After dominating the Australian side in the first two ODI matches, team India lost two consecutive ODI games, for the first time after 2012-13. Both the teams will be looking to seal off the series with a win in the series-decider.
The five-match ODI series between Australia and India is a complete action-packed thriller and at this point of the time, the series is levelled at 2-2 with last ODI match remaining. India and Australia will play the series-decider at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi on Wednesday.
This will also be the last chance for India to fix their squad with best combinations as they will be heading to the IPL 2019 which will be followed by the ICC World Cup in England. This could be also the last chance for Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul to ensure their relative space in the team India’s playing XI for the World Cup.
Indian batsman, Rohit Sharma requires only 46 runs to amass 8000 ODI runs and if he can manage the amount at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi in the fifth ODI against the Aussies, Rohit will equal Sourav Ganguly’s record on the list of fastest to the milestone. Ganguly reached the mark in his 200th ODI innings which place him at number 3 on the list, only behind skipper Kohli (175) and AB de Villiers (182).
India, Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Australia, Playing XI: Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey(w), Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon