For the Australians, it is a must-win game as they seek to keep the series alive. With India outplaying the Australians in the crucial junctures of both matches, Australia will be looking for improved performances from their senior players with only a handful of games left for them to finalize their World Cup squad.
The only issue right now is that the openers- Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are failing to fire at the top but that won’t be a serious concern for management as both require just one game to be back in the flow.
If the objective of this series is to fine tune plans for the ICC World Cup (WC), then India have taken some forward steps while Australia have gone sidewards. As the series moves to Ranchi, the ability to get over the line in tight games will once again be under the spotlight.
Fantasy Cricket- Players to watch out for
- Mahendra Singh Dhoni- He will be having his home town fans behind his back and his recent performance also make him a must have.
- Kuldeep Yadav- As the pitch is tipped to suit the spinners, he could turn out to be a great pic and could earn high no of points for our fantasy players.
- Glenn Maxwell: He is a man in form and it would be foolish not to have him in our squads.
- Virat Kohli- He is the No. 1 ODI batsman and at Ranchi he averages a huge 261 runs per match.He will also be a front runner for captaincy for most of the fantasy team.
Venue & Average first innings score:
Average 1st inning score at JSCA International Stadium, Ranchi is 261.
Head to Head:
Total matches played:132
Fantasy Dream Team: