Ind vs Aus 3rd T20I, the probable playing XI
After the loss in Guwahati, India would look to bounce back in the series' deciding 3rd and final T20I against Australia, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. With the series evenly poised at 1-1, the 3rd T20I could prove to be a proper entertainer that an Ind-Aus clash deserves. Let's look at who could be the part of the playing XI on both sides.
Considering the fact that Kohli blamed the second T20I loss on batting failure, we could see slight changes to the batting side to include KL Rahul or Dinesh Karthik. India's probable line up could look like this : Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik/KL Rahul, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.
It is unlikely that Australia will make any changes to the side that won them their 2nd T20I. Playing at his IPL home ground, David Warner will hope to lead his side to a series win. Australia Probable XI could be - Aaron Finch, David Warner (C), Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis, Tim Paine, Andrew Tye, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa.
The 3rd T20I will be a first ever international match to be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. Home to the IPL team, Sunrisers Hyderabad, the pitch here is known to be a batting paradise. There are predictions of rain with the ongoing spell expected to last till 20 Oct. Interestingly, Indian team hasn't lost any 3-T20I bilateral series thus far.
164.5 is the average batting score at Hyderabad in the last IPL for teams choosing to bat first while it is 158 for teams batting second. Also, the teams batting first won 5 out of 8 times here during this year's IPL.