Cricket: India vs Australia Match Prediction, Preview and Betting Tips

Host, Stadium, Time: Match would be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 18/1/19 at 03:20 GMT

India after their historic win and comprehensive domination in test series would like to script the same story in ODI’s. They have come from behind to level the series 1-1, after having beaten the Kangaroos in a thriller, in the second ODI at Adelaide. Going into the decider they have the advantage of both momentum and talent.

Their rivals have a serious problem in the form of Captain Aron Finch whose scores rival that of a tail ender. Home conditions however would spur them to give their best, which was good enough in the first ODI and very competitive in the second one. They also have some young impressive talent in their bowling department.

India, ably led by Virat Kohli has top ranked players in both the bowling and batting department. Kohli is himself numero uno followed by Rohit Sharma at the second position. Sharma loves hitting sixes against Australia and has the maximum number (64) scored by any batsman against any team. They have excellent finisher in old war horse M.S. Dhoni.

Bowling department has likes of Bumrah and Yadav ranked number 1 and 3 respectively, who have constantly troubled the opposition. They have been athletic on the field with some fine saves.

Australia, A deeply sporting nation would rely on the bowling talent of fresher’s like Jhye Richardson and Jason Behrendorff both of whom impressed in their initial outings against India. Shaun Marsh century at Adelaide gives them confidence in their batting abilities. They have excellent finishers in Marcus Stoinis and Glen Maxwell. They have scored well in both the earlier matches.

Team Line up:

India Squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Siraj, Khaleel Ahmed and Mohammed Shami.

Australia Squad: Aaron Finch (captain), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitch Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Jhye Richardson, Billy Stanlake, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa.

India vs Australia Prediction: Match is expected to be won by India given their current form and all round excellence. They have shown to be very competitive chasers, However beating Australia at home would always be a difficult preposition.

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