Cricket match date: 13th March 2019
Cricket match time: 1:30 pm IST
Cricket match location: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Cricket Match format: ODI
Tournament: Australia tour of India 2018/19
Team A: India
Team B: Australia
Team A Captain: Virat Kohli
Team B Captain: Aaron Finch
Cricket Match Preview:
India will take on Australia in the final cricket ODI at Delhi. This will be the final international cricket game for India before the cricket World Cup. Australia, on the other hand, will go to UAE to take on Pakistan in the ODI cricket series.
Australia have bounced back tremendously in this ODI cricket series. They were down and out after losing the 2nd ODI cricket game at Nagpur. But they have turned around their fortune by first winning the 3rd ODI cricket game at Ranchi and then by chasing the record total at Mohali. They are now just 1 win away from a historic series win against a very good Indian side.
For India, their top order finally came to the party at Mohali, with Rohit Sharma scoring a fine 95 runs and Shikhar Dhawan scoring a brilliant 143 runs while batting first. India reached a total of 358 runs, which was deemed sufficient by most at the halfway mark. However, their bowling faltered big time and, in tough conditions, failed to defend the total.
India made 4 changes in their lineup for the 4th cricket game. Rishabh Pant was given the opportunity in place of MS Dhoni, who has been rested for the rest of this series. KL Rahul was given the opportunity in place of Ambati Rayudu, while Yuzvendra Chahal and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar were brought in place of Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammad Sami.
Unfortunately for India, all the 4 changes failed to make their mark and India suffered hugely in the hands of Ashton Turner, who was brought in place of Marcus Stoinis for this cricket game. Ashton Turner played a destructive knock of 81 off just 40 odd deliveries. Peter Handscomb also played a beautiful knock of 117 runs off just 105 deliveries.
It should be a great game of cricket in Delhi. The only cause for concern could be the pitch, which has been slow and low for a number of years in Delhi. If the pitch is similar to the last couple of cricket games, then we will have a cracker on hand.
Cricket Match Information:
An exciting decider is in store as India will take on Australia in the final cricket ODI at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. The series is level right now after Australia came back strongly to win the last 2 ODI cricket games after being 2-0 down.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
India made 4 changes to their playing eleven in the last ODI cricket game. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven for this cricket game as well.
Here is our prediction of India’s playing XI:
- Rohit Sharma
- Shikhar Dhawan
- KL Rahul
- Virat Kohli
- Rishabh Pant
- Vijay Shankar
- Kedar Jadhav
- Kuldeep Yadav
- Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Yuzvendra Chahal
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Australia have made a remarkable comeback in this cricket series. They brought in Ashton Turner in place of Marcus Stoinis and our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played in their last cricket game
Here is our prediction of Australia’s playing XI:
- Aaron Finch
- Alex Carrey
- Shaun Marsh
- Glenn Maxwell
- Ashton Turner
- Peter Handscomb
- Adam Zampa
- JP Behrendroff
- Jhye Richardson
- Usman Khawaja
- Pat Cummins
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Usman Khawaja has had an excellent last couple of cricket games. He has scored a century and half-century in last 2 cricket games. Our prediction is of another good performance from him in this game of cricket.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The last international cricket ODI cricket was played here between India and New Zealand back in 2016. That game saw India failing to chase down a modest total of 242 runs. Pitch in Delhi is known to be low and slow. Our prediction is of a score of around 250 this time around. Conditions are expected to be dry.
Australia will begin this game of cricket as favourites. With the way they have come back in this series, it is going to give them a lot of confidence not only for the decider but also for the World Cup. India will be under immense pressure to not lose the cricket series in home conditions and that might lead them to falter again. Hence, our prediction is of Australia’s win.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Usman Khawaja (AUS) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Adam Zampa (AUS) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Ashton Turner (AUS)
India – 1.48
Australia – 2.35
*odds may change anytime