5th ODI: After former India skipper MS Dhoni’s Ranchi residence, it was the turn of Siddharth Kaul to host Team India at his Chandigarh house, now that the team is in Delhi, Mohammed Shami took the opportunity to host the team for dinner at his residence on the eve of the decider against Australia. It would be a crucial match for team India who is not used to losing at home. It seems Shami did the right thing to just loosen up the lads ahead of the big game. Shami took to Twitter to thank his colleagues for turning up at his residence. His post was captioned, “Thanks for all team India member’s for visiting my home.”
In the picture, one can see Rishabh Pant and Kedar Jadhav along with Shami’s family and friends. It would be interesting to also see if Shami makes it to the XI in the crucial decider as he missed the Mohali game. The game will also be India’s last ODI before the World Cup later in the year in England and Wales.
Earlier, India lost by four wickets at Mohali after setting a mammoth 358/9. The Men in Blue will hence be a little worried, whereas Australia for a change will be the more confident side walking into the decider. India would be hoping that Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma fire along with the Indian captain, who has hit a purple patch. It would also be interesting to see if KL Rahul gets picked again.
In the absence of former India skipper MS Dhoni, Pant would be mindful of impressing the selectors. He was rusty with the gloves at Mohali and would be hoping for a much-improved show in the big match.