Indian team will face the Australian team in the do-or-die clash in the third T20I to level the series 1-1 and start the two and half month long tour on a satisfactory note.
After failing to cross the line in the rain-hit first T20I, the visitors showed terrific comeback to restrict Australia at a moderate total in the second contest before rain washed out India's chance to level the series as the visitors didn't even face a single ball.
The Indian bowlers came out all guns blazing in Melbourne and Virat Kohli will once again like them to replicate the show.
Opener Shikhar Dhawan, who played a classy knock of 76 off 42 deliveries in Brisbane, showed the kind of havoc he could create, and it is expected of him to blast again for one final time in the series.
Unlike Dhawan, his partner Rohit Sharma failed to fire in the first game, but the opener is an experienced campaigner and it is a matter of just a few deliveries for him to click.
What to expect:
Australian team has included Mitchell Starc in the final T20I and there are high chances that team management willl include him in the final playing XI. It will be interesting to see who will sit out from the Kangaroos camp.
India will be all geared up to level the series 1-1 and the bowlers were in top form in the rain-affected second T20I. Men in Blues will be favourites against the might Kangaroos, so it will be a cracker of a contest between the two nations.
Predicted Playing XI of India and Australia in 3rd T20I
Probable Playing XI of India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant (WK), Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Krunal Pandya