India vs Australia, 3rd ODI – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is expected to play.

Ambati Rayudu
Ambati Rayudu. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

India and Australia will face-off in the third of the five-match ODi series in Ranchi. The hosts are already leading the series by 2-0 and are the favourites to seal the series on Friday itself. Ranchi is also MS Dhoni’s hometown and he will possibly be playing his last match at the venue. Australia, on the other hand, will be looking to make a comeback in the series and stay alive by winning the third ODI of the series.

The Men in Blue will also be looking to experiment a bit after playing the first two matches unchanged. KL Rahul is likely to get a go in place of one of the openers while Ambati Rayudu is also under the scanner who is yet to shine at the number four position. Though it remains to be seen if Australia will make any changes to their line-up.


Match Details:

The 3rd game of the 5-match ODI series between India and Australia will be hosted by the JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi.

The match starts at 1:30 PM local time (IST) (8:00 PM GMT).

The game will be live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 Hindi HD in India. (Live streaming in Hotstar)

Last five completed ODI matches:

India: W, W, W, L, W.

Australia: L, L, L, L, W.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Average 1st innings score: 247 (Last five List A matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2

Probable Playing XI:


Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul/Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (WK), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah.

Bench: Mohammed Shami, Ambati Rayudu, Yuzvendra Chahal.


Aaron Finch (C), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (WK), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa.

Bench: Ashton Turner, Jason Behrendorff, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye.

Team News:

Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul had good net sessions with the bat ahead of the game.

Power Picks:

Shikhar Dhawan usually goes into long patches of poor scores or big scores. Less than 30% have picked him during the 2nd ODI and the same for the 3rd ODI so far.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

If India bat first – Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Marcus Stoinis, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Glenn Maxwell, Usman Khawaja,.

If Australia bat first – Shaun Marsh, Virat Kohli, Usman Khawaja, Rohit Sharma, Marcus Stoinis, Kuldeep Yadav.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Alex Carey

Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Shaun Marsh, Usman Khawaja

All-Rounders – Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Marcus Stoinis

Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav (VC), Adam Zampa.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – MS Dhoni

Batsmen – Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb

All-Rounders – Vijay Shankar, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis (VC)

Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Pat Cummins, Bhuvneshwar Kumar


Expert Advice:

All-rounder pickings:

Marcus Stoinis is a must

Shankar is expected to bat in top five.

Kedar and Jadeja’s performances depends on pitch and top-order performance.

Maxwell will have his best days rarely.

Probable Winners:

India is expected to win the match and seal the series in Ranchi itself.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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