India vs Australia, Third ODI?
India saved the series by defeating Australia by six wickets in the second one-day international played at Adelaide Oval. With the series 1-1, both teams will now move to the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the third and final ODI match, which will also be the last game of their tour. The match will be played on January 18 with live telecast which will start at 1:20 pm local time.
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The key to toss on MCG will be. Four of the last five one-day international matches played on this ground were first won by bowling. And the wickets here are expected to reduce the light, the captain who won the toss would probably prefer to follow in this match.
AUS vs IND Head to Head
Australia and India have now played 120 One Day International matches against each other with the hosts, which are still ahead of 74-46.
On the Melbourne Cricket Ground, both countries have faced each other for 14 times in the format of fifty overs and Australia has been victorious on 9 occasions.
In January 2016, Australia defeated India by three wickets in the MCG. He had previously asked to bat. The hosts set a target of 296 runs, which the hosts managed to save seven balls.
Matches played: 120; Australia won: 74; India won: 46
CRICKBELL MATCH TIPS
INDIA WILL WIN
AUS Team News
Australia has confirmed its playing eleven for the series decider and made some changes to the last game. While off-spinner Nathan Lyon has been dropped, fast bowler Jason Behrendorf has been ruled out of fast bowling. Leg spinner Adam Zampa and fast bowler Billy Stanleyk come in the form of a replacement. The home team has also included fast bowler Ken Richardson as a back-up option.
IND Team News
India thrashed Khalil Ahmed into the last game and brought them to Mohammad Siraj, who made 76 runs in his ten overs and started the leaked one-dayer. Indian think tank all-rounder Vijay Shankar can consider playing in Melbourne because he can provide additional bowling options to the team. So it would be interesting to see if they make changes or stick with the same line up.