Australia vs. India: Third ODI Preview
The two matches in the series so far have witnessed totals in the high 290s and both times Australia, who have had a wretched time in ODIs since the Champions Trophy, have tested India after winning the toss and batting first. The toss could yet again be crucial at MCG after India pulled off an improbable win at Adelaide in the death overs courtesy a MS Dhoni special.
The vastness of the MCG and the effect of spinners here could give India an edge, but the surface is expected to be a belter with loads of runs in it which could mean we might witness the first 300-plus ODI score in the series. India might want to bring in extra protection with the bowling and Yuzvendra Chahal, who has been warming the bench thus far, could get a look in. Australia might decide to use Maxwell higher up the order.
Conditions: A high-scoring match expected despite the big ground given that the wicket is a belter.
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