Daijiworld Media Network
Ranchi, Oct 23: Australia lead the series 2-1 after they scraped through in the last match. They were down and nobody expected them to win until the Ishant Sharma over, where he conceded 30 runs and handed the match to them. It has been such a series, where in all three matches the team batting first has scored more than 300 runs and out of that twice the teams have chased it down. The Indian bowlers have to be more consistent while bowling in the death. Dhoni has lent his support for the bowlers and its about time that they
The Indian batting, is still struggling to face the bounce and pace of the Australian bowlers. They were in trouble in the last match at 78 for 4 until Dhoni came in and rescued them with a superb unbeaten 139. The bowlers bowled well at the start and in the middle and had them reeling at 213 for 6. But Voges and Faulkner kept their head down and attacked at the right time and targetted the fast bowlers to take them home.
India have won the toss and have opted to field
Dhoni: 'We have not won the last 3 tosses. It is a crucial toss to win. We will be fielding as it may rain. If it remains like this there will be no dew. We were down in the last game but still got to 300. The bowlers bowled well apart from the last 4 overs. We have two changes as Bhuvi and Ishant make way for Shami and Unadkat.'
Bailey: 'We would have bowled first as well. It is good to be 2-1 up in the series. But still lot of cricket to be played. The conditions look overcast. We are playing the same team.'
Australia (Playing XI): Phillip Hughes, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, George Bailey(c), Adam Voges, Glenn Maxwell, Brad Haddin(w), James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Vinay Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jaydev Unadkat