Australia will take on India in the last and final ODI at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. The game will be on Saturday, Jan. 23, starting 2:20 PM local time.
If Glenn Maxwell was the hero at Melbourne, Australian bowling staged an epic comeback at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. Everything rightly blended for the Aussies. After posing a whooping total of 348 in 50-overs, Australia looked down and out when Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli aced at the run chase.
The duo nearly scripted a historic run chase when the visitors succumbed to Kane Richardson’s death-over bowling. Richardson scalped five for 68-runs as the hosts rewrote the history books with 18 consecutive wins at home surpassing the West Indian record of 17-wins in a row.
As per the Cricket County reports, Glenn Maxwell might miss the last ODI due to injury. Australia will look to extend their winning record to 19-wins at home as they look forward to a series sweep against India.
As per the ESPN Cric Info details, MS Dhoni is likely to bring the ace off-spinner, Ravinchandran Ashwin, in the side. The turning wicket at Sydney will help the spinners take a hold on the game. And even Axar Patel is likely to be named in the side.
Australia will likely retain the same side for the last ODI. Captain Steve Smith is hopeful about a series sweep.
He was quoted as saying, “We’ve played some very good one-day cricket so far this VB series. It’ll be a fitting finish to the summer if we can finish 5-0.”
Australia Possible XI: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith (capt), George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade (wk), James Faulkner, John Hastings, Kane Richardson, Nathan Lyon
India Possible XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Gurkeerat Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma
Australia vs India, 5th ODI
Date: Saturday, 23 January 2016
Time: 2:20 PM Local Time, 3:20 AM GMT
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Live Stream: Star Sports