Men in Blue can take a 3-0 lead in the five-match ODI series against Australia by winning the third ODI in Indore. Currently, India is leading the series 2-0 after winning the first two ODIs. India won the first ODI in Chennai by 26 runs (D/L) method and won the second match in Kolkata at Eden Gardens by 50 runs. The third match of the series is being played in Indore.
Australia have struggled in their batting in both the ODIs and will look to turn that around. The Indian top order has also not fired in this series and given the nature of Indore pitch, this could be an ideal ground to get some runs. Kuldeep Yadav took a hat-trick in the second match to help India win. Even Indian pace bowlers have done well to trouble the Australian batsmen and keep them at low scores. The third ODI promises to be another tight contest between the two teams.
Australia are badly missing some of their frontline players which includes Aaron Finch, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood. India, on the other hand, are almost full strength, only without the services of Shikhar Dhawan. The 3rd ODI will be played at the Holkar Stadium, Indore. The last match played at Holkar Stadium was between India and South Africa in 2015.
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