India vs Australia, 5th ODI – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Virat Kohli could be one of the multiplier options as he is playing at his hometown.

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The action has boiled down to the decider between India and Australia in the five-match series. Very few would’ve seen it coming after India had taken a 2-0 lead early on. But the never give up attitude of the visitors came to the fore as Australia made a stunning comeback to level the series. An enthralling contest awaits everyone at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Wednesday.

India made four changes to their playing XI in the previous game and are unlikely to further tweak their team for this match. On the other hand, Australia have suddenly found their perfect team and are definitely not making any changes now. Though there is still a possibility of Marcus Stoinis getting fit and in that case, Shaun Marsh might have to make way for him only on the basis of current form and nothing else.

Match Details:

The 5th and final game of the 5-match ODI series between India and Australia will be hosted by the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi.

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: L, L, W, W, W.

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

Pitch Condition/Report:

All the previous 5 List A matches were played in the day. Chasing could be easy under lights and with dew.

Average 1st innings score: 277 (Last five List A matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 4

Probable Playing XI:


Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Bench: Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Ambati Rayudu.


Aaron Finch (C), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey (WK), Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff/Nathan Lyon, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa.

Bench: Marcus Stoinis, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye.

Note: Marcus Stoinis, if fit, could replace one of the bowlers or Alex Carey with Handscomb donning the gloves.

Team News:

MS Dhoni rested for the last two ODIs.

Nathan Coulter-Nile returned to Australia for birth of his 2nd child.

Mohammed Shami looked uncomfortable during the 3rd ODI.

Marcus Stoinis had a broken thumb.

Power Picks:

Virat Kohli:

Last four ODI series deciders: 46, 71, 113, 65

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

If India bat first – Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Kuldeep Yadav.

If Australia bat first – Virat Kohli, Shaun Marsh, Usman Khawaja, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Peter Handscomb, Kuldeep Yadav.

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

Keeper – Alex Carey

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

All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar

Bowlers – Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Kuldeep Yadav.

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

Keeper – Rishabh Pant

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

All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar

Bowlers – Pat Cummins, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav.


Expert Advice:

Batsmen category:

Best – Kohli, Khawaja, Rohit

Safe – Handscomb, Marsh, Dhawan

Risky – Turner, Finch, Rahul

Probable Winners:

It is tough to predict the winner as Australia have the momentum on their side but India are known to hit back hard.

*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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