India-Austalia to lock horns in series decider (Match Preview IND vs AUS)
In this high pressure game against the best of opposition like Australia, Indian team has good chance to gain some momentum and win series.
India dominated visitors in the 8 over shootout match in Nagpur and are all set to win the third and final T20I against Australia in Hyderabad. Playing at big stage with your premier eleven can be the best warm up ahead of World Cup for Team India. In this high pressure game against the best of opposition like Australia, Indian team has good chance to gain some momentum and win series.
Pitch and previous records in Hyderabad
Pitch would be batting friendly in Hyderabad and if we look at the previous outings at the same venue, Indian team managed to defeat West Indies in the only game they played here in Hyderabad with other on washed out. Both team managed to place huge totals of 200 plus on this wicket, however men in blue chased down that total pretty easily with Kohli smashing his that time career best of 94 while Rahul also looked in good form.
Team India combination in today's match
Indian team would be looking forward to play Bhuvneshwar Kumar in this match as Bhuvi has played a lot of cricket here in Hyderabad. In the last match, Bhuvi was dropped out from the playing eleven to fit in Rishabh Pant keeping in mind the 8 over game.
Pandya can be lethal in this match as square boundaries are big and his cutters can be very useful on this surface. He can also chip in with some big shots in the middle order with Pant expected to sit out again Hardik will have big responsibility on his shoulders. Dinesh Kartik, who is probably India's best finisher at the moment also gained confidence ahead of World Cup from his cameo in the last match.
Leg spinners are expected to play vital role in today match, with long boundaries and little support from the pitch they can turn out to be game changer. Chahal is expected to return to form and clinch couple of wickets for his team in the middle overs and tight run restricting spell from Axar on the other end can give Chahal chance to try and pick wickets with his flighted balls.
Australia team combination and tactics
Australia would be banking on Zampa, he is a very clever bowler and he showed that again in Nagpur. He has a tendency of picking wickets at regular intervals and most importantly he has dismissed Kohli several times and it would be an interesting encounter to watch out.
Among the batters, Tim David is a hard hitter and has the capability to drive match away from the opposition in no time. Mathew Wade is another name that Aussies would count on as he scores lots of runs against India and is also in good form recently. Last, but not the least, Green is expected to shine again and keep his marvelous form intact ahead of the big tournaments.