India vs. Australia: Fifth ODI preview
India vs. Australia: Fifth ODI preview

Preview 
After winning the first two games of the 5-match series, the Indian team were unconvincing in the last two matches as they allowed Australia to level the series. The visitors have now gained plenty of momentum as they registered their highest successful run chase in ODIs, as they chased down 358 runs to go 2-2 up. With dew settling in once again in the latter half of the second innings, the team that wins the toss would be eager to chase.  

Though India look down-and-out in the series, Feroz Shah Kotla is a fortress of many kinds, with the team registering 12 wins in 18 completed ODIs here. They have also won their last six series' at home, and the Men in Blue will be eager to carry forward that record. Though they faced defeat at Mohali, the Indians are likely to go in unchanged, with the Australian expected to field Nathan Lyon in place of Jason Behrendorff, as the track at the Kotla has traditionally assisted the spinners. 

Player Recommendations: 

Wicket-keeper: Rishabh Pant (8 credits) 
Pant had a match to forget with the gloves as he dropped chances that allowed Australia back into the game at Mohali. However, he showed glimpses of his aggressive streak with the bat as he managed 36 in only 24 balls, with 4 fours and a six. With just one match left to prove his skills ahead of the World Cup, the youngster will be eager to perform at his home

Want to Read More?
Subscribe to RotoWire to see the full article.

We reserve some of our best content for our paid subscribers. Plus, if you choose to subscribe you can discuss this article with the author and the rest of the RotoWire community.

Get Instant Access To This Article Get Access To This Article
RotoWire Community
Join Our Subscriber-Only Cricket Chat
Chat with our writers and other RotoWire Cricket fans for all the pre-game info and in-game banter.
Join The Discussion
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sarah Waris
This postgraduate in English Literature has taken on the tough task of limiting the mystic world of sports to a few hundred words. A self-confessed Kohli 'bhakt,' she falls in the category who believe that he has long surpassed the greats, yes even Tendulkar!
IPL Preview: Rajasthan Royals
IPL Preview: Rajasthan Royals
IPL Preview: Mumbai Indians
IPL Preview: Mumbai Indians
IPL Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore
IPL Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore
South Africa vs. Sri Lanka: First T20I preview
South Africa vs. Sri Lanka: First T20I preview