Team India is gradually but steadily covering all of their bases in the run-up to the World Cup at home. They recently dealt Australia a beating in the second ODI in Indore, clinching the series 2-0 with one game remaining. What’s more impressive about this series victory is that it happened without several of their usual players. Meanwhile, Australia has a lot of questions to answer. They have now lost five ODIs in a row and need to get things back on track quickly because the World Cup is only a few weeks away.
So far in the series, the captain who won the toss has decided to field first. If the skippers win the toss ahead of this ODI, we believe they will again choose to field first.
The weather prediction for Wednesday is for largely cloudy skies. While rain is predicted for the next two days, the day of the match is supposed to be dry. The maximum temperature is expected to be 34°C, but it will drop to 25°C by the end of the day’s play.
At the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, the average score when batting first is 274. India’s best total here is 414-7 against Sri Lanka in 2009. This is yet another high-scoring location, and another 300-plus total by the team batting first is extremely likely.
Head to Head:
prediction for the IND vs AUS match. This will help us in determining who will win today’s third ODI, or who has a better chance of winning between India and Australia.
IND vs AUS Team Form in Last Five Matches:
IND : W W W L W
AUS : L L L L L
India could not have had a better start to the World Cup. They recently won the Asia Cup and have now defeated Australia at home with a second-string team. More crucially, they have checked off one or more key boxes with each game.
India Squad Prediction:
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan/ Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja/Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah
In the previous game, the tourists gave another ODI debut, this time to opening bowler Spencer Johnson, with skipper Pat Cummins and Mitchell Marsh resting from the XI. In Indore, Steve Smith captained the team, but Cummins is anticipated to return for this game.
Australia Squad Prediction:
Mitchell Marsh, David Warner, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc
IND vs AUS Head to Head Stats
India vs Australia Prediction:
Both teams are likely to be near full strength for the third and final ODI between India and Australia. India will be on a high and will be favored to win the game. Australia, on the other hand, should never be underestimated. We expect them to put up a lot better fight in the final match. The two losses here would have undoubtedly damaged them, and their key players would have been eager to show their worth. The flat pitch here would allow their batters, particularly Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell, to exercise their muscles. However, in terms of overall strength and balance, India appears to be the better organized side. Their batting unit is in incredible form right now, and even the traditional Aussie bowling assault may struggle to contain them.