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The series is on the line as India and Australia lock horns in the third and final ODI at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk in Chennai on Wednesday, March 22. India, who won the first ODI, start as favourites with the odds of 8/13 (1.61). Australia claimed the second game but still have greater odds at 11/10 (2.10).
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
- India vs Australia, 3rd ODI
- March 22, 2023 – 8 AM GMT
- MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
Here’s how the predictions stood for the 2nd IND v AUS ODI
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
The Chepauk is well known for its spin friendly nature across formats. Expect significantly less movement for the seamers compared to the first two games. A total of 31 ODIs have been played here with the average first innings score of 230.
Chennai has seen some rain in the last couple of days. The weather forecast suggests there could be occasional thunderstorms in part of the area on Wednesday afternoon.
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India vs Australia – Match Predictions
India will hold an edge over Australia with the Chepauk conditions most likely to assist spinners and provide lesser movement for pacers. Mitchell Starc has been the biggest strength of Australia but he could be neutralized by the pitch. Expect India to clinch the final ODI.
Australia to hit most sixes
Jadeja to be India's Top Bowler
Australia have some hard hitters such as Mitchell Marsh, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell and Cameron Green. Marsh alone has smashed 11 sixes across the first two outings.
Our Prediction: Australia to hit most sixes in the match at 21/20 (2.05).
Ravindra Jadeja picked 2 for 46 in the opening match and should enjoy bowling at his IPL home. You can back Jadeja to be the top wicket-taker for India at 9/2 (5.50). From the Australian side, you can expect leg-spinner Adam Zampa to trouble the batters. Zampa has odds of 3/1 (4.00) to be the top bowler for Australia.
Our Prediction: Ravindra Jadeja to be the highest wicket-taker for India at 9/2 (5.50).
Man of the Match
Virat Kohli looked in good touch on a difficult surface at Vizag, scoring 31 off 35. Kohli has been in terrific form in the last few months and you can back him to be the player of the match at 7/1 (8.00). Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Marsh and Travis Head are amongst the other top betting options.
Our Prediction: Virat Kohli to be the Man of the Match at 7/1 (8.00) odds.
India vs Australia Preview
Expect a tightly fought contest at Chepauk with the series on the line at 1-1 scoreline. Here’s a look at both teams ahead of their encounter on Wednesday.
The home side had no answers to Mitchell Starc in the second game, getting skittled out for only 117. Bowlers were then belted all over the park. Their top order, in particular, needs to do a better job on Wednesday.
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav will be hoping for a better performance. Axar Patel played in place of Shardul Thakur last game and should keep his spot. India will rely on the spin trio of Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav and Axar at this venue.
Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
Australia bounced back well to bowl out the hosts for 117 on the back of Mitchell Starc’s five-wicket haul. Travis Head and Mitch Marsh then finished the chase in just 11 overs. They’ll be hoping for a similar outing on Wednesday.
There have been some question marks over David Warner’s availability and if he does return for this game, Australia will have to change the opening combo. Travis Head could be moved down the order. Ashton Agar is likely to get a game considering the venue.
Squad: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith (c), Travis Head, Alex Carey (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Ashton Agar, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa
How to Watch India vs Australia Series in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List
The UK viewers can watch the third ODI between India and Australia on BT Sport 1 & 2. You can also avail live streaming on BT Sport.
- BT Sport 1 & 2 (TV)
- BT Sport (Streaming)