Team India has finally regained their ferocious form in the ODI format at the right time against one of the biggest opposition. The hosts have already clinched the series by 2-0 and now they will be targeting to completely whitewash Australia by winning the 3rd ODI on Wednesday.
The 2nd ODI was a one-sided win for Team India and that was all possible due to the performances of Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer. The duo will be expected to perform again in the 3rd ODI with the same momentum.
The Australian side is struggling to leave its mark in the ODI series. They are in serious trouble and there are plenty of questions that need to be answered in the 3rd ODI and before the start of the ODI World Cup.
Gill has been brilliant in recent times and has scored 341 runs in the last 5 ODIs at an average of 85.25.
The betting tip is...
Shubman Gill to score a fifty
Every nuts and bolts are in the right place for Team India just before the ODI World Cup. Winning a series against the Australian sign will bring the much-required confidence in the players for the long run. Batting first, Shubman Gill (104 off 97 balls) and Shreyas Iyer (105 off 90 balls) gave a good start to the team by maintaining a solid partnership.
Suryakumar Yadav showed his aggressive side as well and scored 72 off 37 balls at a strike rate of 194.59. On the bowling front, it was a day for spinners as R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja picked up 3 wickets each at an economy of 5.86 and 7.88 respectively.
Skipper Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Hardik Pandya are back in the camp and will be expected to play the third ODI.
Predicted Lineup: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah
It is a shock to see the most ferocious team in the white-ball format struggling at the most crucial time in ODI cricket. Australian camp needs a complete renovation in their team with a major boost in the morale. Camron Green displayed a higher economy of 10.30 and could manage to pick only 2 wickets.
Sean Abbott also turned out to be costly during the game. Matt Short and Steve Smith struggled at the pitch and were back in the pavilion at a low score. David Warner scored 53 off 39 at a strike rate of 135.90. The much anticipated middle order of the Aussies completely failed to impress and couldn't handle the pressure of chasing a big score.
Steven Smith, Alex Carey, and Cameron Green will be expected to perform in the team in the final ODI.
Predicted Lineup: Mitchell Marsh, David Warner, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc
The third ODI will be the return of some senior players for team India and both teams will be at their full strength. The fixture is scheduled to take place at Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Rajkot and the pitch is known to favour the batters because of its flatness. It also gives support to the spin attack during the middle overs.
Considering all these factors and the current form of the team, we predict a win for team India because the batters are in form and they have a lineup of some world-class spinners.