October 3, 2023

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India vs Australia, third ODI tip-off XI: Suryakumar Yadav to bat at 6, Shardul is available in for Axar, Warner unlikely to play

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SKY - Shardul- Warner

After being completely hammered within the second ODI by 10 wickets at Vishakhapatnam, group India could have quite a bit to ponder about forward of the sequence decider to be performed in Chennai on Wednesday.

It was India’s heaviest ODI defeat by way of balls remaining, as Australia gained with 39 overs (234 balls) to spare. The three-match sequence is now stage 1-1, after India gained the primary ODI in Mumbai by 5 wickets.

It is very unlikely that India will make any large adjustments however the group administration may tinker a bit. Indian Express argues the inclusion of Shardul Thakur instead of Axar Patel. In the batting order, Hardik Pandya may get a promotion and swap the batting order with out of shape Suryakumar Yadav.

On the opposite hand, it doesn’t seem to be Australia will make any adjustments, which suggests the veteran opener David Warner should heat the bench.

SKY demoted to No 6

Surykumar Yadav’s stoop of kind is a giant concern for Team India. Although skipper Rohit Sharma maintained that the right-handed batter will get an extended run in absence of standard No 4 Shreyas Iyer. In the primary two ODI Surya had received successive first ball nought. For a participant who wasted no time to really feel at residence in T20Is, the ODIs had been no completely different for Suryakumar. In his first six ODIs, he had two scores of fifty-plus to go together with a 40 and a few unbeaten 30s. But since then, it has gone downhill for the 32-year-old who has scores of 9, 8, 4, 34 n,o, 6, 4, 31, 14, 0 and 0 in his final 10 ODIs.

In that case, India may give Hardik Pandya a go at No 4 and demote Suryakumar Yadav to No 6. Pandya has batted at Mo 4 for his IPL franchise Gijrat Giants and had scored 487 runs. The No 6 in ODIs can be aptly suited to Surya’s model of batting. He is at his venomous finest when there are lesser overs. This is likely one of the causes, why he has thrived within the T20Is. With few balls to face, Surya can flip the sport on its head and regardless of whether or not there are 5 or 4 fielders contained in the circle he can hit boundaries at will and make a mockery out of the captain.

Shardul is available in for Axar

Apart from Virat Kohli, the opposite India batter, who checked out ease within the second ODI was Axar Patel. The southpaw remained unbeaten on 29. He will likely be extraordinarily unfortunate however should make means for Shardul Thakur. With Ravindra Jadeja within the group, Axar Patel’s inclusion doesn’t make any sense and India will likely be trying so as to add an additional seamer. If Axar has to play, India might need to drop Kuldeep Yadav, who once more has finished nothing incorrect. It can be harsh on Axar, however to maintain the stability intact, he might need to make means for Shardul Thakur.

No place for David Warner

David Warner, missed the primary ODI as he’s but to recuperate from the elbow damage that dominated him out from the Border-Gavaskar Test sequence. In his absence, Mitchell Starc has stepped up, hitting 81 at Wankhede and 66 not out in Vishakhapatnam has made his case stronger. Travid Head, who failed within the first ODI roared again with an unbeaten 30-ball 51 within the second sport. In the second ODI, the duo wasted little time ending issues. It raced to the end line in simply 11 overs as India gave up any hope of a battle again. Their 100-run stand got here off solely 53 balls.

Playing XIs

India XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj

Australia XI: Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith (c), Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis, Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa


India squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Ok L Rahul, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (vc), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Jaydev Unadkatt

Australia squad: Steve Smith (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa