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.
IND vs AUS Playing 11
IND Playing 11: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Mohammad Shami/Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
AUSPlaying 11: Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey/Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff/Nathan Lyon
IND vs AUS Squad:
India ODI squad: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Ambati Rayudu, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja
Australia ODI squad: Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey (wk), Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa, Marcus Stoinis, Nathan Lyon, Andrew Tye