After receiving an eight-wicket thrashing in the second T20 International (T20I), India will aim for a better show when they take on Australia in their third and final cricket match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on Friday. Left-arm speedster Jason Behrendorff had wiped away India's top-four in Guwahati as the hosts were bundled out for 118 in the second match of the T20I series. Leg-spinner Adam Zampa, too, had foxed the Indians with his guile and variety.
India will hope that the batting failure was a one-off incident and their batsmen will come out all guns blazing in the decisive tie. Australia had lost the One-Day International (ODI) series 1-4 and Friday's match presents a great opportunity for them to take a trophy back home. They will be full of confidence after the win in the second T20I.
India skipper Virat Kohli will seek to continue his winning run in terms of series wins.
The hosts will heavily rely on their hard-hitting batsmen Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Hardik Pandya. Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav will add depth to the Indian batting line-up. On the bowling front, skipper Virat Kohli might also fancy playing veteran pacer Ashish Nehra, who will retire from international cricket on November 1 in a T20I against New Zealand in Delhi.
On the other hand, the visitors will hope for a better show from their middle order, including the likes of Glenn Maxwell and Travis Head, who have failed to click as a unit so far.
All-rounders Moises Henriques and Dan Christian will be asked to deliver - both with the ball and bat. Henriques and Christian have played a lot of Indian Premier League (IPL) matches at this venue. Visiting skipper David Warner captains the Sunrisers Hyderabad - the city-based IPL franchise - and knows the venue inside out. This will be crucial in terms of being prepared for the crucial tie.
When is the India vs Australia 3rd T20I match?
The third and the final game of the three-match T20I series between India and Australia will start at 7 PM on Friday.
Where will the India vs Australia 3rd T20I match be played?
The third and the final T20I between India and Australia game will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.
What time does India vs Australia 3rd T20I match start?
The third and final T20I between India and Australia is scheduled to start at 7 PM (IST) and the toss will take place at 6.30 PM (IST). For all the Live updates, tune into www.indiatvnews.com.
Where can I watch India vs Australia 3rd T20I live cricket score and match?
The third T20I between India and Australia will be broadcast Live on Star Sports Networks. The TV channels that will show the match Live are Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 Hindi and both HD channels.
Where can I watch Ind vs Aus cricket online live score and streaming free?
You can watch live streaming of India vs Australia match online on Hotstar App. You can also follow Live updates and Live Score, Ball-by-Ball Commentary on www.indiatvnews.com.