Third T20I Preview: India vs. Australia
Third T20I Preview: India vs. Australia

Australia and India are ready to clash in the third and final T20 international of the three match series in Sydney on Sunday. The home side will go into the contest with a 1-0 lead after winning the series opener by four runs, whereas the second T20I was washed out.

In the batting department, the team will be relying on the likes of in-form Glenn Maxwell and captain Aaron Finch to score bulk of the run, whereas in the bowling department, the onus will be on pacers to deliver the knockout punch. The role of Marcus Stoinis will be an important one for the team as he is not only the finisher in the batting department, but also bowls at the depth and is turning out to be a valuable prospect for the Baggy Greens.

On the other hand, the Men in Blue will go in to the contest in desperate state as this is their last chance to avoid a series defeat. In the batting department, the onus will be on the experienced trio of captain Virat Kohli, vice-captain Rohit Sharma and veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan to score bulk of the runs, whereas in the bowling department, the team management will be expecting big things from the spin duo.

The venue for the match is Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), which will be hosting its fifth T20 international. Highest team score in previous four contests was 221-5, which was registered by Australia in 2007 against England, whereas the highest individual

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Azeem Siddiqui
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