India vs Australia 3rd ODI. Australia finds themselves at 237/2 after 31 overs, with Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith leading the charge in the third ODI against India. Australia won the toss and chose to bat first, and Pat Cummins’ team has made significant changes to their lineup compared to the Indore ODI. Steve Smith has marked his 30th ODI half-century, but Mitchell Marsh was dismissed for 96 by Kuldeep Yadav’s impressive bowling.
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On the other hand, India has also made extensive alterations to their side due to a viral illness affecting some players and others opting to return home. Key players like Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, and Mohammed Shami have been rested. Additionally, veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been replaced by Washington Sundar for this crucial India vs. Australia match. Rohit Sharma, India’s captain, had mentioned earlier that only 13 players were available for selection for the Rajkot match.
Despite the absence of senior players such as Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Siraj, the in-form Indian team aims to create history by securing a whitewash victory against the Kangaroos at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot, Gujarat. India has never achieved a whitewash against Australia in the ODI format, and Rohit Sharma’s squad is determined to change that narrative. In the second ODI in Indore, India triumphed over Australia by a commanding 99-run margin. Shreyas Iyer earned the Player of the Match accolade for his outstanding century, contributing to India posting an imposing total of 399 runs.