The Man of The Match goes to the Hardik Pandya at 3rd ODI.
Packed with a penetrating bowling attack, a confident India would look to somehow struggle at the 3rd ODI match.
This is like a mountain on the misery for a struggling Australia and seals the five-match series. In this match of the 3rd ODI, there will be the clash in the 3rd ODI. The match is all set to take place this Sunday.
However, this was not a small deal for Virat Kohli and his men to defend a modest 252 on the Eden Gardens wicket. In spite of that, it is being a two-paced track preferred the batsmen.
The hosts have their bowling combination which is going very superb in the series and in this 3rd ODI match. The swing master Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah really performed well in the last match.
The wrist spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal also give tough competition to the Kangaroos.
Australia’s dilemma could easily be measured from the fact that 8 of the team’s batsmen could not touch double-digit scores in Chennai.
Although, only four of them only managed to score more than 10 runs in Kolkata.
India has surely taken a massive step for yet another series win so on Sunday 3rd ODI is going to interesting 1. But still the team India has allowed the Australian to create a few openings so that Australia can prove its worth in 3rd ODI match.
If the top order splash in the series-opener the middle order wriggle in Kolkata, then the bowlers can win the match for the hosts.
Rohit Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, and Manish Pandey have not made any contribution in the teams so it will be worth to see them at the 3rd ODI match and the trio need to perform well.
The selectors have named the squad only for the first 3rd ODI match It is the right time to see Pandey, who had a decent run during India A’s tour of South Africa.
In this match, Jadhav also comes up with something special to give a surprised.
Something interesting is that the team management is keen to identify the number 4 and 5 positions for the World Cup 2019. Next World Cup is all set to take place in England.
This 3rd ODI match will be determined many things towards the cricket.
Jadhav has proved that he is a utility batsman but the real test will be on the 3rd ODI. On another side, Hardik Pandya, who is fast establishing himself as the fast-bowling all-rounder, also did a good job with the ball.
The 70-yard short boundary on all sides can give the batsmen a plenty of runs. It is a perfect ground for the Indians with both India captain Virat Kohli (211) and Ajinkya Rahane (188) getting big hundreds here.
The duo proved their worth in the last year against New Zealand in the third Test. So their performance is yet to see in the Sunday 3rd ODI.
The chief reason why the Indian batsmen have not been able to dominate the world champions because maybe they are having lack of consistencies, especially Nathan Coulter-Nile.
Coulter-Nile has unwaveringly put the ball outside off stump on in good length.
It will be significant for the Australian great Glenn McGrath, who always gives strong competition to India. The 3rd ODI match is going to be interesting.
Pat Cummins has also done rationally well, bowling in pushbike with Coulter-Nile. Their approach straight-jacketed the Indian batsmen in both the matches even as the home batsmen stop themselves somehow from performing at Kolkata.
The strategy has worked well for the Australians and Indians remain quite in first overs.
The major concern of the 3rd ODI match to see the spinners and their acts for the spectators.
Adam Zampa was taken to the cleaners by Pandya in Chennai so it was dropped the 3rd ODI.
Though his replacement Ashton Agar has hardly troubled the Indians in Kolkata, contradictory the home spinners – Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal – ruled the roost.
Chinaman Yadav, who became only third Indian to get a hat-trick in the One-day, is somehow confident to do something incredible at 3rd ODI.
In the absence of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, both Yadav and Chahal delivered an incredible job. Chahal has been very effective proved at the middle overs.
The curator has already said that the wrist spinners will be effective on Holkar track, giving India enough reasons to smile.
Australia, on the other hand, needs David Warner to fire at top of the order and Glenn Maxwell proved him at the middle order. These are no alien conditions for them, having played for their IPL franchises which are going on with some years.
India has in the main managed to contain Captain Steve Smith but the kind of fighter he is, a big knock is anticipated one.
But more than anything, he needs all his batsmen to perform well at the 3rd ODI.
According to weathermen, rain may interrupt the match so hope the 3rd ODI match will not spoil by rain.
India: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja and Lokesh Rahul.
Steven Smith (C), David Warner, Hilton Cartwright, Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Ashton Agar, Kane Richardson, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Aaron Finch, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner and Adam Zampa.
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