It was Australia of the old that pegged India back to draw the series level with two wins on the bounce and set up the decider in the fifth and final ODI at Feroz Shah Kotla. The tourists will be feeling pleased with the showings in the last two ODIs; the Aussie batsmen are back scoring big and bowlers have done their job.
India are staring at another home series defeat, after the two-match T20I series that went Australia’s way. India were the favourites in the betting market when this series started, they still are, but the gap has been reduced significantly. That’s the magic of the sports, it is indeed a great leveller. The hosts must be on the top of their game to stop resurgent Australia in its tracks.
Pitch & conditions: The wicket doesn’t offer much spin and bounce nor is it pacy. We could well see another game where more than 600 will be scored.
Head-to-head (last five ODIs)
India – 3, Australia – 2
Where: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
When: 13 March at 1:30 PM IST
Australia Team News:
Marcus Stoinis is expected to be fit for the decider. He can come in for Alex Carey with Peter Handscomb donning the gloves.
Nathan Lyon, if fit, can into the Australian XI for the game.
Kane Richardson has flown home after sustaining an injury.
India Team News:
MS Dhoni has been rested for the last two ODIs.
Mohammad Shami is expected to come in for Yuzvendra Chahal in the XI after the latter went for one too many in the last outing.
Ambati Rayudu can be brought in for KL Rahul who failed to make an impact in 4th One Day International.
Top picks – Virat Kohli and Usman Khawaja are the best bets, for they are the two leading run-getters in the series. You can also bet on Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Aaron Finch, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh and Aaron Finch.
X-factors – Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Rishabh Pant and Kedar Jadhav can make the difference.
Correction: K Yadav credit points are 9 Cr, not 8.5 Cr
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