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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

India literally snatched the last encounter from the hands of Australia and the last over thrill was the real icing on the cake from rookie Vijay Shankar. The Paytm series caravan’s next stop is the hometown of one of India’s favourite sons MS Dhoni’s i.e Ranchi where the hosts will look to seal the series whereas, the visitors would be aiming to keep the series alive.

Virat set the tone with an unbelievable 40th ODI ton

After losing the toss, Aaron Finch asked Virat Kohli’s men to have a go with the bat. Indian openers who haven’t produced any good so far in both T20Is and the last 2 ODIs once again perished cheaply inside 9 overs. India were reeling after a pendulum kind of start that is when skipper Virat Kohli rose to the occasion.

Virat tried to steady the innings by himself at first, but then found an able ally in Vijay Shankar and the duo snared a vital 81 runs stand for the 4th wicket before an unfortunate run-out cut short Vijay Shankar’s innings of 46 runs.

Just after his departure, India lost 2 quick wickets as the heroes of the first ODI MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav were back to the pavilion soon. Virat was still holding one end and he knew he had to be there to get his team to a respectable total. From thereon, he played almost a lone hand and like structured his innings magnificently to reach his 40th ODI ton in just 216 innings.

In the process, he also completed 9000 international runs as skipper for India and became the fastest to do so. His innings of 116 runs from 120 deliveries included 10 fours came under pressure and the pouring heat of Nagpur took some extraordinary effort from him to reach the milestone.

Vijay Shankar had the last laugh and India went 2-0 up

After an unfortunate run-out in the first innings, Vijay Shankar did not had the best of the games with the ball in the second innings as he went for 13 runs in his opening over which included 3 fours.

Skipper Kohli did some calculations to take the game right till the last over and was left with a choice of Vijay Shankar and Kedar Jadhav to bowl the penultimate over. Kohli showed confidence in Vijay Shankar’s seam-up deliveries and the risk definitely paid off.

He dismissed the well-set Marcus Stoinis on the very first ball of the last over and then wrapped up the last wicket of Adam Zampa to hand India a 2-0 lead in the 5 match series.

Match Details

Where – Jharkhand State Cricket Association Stadium, Jhansi

When – 01:30 PM IST, March 08, 2019


  • India have released Siddharth Kaul for the last three ODIs and he has been replaced with Bhuvneshwar Kumar who was rested for the first two games.
  • Nathan Coulter Nile has flown back home and won’t be available for this fixture. Jhye Richardson is likely to replace him in the eleven.

AUS vs IND Squads

Australia Squad:

  • Aaron Finch(c)
  • Alex Carey
  • D’ Arcy Short
  • Usman Khawaja
  • Adam Zampa
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Jhye Richardson
  • Nathan Lyon
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Andrew Tye
  • Pat Cummins
  • Shaun Marsh
  • Peter Handscomb
  • Jason Behrendorff

India Squad:

  • Virat Kohli(c)
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  • Kedar Jadhav
  • Rishabh Pant
  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Kannaur Lokesh Rahul
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Ambati Rayudu
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • MS Dhoni
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Vijay Shankar

AUS vs IND Playing 11 (Probable)


Usman Khawaja, Adam Zampa, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Jhye Richardson, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis. (Doubt: Jason Behrendorff, Andrew Tye)


Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Vijay Shankar. (Doubt: Bhuvneshwar Kumar)

AUS vs IND Dream11 Fantasy Team

Australia Fantasy Picks

  • The return of Shaun Marsh did not pay dividends for the visitors but his form this season has been exemplary.
  • Openers Usman Khawaja and skipper Aaron Finch started well in the last game and will look to continue with their form. Among others, Peter Handscomb is also a safe bet.
  • All-rounders Marcus Stoinis who took the match down to the wire last time around and Glenn Maxwell who played a solid hand in the T20Is would be the key picks.
  • In the bowling department, the impetus would be on Pat Cummins who has 4 wickets among them from 2 games. Adam Zampa and Nathan Lyon is a safe bet as well.

India Fantasy Picks

  • Both the openers haven’t looked at their imperial best so far, but they are big match players and can’t be left out of the contention for a big score.
  • Skipper Virat Kohli who endured a record 40th ODI ton in the last game will hold the key for Indian middle-order along with the likes of MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu.
  • Both all-rounders Vijay Shankar and Kedar Jadhav have been groomed well and are becoming potential game changers.
  • Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav will hold the key in the bowling department for India. It would be interesting to see if Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets a game here.

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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