Australia vs India third ODI: Dream XI tricks and tips
India and Australia will be locking horns in the third and final ODI encounter at the MCG on January 18. India won the second ODI by six wickets to level the series at 1-1. There is plenty to watch out for in this series decider. Several players could chip in with the goods. Here we analyze and guide the fans playing Dream XI.
Kohli and Marsh get the leadership nods
Virat Kohli scored a sublime ton in the second match and could dictate the show once again. He has led India well and gets the nod as the skipper of the side. Australia's in-form batsman Shaun Marsh is our choice as the vice-captain.
A look at the batting unit
Rohit Sharma has been among the runs and is the prime option upfront. He can provide the desired start. Australian southpaw Usman Khawaja has looked in good form and can anchor the innings. Kohli and Marsh are the main spine of this batting unit. The two players will be joined by veteran wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni. MSD has scored two successive fifties.
Stoinis, Maxwell come in as all-rounders
Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell come in as the all-rounders of this side. Stoinis has been effective with both bat and ball and can accelerate in the final phase. Maxwell has provided the finishing touches for the Aussies. He is an excellent fielder as well.
A look at the four-man bowling attack
Kuldeep Yadav leads the show as the main spinner of this side. He has the ability to pick wickets and contain the Aussies. Jhye Richardson has been solid with the ball and can cause issues for the Indian batsmen. He will be joined by Indian pace duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami. The senior pacers have the needed experience.