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AUS vs IND Dream11 Team | Australia vs India 3rd ODI Match Prediction, Team News, Playing 11

By Akshay Singh

AUS vs IND DREAM11 Prediction | Australia vs India 3rd ODI | Who Will Win

The last nail in the coffin would be beaten at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground which is scheduled to host the final match of the three-match ODI series between India and Australia. With the second ODI going to the visitors comprehensively, the final chapter of the series is alive and kicking with both teams raring to go.

Underpressure Bhuvneshwar paid dividends

Since his return from injury, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been under scrutiny as he failed on occasions to leave his spark. when Jasprit Bumrah was rested for the limited over series, India relied on Bhuvneshwar to deliver on the big stage.

In the first ODI, he cracked two wickets but gave away 66 runs in the process, out of which 48 runs came in his last three overs.

He was in immense pressure but came back strongly with 4 wickets in the game in Adelaide. He finished his spell with an impressive tally of 4 for 45 which meant that Australia who were looking good to go beyond 300 were settled for 298.

Calm, collective and calculative: The MS Dhoni way

With a lot of criticism surrounding his existence in the team, MS Dhoni gave a befitting reply to his critics and played yet another match-winning knock. He came into bat when India’s no. 4 conundrum Ambati Rayudu once again perished in pressure with India needing 139 from 116 deliveries.

Dhoni was involved in two crucial partnerships in the middle. First, it was skipper Kohli who went on to score a magnificent ton to help his side closer to an astonishing victory which was followed by a rapid 57 runs stand with Dinesh Karthik.

It was the 39th ODI ton for the skipper who took his team almost single-handedly to the finishing line. The finishing touches were provided by the ever so dependable MS Dhoni who blasted a six in the first ball of the last over and then took a cheeky single in the following delivery to hand India a series-levelling victory.

His innings was all about calculations, he knew what had to be done and what was the correct time to do so. His innings wasn’t flashy instead he tried to play as the inferior partner before saving his best for the last.

Match Details

Where – Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

When – 07:50 AM IST, January 18, 2019


  • Australia has announced their eleven for this game.
  • Back soreness has forced Jason Behrendorff to sit out for the final game, Billy Stanlake comes in as a replacement.
  • Nathan Lyon has also been axed from the eleven following his underwhelming performance in the two ODI’s, leggy Adam Zampa replaced him.
  • India might opt for Yuzvendra Chahal or Vijay Shankar after Mohammad Siraj failed to impress on his ODI debut.

AUS vs IND Squads

Australia Squad:

  • Aaron Finch(c)
  • Alex Carey
  • Usman Khawaja
  • Peter Siddle
  • Adam Zampa
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Jhye Richardson
  • Nathan Lyon
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • Billy Stanlake
  • Shaun Marsh
  • Peter Handscomb
  • Jason Behrendorff

India Squad:

  • Virat Kohli(c)
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Dinesh Karthik
  • Kedar Jadhav
  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Mohammed Siraj
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Ambati Rayudu
  • MS Dhoni
  • K Khaleel Ahmed
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  • Vijay Shankar

AUS vs IND Playing 11 (Probable)


Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Billy Stanlake, Usman Khawaja, Glenn Maxwell, Shaun Marsh, Adam Zampa, Peter Siddle, Aaron Finch, Peter Handscomb, Jhye Richardson.


Ambati Rayudu, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Mohammad Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami. (Doubt: Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav)

AUS vs IND Dream11 Fantasy Team

Australia Fantasy Picks

  • Yet another century from Shaun Marsh makes him an ample choice in the batting department along with the likes of Peter Handscomb and Usman Khawaja.
  • Marcus Stoinis has looked valiant with both bat and ball in the two ODIs, Glenn Maxwell’s blitz in the last game was crucial as well.
  • Bowling will rely on the young shoulders of Jhye Richardson who has 5 scalps from 2 games and Adam Zampa who will like to grab this opportunity.

India Fantasy Picks

  • The openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar gave a stable start in the last game, Rohit has already got a ton in the opening game.
  • Skipper Virat Kohli looked magnificent in the last game as he lit up the Adelaide crowd with his 39th ODI ton.
  • MS Dhoni has got two fifties in a row and would be the most reliable pick in the middle order.
  • Medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the highest tally of wickets among the two sides with 6 scalps to his name. Mohammad Shami and Kuldeep Yadav are the others on whom India’s bowling rely.

Make AUS vs IND Dream11 Team as per your discretion from the squad listed in the article.

Akshay Singh

A retrospective individual who loves to impersonate for the readers with my writings

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