It is advantage Australia as the hosts go into the third and final T20 International against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground tomorrow (Sunday). A worst case scenario will ensure the home team a parity in the series after the second T20I at Melbourne was washed out yesterday (Friday).
India, tipped to have their best chance of winning series Down Under against the young hosts, cannot afford to settle for anything less than a win. Any other result will end up in a series loss for the Virat Kohli & co. The Men in Blue will hate to end their nine consecutive series winning streak with a defeat. A halt on the winning sequences is confirmed even if the visitors sign off the series with a win.
The hosts in a bid to strengthen their squad have recalled seasoned new ball bowler Mitchell Starc to replace an injured Billy Stanlake in the team led by Aaron Finch. In spite of the batting collapse at the MCG in the washed out second T20I, hosts will walk out on the Sydney Cricket Ground with their chins up and the exciting win in the opener still fresh in their minds.
The stage is set for an intriguing duel where the team that is stronger on paper and form will battle to avoid a defeat, the underdogs are better-place with the bonus of the proverbial home advange.
Indian fans can catch all the action live on Sony Sports Cluster channels.
The LIVE action on the Sony Sports cluster will start at 1:20 PM. SONY SIX SD and HD channels with English commentary and on SONY TEN 3 SE and HD channels with Hindi commentary will present the match live form the SCG.
Fans on the move can also catch the action on Sony’s OTT platform – SonyLiv.
India: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rishabh Pant, Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Washington Sundar.
Australia (from): Aaron Finch (capt), Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Lynn, Ben McDermott, Glenn Maxwell, D’Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa.