wicket and kept the score board ticking.
Travis Head* 12 (18)
Mitchell Marsh* 28 (19)
AUS: 41/0 (6)
Will look to put a good total on this surface. We have had a good fun and it will be exciting in the decider. We love playing in the crunch games and it’s exciting.
We were looking to field first. If at all there will be help for the bowlers and we are playing three spinners, in these dry conditions hopefully we can maximize our spin options. Hopefully we can put our best foot forward. We are playing with the same team.
Australia won the toss and opted to bat first.
Australia: David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith(c), Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey(w), Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa
India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
Pitch is slightly off-center, so the dimensions change and it’s going to be long boundary. The track has covering of grass, has tough through centre. It’s very hard and roughness might come into play in the first innings. Team winning the toss will opt to bowl first as it gets cooler it’s a better to bat.
THE VENUE IS ALL SET FOR THE FINAL SHOWDOWN
“Not really concerned so much about Suryakumar. He got two first-ballers against two pretty good balls. One of the things about Surya is he is also learning the 50-over game a little bit. The T20 game is slightly different,” Dravid said ahead of 3rd ODI vs Australia.
AUSTRALIAN LEGEND BRETT LEE BATS FOR THIS INDIAN PACER
While team India failed to pick any single wicket in the 2nd ODI vs Australia, former Australian pacer Bret Lee feels Team India must include pace sensation Umran Malik in the squad.
“I like him. Get him in. Why not? I said he should have played the World Cup last year in Australia. Didn’t take him at the start but he should have been there,” said the Aussie legend.
SURYAKUMAR YADAV HAS THE BACKING OF SKIPPER
After losing the second game skipper Rohit Sharma was asked about Suryakumar Yadav’s poor run in first two games but skipper made it clear that ‘guys with potential will have enough run in the squad so that they dont feel ‘okay I wasn’t given enough chance.’
VIRAT KOHLI ARRIVES IN CHENNAI FOR MUST-WIN GAME
LOOK WHO IS IN THE HOUSE!
Former Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer believes Team India must give a chance to Sanju Samson in the squad in a must-win 3rd one-day international. Click here to read what Mr. Jaffer said in deatils.
BOYS HAVE ARRIVED IN CHENNAI FOR A BIG MATCH:
DAVID WARNER DOUBTFUL FOR 3RD ODI: REPORT
According to fresh reports, explosive opener David Warner is likely to miss the third and final one-day international at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, on Wednesday, March 21.
“We’ll have a better idea after training. If positive, we’ll see how he pulls up tomorrow (Wednesday),” Australian team official was quoted as saying by THE AGE.
FAME INDIAN CRICKET FAN SUDHIR KUMAR CHAUDHARY IS A LUCKY MAN:
Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar, Ishan Kishan, Jaydev Unadkat, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik.
Steve Smith (captain), Mitchell Marsh, Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Nathan Ellis, Mitchell Starc, Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa, Ashton Agar, David Warner, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis.