IND vs AUS – 3rd ODI Prediction 22 Mar 2023
- Date: 2023-03-22
- Start Time: 13:30
- Location: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
- Tournament: ODI Series
- Format: One Day International
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
India and Australia are gearing up for the third and final match of their 3-match series, scheduled to take place at Chennai’s Chepauk Stadium on Wednesday.
- In the first game, India put up a strong performance to win convincingly, but the visitors bounced back in the second match with a ruthless display of bowling.
- Mitchell Starc played a key role, taking five wickets as India was bundled out for a mere 117 runs.
- This upcoming game is crucial for India, as their proud home record is at stake. They will have to put up a strong performance to avoid losing the series.
IND vs AUS – 3rd ODI – Venue Details
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Date: March 22nd 2023
Time: 13:30 (local)
IND vs AUS – 3rd ODI – Team Previews
The India vs Australia ODI series has been an exciting affair so far, with both teams winning a game each. The Men in Blue won the first match comfortably, but the Aussies came back strong in the second game to register a convincing victory.
As the series heads towards its final game at Chennai’s Chepauk Stadium, it is India who are under pressure to maintain its impressive home record in bilateral ODIs. The Indian team has won 24 out of the 27 series played at home since 2009, but Australia has proven to be a tough opponent.
India will have to step up their game after their batting let them down in the previous match. They may need to reshuffle their top order to counter Mitchell Starc’s lethal swinging deliveries. India has just three more home ODIs left before the World Cup starts, and this will be their final one before a trip to the Caribbean in August.
Australia made a stunning comeback in the second ODI against India, bundling them out for just 117 runs. Mitchell Starc was exceptional with the ball, picking up five wickets, while Sean Abbott and Nathan Ellis chipped in with three and two wickets respectively.
Australia now has a chance to win their first bilateral ODI series in India since 2010 thanks to Travis Head and Mitchell Marsh’s quick work in chasing down the mark in just 11 overs. However, there are doubts over the participation of opener David Warner, who has missed the first two ODIs due to a fractured elbow.
Glenn Maxwell also missed the second ODI due to injury. This series is one of the last opportunities for both teams to prepare for the upcoming World Cup, with Australia’s middle order yet to settle. The Marsh-Head opening combination has been successful, but Warner’s return could change the line-up.
IND vs AUS – 3rd ODI – Probable Starting XI’s
India: Rohit Sharma (Cap), S Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravi Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd Siraj, Mohd Shami
Australia: D Warner, Mitch Marsh, Steve Smith (c), Marnus Labuschagne, Cam Green, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Sean Abbott, Mitch Starc, Nathan Ellis, A Zampa
IND vs AUS – 3rd ODI – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
Over the last five ODI games played at the Chepauk Stadium, the average first innings score has been below the 250-mark. It is anticipated that the pitch will offer a reasonable amount of assistance to both batsmen and bowlers during this game.
IND vs AUS – 3rd ODI – Match Prediction
India have a very good record in bilateral series deciders over the last five years and we expect them to keep their record this time as well.