Date: September 27, 2023
Time: 1:30 PM IST
Venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
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The final ODI of the three-match series will be played between Australia and India at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. With an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series, India will be looking to put final touches to their preparation for the ODI World Cup 2023. For Australia, there have been some positives in terms of a few injured players making their return to the ODI setup, but they need a win under their belt before going to the quadrennial spectacle next month.
The Indian batting lineup has been exceptional in the first two ODIs of the series, with Shubman Gill and KL Rahul taking the responsibility to put big scores on the board. Ravichandran Ashwin, who made his return to Team India in ODIs in nearly two years, picked up key wickets to make his presence felt, along with Mohammed Shami taking a five-wicket haul in the first match in the series.
Meanwhile, the Australians batters have struggled as a unit to bring up par totals on the board in the first two ODIs, in spite of their opener David Warner notching up a couple of fifties in a row. Pat Cummins and Adam Zampa had delivered excellent spells in the first ODI of the series, but the bowling lineup of Australia was clobbered to all parts of the ground in the subsequent match.
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna
Australia: Mitchell Marsh, David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins (c), Sean Abbott, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa
Wicketkeepers: KL Rahul, Alex Carey
Batters: Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Mitchell Marsh, David Warner, Steve Smith
All-Rounders: Ravichandran Ashwin, Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa
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