The third T20I between India and Australia will be played on Sunday in Hyderabad. The game will be a series-decider one as both teams are currently standing at level, 1-1. India’s strength has been their batting, they piled up 208 runs in the first game and then chased down 90 runs within 8 overs in the second game. Their bowling has been an area of concern. However, Axar Patel has been exceptional with the ball in this series so far. On the other hand, Australia has looked decent in both departments so far. However, they will be hoping for consistency from the batting department. Spinners have played a good role for them so far.
India vs Australia – 3rd T20I
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium
Date & Time: 25th September at 07:00 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network
The wicket at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is a batting-friendly surface and is expected to assist the batters once again here. Pacers might get some help towards the latter half of the match while spinners will have the upper hand in the middle overs.
Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/ Umesh Yadav
Aaron Finch (c), Cameron Green, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Matthew Wade(wk), Daniel Sams, Sean Abbott/ Nathan Ellis, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Matthew Wade, Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma (C), Steven Smith, Aaron Finch(VC), KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Adam Zampa, Jasprit Bumrah, Pat Cummins
Captain – Virat Kohli, Cameron Green
Vice-captain – Steve Smith, Rohit Sharma
Wicketkeeper – Matthew Wade
Australia batting first were reeling on 31/3 in 3.1 overs courtesy to Axar Patel’s impressive figures of 2/2 at an economy of 6.50. In response, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma alongwith KL Rahul without wasting much time smashed three sixes in the very first over. Zampa’s tremendous spell of 3/16 in 2 overs didn’t hurt India much as hosts won the match by six wickets finally after Dinesh Karthik smashed six and a four on the only two balls that he faced to conclude the game. Considering the team combination, India is expected to win this match.