India vs Australia 2019 3rd ODI: Riding high on confidence after back-to-back victories in the first two ODIs of the ongoing series, Team India will look to seal the deal against Australia in the third match of the five-ODI rubber in JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi. Ahead of the match, Indian team cricketers were involved in a fun nets session where the players focussed solely on hitting the ball out of the ground.
Known to boast of some of the biggest ad fiercest hitters of the game, India have an array of stroke-makers who have the ability to turn the match on its head. In the past two games, the men in blue have been troubled by Aussie leg-spinner Adam Zampa so far in the series. Attacking Zampa and disturbing his rhythm could be one of the tactics employed by the management to thwart the challenge.
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In the latest video posted by BCCI, the batsmen were seen dancing down the track and clobbering spinners for a mighty maximum. MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Vijay Shankar and Ambati Rayudu were the batsmen in focus, while Yuzvendra Chahal and Bhuvneshwar Kumar too used the long handles.
Also, the Ranchi ODI could be Dhoni’s final homecoming before the legendary wicketkeeper-batsman will call time on his glittering career. It also forms a poignant subplot of an utterly dominant Indian team’s quest for an unassailable 3-0 lead in the third ODI against Australia.
A 3-0 lead in the five-match series will be a perfect parting gift for Ranchi’s favourite son, who, in all likelihood, will be seen wearing the India Blues for the last time at his home ground.
India lead the five-match series against Australia 2-0 courtesy of wins in Vizag and Nagpur and will have the chance of taking an unassailable lead in Ranchi on Friday. If they manage to do so, India will become only the third country to complete 50 ODI wins against Australia. Only England and Windies have managed to do so thus far.