India tour to Australia: 3rd ODI 17 Jan 2016

India Tour to Australia 3rd One-day International will played at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.


The Indians lost the first two ODIs despite setting targets of more than 300 for the Aussies, the sort of debacle which prompted under-fire skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to admit that his batsmen will have to take more pressure given that the bowlers have been a huge letdown.

India’s top level batting order is in a good form. India’s opener Rohit sharma and india’s test captain Virat Kolhi played most distractive inning in first and second ODI Against Australia. Rohit looking in good form as he made consistently two century’s in both ODI against Australia. Rohit played total 50 overs in first one-day which help India to reach 309 runs. During Rohit’s not out 171 outstanding inning he hit 7 sixes and 13 fours. Rohit looks in a good form just not in first ODI but also in ODI too.

Tomorrow is effectively India’s last chance to salvage any hopes of turning the tables in this ongoing five-match series.

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are going great guns at the moment and need to shoulder even more responsibility. Their partnership strike-rate at Brisbane was markedly better than at Perth, a concern obviously addressed in the turn-around time between the two games, and yet the death overs bore a similar look.

Their bowling frailties thoroughly exposed in the first two ODIs, India are left with no option but to bank heavily on their batsmen to steer the side and upstage the rampaging Australians in the must-win third cricket one-dayer in Melbourne on Sunday.

Teams (from):

India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c & wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Gurkeerat Mann, Rishi Dhawan, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Barinder Sran.

Australia: Steve Smith (c), Usman Khawaja, Aaron Finch, George Bailey, John Hastings, Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Matthew Wade (wk), Joel Paris, Scott Boland, Shaun Marsh, Kane Richardson, Mitchell Marsh.


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