In-form India look to continue domination

Scenario

Bengaluru is all set to host the fourth ODI between India and Australia in the ongoing bi-lateral series. The hosts are in a commanding position in the series with a 3-0 lead over the current world champions. There is prediction of some rain hampering the game on Thursday but it is not likely to be too bad.

Pride at stake for Australia

The Australian skipper Steve Smith admitted in the post match press conference that they hadn’t played good cricket and that was reflected in the results. They have been struggling not only in India but have had a poor run of form away from home in the past year. Even though the series has been lost, Australia will look to redeem some of their lost pride by trying to win the final two ODIs of the series. A 2-3 loss would make for much better reading than a 0-5 whitewash, and that’s perhaps how the Australian side would look at the last two games.

India looking to continue domination

With an unassailable 3-0 lead in the ongoing ODI series, the Indian Cricket Team will look to continue their domination against Australia in Bengaluru on Thursday. The batting line up has been firing on all cylinders with almost every batsman in the line-up having scored runs at some point in the series. The bowlers have been good too, with the two young wrist spinners creating plenty of problems for the Australian batsmen. The captain and team management might consider giving chances to the players on the bench, like KL Rahul, Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Shami for the last two games. Hardik Pandya Virat Kohli

Probable XIs

India:

KL Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli (C), Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (WK), Kedar Jadhav, Axar Patel, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami

Australia:

David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steve Smith (C), Travis Head, Peter Handscomb (WK), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa

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(Akhil Prakash is a sports writer for The Ring Side View and for more updates, you can follow him on Facebook and Twitter)

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