India vs Australia 3rd ODI match prediction: India to win
India vs Australia 3rd ODI toss prediction: India to win the toss and bowl first
The third and final of the ongoing series between India and Australia will be played on Wednesday (September 27) in Rajkot. The hosts have already won the series by pocketing the first two matches quite comfortably. While they chased down 277 runs with five wickets in hands in the opener, the Men in Blue floored the Aussies by 99 runs in the rain-hit Indore ODI. Will Australia avoid whitewash or the home side will make it 3-0? Here’s our India vs Australia 3rd ODI prediction.
IND vs AUS date and time: September 27, 1:30 PM IST
IND vs AUS venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
- 1 IND vs AUS 3rd ODI match preview
- 2 India vs Australia 3rd ODI Dream11 prediction
- 3 IND vs AUS match prediction: India to win
IND vs AUS 3rd ODI match preview
Rested key players like skipper Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya among others are set to return for this game. However, team India will miss Shubman Gill and Shardul Thakur who have been rested while Axar Patel has been ruled out of the third ODI too. Ravichandran Ashwin should retain his place following a three-wicket haul in the last game while Mohammed Shami too should play with Thakur rested.
India Possible 11: Rohit Sharma (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami/Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj
Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Starc are expected to be fit and available for the third and final ODI. The visitors will be keen on playing with their full-strength team before venturing into the ODI World Cup. David Warner’s opening partner is still not clear while Pat Cummins is expected to return to lead the side after missing the last game. They are on a five-match losing streak and will be looking to win the game and gain some confidence just before the mega event.
Australia Possible 11: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell/Cameron Green, Alex Carey (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins (C), Mitchell Starc/Spencer Johnson, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa
Pitch Report and expected weather conditions
Like it was in Indore, the surface in Rajkot is also expected to be a flat deck with lots of runs in it. An average of 311 after hosting only three ODIs is a testament to the same. All three ODIs have been won by the team batting first here.
There is very little chance of rain during the match on Wednesday in Rajkot. But for the most part of it, the sun is expected to be out shining on the two teams.
India vs Australia 3rd ODI Dream11 prediction
Here’s our India vs Australia Dream11 prediction for the 3rd ODI in Indore:
- Wicket keeper(s): KL Rahul
- Batter(s): Steven Smith, Rohit Sharma, David Warner, Virat Kohli
- All-rounder(s): Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Marcus Stoinis
- Bowler(s): Mohammed Shami, Mitchell Starc, Jasprit Bumrah
- Recommended captain: Virat Kohli
- Recommended vice-captain: Rohit Sharma
KL Rahul continues to be the favoured player in the wicketkeeper’s category. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are a must as they are returning to the playing XI. Both of them are brilliant captain and vice-captain option as well given the way they batted in the recently concluded Asia Cup. Among all-rounders, Jadeja and Hardik will be key while Stoinis too has to be included despite not doing great in the first two matches.
In the bowling department, Mitchell Starc is unavoidable if he is fit and playing. Shami and Bumrah are other good options with both being wicket-taking bowlers.
IND vs AUS match prediction: India to win
Quite a few regulars were rested from the first two ODIs and still India managed to beat Australia comfortably. With the likes of Roht, Kohli and Hardik returning along with Bumrah, the Men in Blue are certainly the favourites to whitewash the five-time champions in the three-match series. Even our IND vs AUS match prediction is in favour of the home team.
IND vs AUS toss prediction: India to win the toss and bowl first
History says something else, but the trend says, win the toss and bowl first here in Rajkot as well. The venue has witnessed team batting first winning the matches in all three ODIs but then, India, after winning the toss, might look to test themselves again and opt to bowl. Our toss prediction is for India to win and bowl first.
Man of the Match prediction: Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli will be gutted not to put up a big show against his favourite opponents, Australia. He has rested well after performing well in the preceding Asia Cup. Ahead of the World Cup, the man will be looking to gain some confidence and put up a match-winning show.
India vs Australia 3rd ODI betting odds
India odds: 1.57
Australia odds: 1.7