With an extra day rest as actual shifts to Canberra, Australia and India are all set to face each other in the third and final ODI. While the series has already been decided, this will by no means be just another dead-rubber fixture. India will want their bowlers getting back in form for the rest of the matches in the tour. Australia, meanwhile, will look to inflict a whitewash but will have to do so without David Warner and Pat Cummins. The former has been dropped due to a side strain while the latter has been rested.
December 2, 2020 (Wednesday)
09:10 AM (IST), 03:40 AM (GMT), 02:40 PM (Local)
Manuka Oval, Canberra
What To Expect:
The Manuka Oval has been good to the batsmen in the few games that have been played there. There will be some assistance offered to both spinners and the seamers, but it’s not going to be easy for the bowlers if they don’t get early wickets.
The Aussies will be forced to make a couple of forced changes to their side. Sean Abbott should replace Pat Cummins in the side. Cameron Green could come in for David Warner if fully fit. Othwerwise, Matthew Wade should get in.
Australia Predicted Playing XI:
Aaron Finch (C), Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Cameron Green/ Matthew Wade, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (WK), Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, and Adam Zampa.
India could make a couple of changes to their team for this game. T Natarajan should make his ODI debut in place of Navdeep Saini, who has had a tough couple of games.
India Predicted Playing XI:
Mayank Agarwal, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(C), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, T Natarajan/ Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, and Jasprit Bumrah.