Today India vs Australia 3rd ODI Match Live Streaming Score Prediction Playing XI’s 17 Jan 2016 :- After two consecutive close defeats in the opening two matches of VB Series 2016 now its going to be a do or die game for India against Australia and if men in blue will lose today then they will also lost the 5 One Day International series so all the Indians need to keep their fingers crossed for what’s going to be a cracker of a contest. The Third ODI match of IND vs AUS 2016 will be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne and this exciting game between Men in Blue vs Kangaroo’s will start at around 8:50 AM IST.
India are 2-0 down in the series despite having scored 300+ after winning the toss and batting first on bothoccasions, and they will be desperate to ensure thatthe last two ODIs don’t turn into dead rubbers. The visitors are left with a lot to ponder after back-to-back defeats – Shikhar Dhawan’s failing form, bowling combination and batting during the death showing up foremost on the list.
For Australia, their bowling hasn’t been at their best, but the young attack has shown tremendous character in fighting back and regaining control during the final few overs. India, on both occasions, looked set to amass over 330, but some impressive bowling has ensured MS Dhoni’s side has been restricted to less than 310.
India vs Australia 3rd ODI 2016 Toss Result & Teams
Australia won the toss after which their captain Steve Smith has opted to field first
Smith: “We will bowl. We have been chasing quite well and the wicket here looks quite dry and I think it will get better under the lights. Hopefully, we’ll do well with the ball today. We have been batting very well. He (Rohit) is batting extremely well. Mitchell Marsh is back for Joel Paris.”
Dhoni: “We were anyway going to bat first. Looking at the conditions and how the Australians have batted, we have made two changes. Gurkeerat and Rishi Dhawan will be making their debuts and they replace Manish Pandey and Ashwin. Rishi is a bit of an all-rounder. He can bowl seam-up and do a bit of lower-order batting. Gurkeerat is a batsman who can bowl a bit of off-spin. It also gives me that extra part-timer, which makes the bowling look slightly better. We need to capitalise more in the second half of the batting. With the ball, we need to do better and not give too many boundary balls.”
India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni(w/c), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Ravindra Jadeja, Rishi Dhawan, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Barinder Sran
Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Steven Smith(c), George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade(w), James Faulkner, John Hastings, Scott Boland, Kane Richardson
India vs Australia 3rd ODI 2016 Live Channels List
In India you can watch the live broadcast of India vs Australia 3rd ODI match 2016 on the following channels starting from 8:50 am Indian Standard Time :
Star Sports 1 (English Commentary)
Star Sports 3 (Hindi Commentary)
Prediction : India will win today 3rd ODI match against Australia
Match: Aus vs Ind, 3rd ODI, India tour of Australia, 2016
Date and Time: January 17, 14:20 Local Time, 08:50 IST
Weather: 33 degrees with a slight chance of rain
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground
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