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Both teams are now on equal footing with 2-2 in ODI series
Sports desk The last ODI of the five-match series between India and Australia will be played on Wednesday at Delhi's Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium. Both teams are on equal footing with 2-2 in the series. In this case, the team who won this ODI, it will be the series. If Team India bats Australia in this match, then it will win its seventh consecutive bilateral ODI series on home ground. On the other hand, if Australia beat India in the team then they will win the bilateral one-day series in India for 10 years.
However, seeing the previous record, winning Australia for this series will not be easy. The Australian team has played 181 bilateral ODI series so far, but has never won the series after losing 0-2. Not only this, no team has won the series after losing 0-2 in the five-match series against India.
Finch's chance to win first series as Captain
Australia won the ODI series in India in 2009 for the last time. Then he defeated India 4-2 in the 6 ODI series. Winning Australia will also be a personal achievement for captain Aaron Finch. Australia will win ODI series for the first time in their captaincy. In the captaincy of Finch, the Australian team is playing the fourth series. Earlier, he had lost all three. Australia have played 12 ODIs so far under the leadership of Finch. Of these, kangaroos won in 4, while 8 got lost.
Virat never missed ODI series at home
On the other hand, Team India, led by Virat Kohli, has not lost a one-day series on home ground till now. Under his leadership, Team India played five ODI series so far and won all. In such a case, Kohli would like to maintain his personal record by defeating Australia in Delhi. However, team management is concerned with recent recent performance of Team India, poor fielding, lack of consistency in the performance of the opening sequence and the lack of perfect combination.
Sachin's chance to break Sachin's record
Kohli played 6 ODIs so far on Feroz Shah Kotla. In this they have scored 202 runs. The record for making the most runs on this field is Sachin Tendulkar's name. He has scored 300 runs in 8 ODIs. By the way Kohli is in the form of this time, he can be expected to record his record of making the highest run on Kotla in this match.
Mohali-like shift from Dhawan
Talking about the batting of the Indian team, Shikhar Dhawan had played 143 in the last match, but he has to maintain this consistency. Kotla is his home ground. Hopefully they will play Mohali like innings at Kotla. It is also home to Kohli. He is the best scorer of the team. He has scored 290 runs in 4 ODIs at an average of 72.50. It contains two centuries.
The bowlers have to perform well
Due to poor bowling in Mohali, Team India could not defend the 350+ score. Yuswendra Chahal took one wicket with 80 runs. Kedar Jadhav gave 44 runs in 5 overs. Jaspreet Bumrah scored 3 wickets, but he got 63 runs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar initially shocked Australia with a wicket, but in the last over, the opposition failed to control the batsmen. Kuldeep Yadav and all-rounder Vijay Shankar were able to bowl some economical bowling. Kuldeep took one wicket for 64 runs, while Vijay gave 29 runs in 5 overs. If Team India is to win the last one day, then its bowlers will have to reciprocate their run speed while sending the pavilion to Australian batsmen.
Team India's success rate on Kotla is 60%
At the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium, the Indian team has played 20 ODIs so far. Of these, he has won 12, while he lost 6. One ODI was canceled, while having a Benitoja. Team India has managed to win 4 out of the last 5 ODIs on this ground. India and Australia have played 4 ODIs on this ground. Of these, India has won three and Australia has won one match. The last one on the field was played on October 31, 2009 between the two. India won the match by 6 wickets.
The teams are:
India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Jaspreet Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuswendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant.
Australia: Aaron Finch (Captain), Jason Behendorf, Alex Carrie, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Zaey Richardson, Ken Richardson, Mark Stones, Ashton Turner, Adam Jampa .