India will be looking to get the first win of their tour when they face hosts Australia in the third and final T-20 international at Sydney on Sunday.
The home side who are leading 1-0, would be looking to seal the series and gain some much needed confidence ahead of the test series starting in December.
India, having lost the opener at the Gabba, had a great chance to level the series in the second T20 at Melbourne, but rain forced the match to be called off.
The Indian bowlers and spinners, who were thrashed by the Aussies at the Gabba, came up with a better bowling performance and put the pressure on the hosts’ batting at the MCG.
The visitors’ fielding though has been below par, as they have spilled catches at crucial times.
India would be hoping that Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul provide a solid base for the likes of Rishabh Pant, Krunal Pandya and Dinesh Karthik to exhibit their power hitting skills.
The Men in Blue would be contemplating playing Yuzvendra Chahal instead of left arm fast bowler Khaleel Ahmed in the playing XI.
The home side on the other hand suffered a serious blow, when pacer Billy Stanlake suffered an injury before the MCG fixture. The lanky 24 year has therefore been ruled out of the final T-20. Mitchell Starc, who has not featured in a single T-20 since 2016, has been named as his replacement.
Apart from Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis, none of the Australian batsmen have got going. There is plenty of incentive for them to do so in Sydney- a 2-0 series win over an in-form side like India will be a huge morale booster for this under-fire Australian outfit.