India is all set to take on Australia in the final ODI clash at Rajkot. In the second game of the three-match series at Indore, India showcased their cricketing prowess by trumping Australia convincingly. With this win, they not only gained an unassailable 2-0 lead but also pocketed the series with one game to spare. It’s been a stunning display of skill and teamwork from the Indian side, and they have their eyes set on a clean sweep.
The pitch at Rajkot is known to be a paradise for batsmen. Once again, it’s expected to offer little assistance to the pacers in the early stages of the game. The spinners, on the other hand, will have to put in the hard yards to secure wickets on this track.
Historically, teams batting first have had the upper hand at Rajkot. In fact, they’ve won all three ODIs played at this venue so far. The average first-innings total here hovers around 311, with India’s 340 against Australia being the most successful chase. South Africa managed to pull off a win with the lowest total of 270 at this ground.
As we set the stage for the final ODI, brace yourself for another high-scoring encounter. Both India and Australia boast powerful batting line-ups, and this pitch is expected to favor the batsmen, especially in the first innings. It’s safe to say that we can anticipate a run-fest, and the team winning the toss will likely opt to bat first and set a formidable target for their opponents.
Now, let’s talk about the weather conditions that could influence the game. The temperature is expected to hover around 33 degrees Celsius throughout the match, with humidity at 65%. Fortunately, the weatherman predicts clear skies, with just a 20% chance of precipitation. So, cricket enthusiasts, you can expect a rain-free and exciting contest.
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Before we wrap things up, let’s take a quick look at the head-to-head stats in ODIs between these two cricketing giants. They’ve locked horns 148 times, with India emerging victorious in 56 matches and Australia in 82. Ten encounters ended in no results. It’s a testament to the fierce competition and rivalry that these two teams bring to the cricket field.
Probable11 of India:
Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Jasprit Bumrah, M Siraj
Probable11 of the Australia:
D Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, M Labuschagne/G Maxwell, Alex Carey, C Green, M Stoinis, P Cummins, Sean Abbott/M Starc, A Zampa, Josh Hazlewood