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IND vs AUS 3rd T20I: Fantasy Preview and MPL Top Picks

Match: India vs Australia, T20I series (IND vs AUS)

Venue: Barsapara Stadium, Guwahati

Date and time: November 28, 2023, 7 PM IST

India and Australia will play each other in the third match of the five-match T20I series on November 28 at the Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati.

Under the captaincy of Suryakumar Yadav, India has secured a 2-0 lead and is just one victory away from clinching the series. In the recent match on November 26 at the Greenfield International Stadium in Trivandrum, India emerged victorious over Australia by 44 runs.

Batting first, India posted a massive total of 235 runs in their 20 overs. This is their fifth highest total in T20 internationals. Yashasvi Jaiswal set the foundation with a half-century in 24 balls, followed by fifties from Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad. Down the order, Rinku Singh scored an unbeaten 31 off just nine balls.

Australia managed only 191 for nine in their run-chase, falling considerably short despite efforts from Matthew Wade and Marcus Stoinis, who scored in the 40s. Prasidh Krishna and Ravi Bishnoi each took three wickets.

Earlier in the opening T20I, India chased down a target of 208 with one ball to spare.

Ahead of the next match of the series, here is everything you need to know to maximize your chances of winning cash prizes on MPL fantasy.

Pitch report and weather update for IND vs AUS

Not much can be said about how the pitch will play in Guwahati, because contrasting results were seen in the only two T20 internationals that have been played there. One match saw the batsmen struggle while the other match saw the batsmen dominate the proceedings.

The weather in Guwahati will be mostly pleasant at the time of the match in the evening. The temperature is expected to be around 29 degrees Celsius. Rain is not forecast.

India team news and predicted XI

Team news: it is highly unlikely that India will change their playing XI after two back to back wins. They may give their bench strength a chance after winning the series with a win in tomorrow’s match.

Squad: Ishan Kishan(w), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Suryakumar Yadav(c), Tilak Varma, Shivam Dube, Rinku Singh, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Mukesh Kumar, Washington Sundar, Avesh Khan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Jitesh Sharma

Predicted XI: 1 Yashasvi Jaiswal, 2 Ruturaj Gaikwad, 3 Ishan Kishan (wk), 4 Suryakumar Yadav (c), 5 Tilak Varma, 6 Rinku Singh, 7 Axar Patel, 8 Ravi Bishnoi, 9 Arshdeep Singh, 10 Prasidh Krishna, 11 Mukesh Kumar

Australia team news and predicted XI

Team news: Australia too are unlikely to make any changes to their playing XI. They dropped Jason Behrendroff in the previous game and are likely to continue without him in this match as well.

Squad: Travis Head, Matthew Short, Steven Smith, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade(w/c), Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa, Nathan Ellis, Jason Behrendorff, Tanveer Sangha, Kane Richardson, Aaron Hardie

Predicted XI: 1 Steven Smith, 2 Matthew Short, 3 Josh Inglis, 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Tim David, 7 Matthew Wade (c, wk), 8 Adam Zampa, 9 Nathan Ellis, 10 Jason Behrendorff/Sean Abbott, 11 Tanveer Sangha

Head to head record

In the shortest format of the game, India and Australia have met a total of 28 times. India have won 17 of those matches while Australia clinched 10 wins. One match did not produce a result.

Players to watch out fore

Here we list five players you can pick in your fantasy team for IND vs AUS, 3rd T20I

Suryakumar Yadav – batsman, India

Suryakumar Yadav was the best performer for India in the first T20I in Vizag. He scored 80 off 42 balls at a strike rate of 190.47. He was not able to convert his start in the second match in Thiruvananthapuram and will be looking to get back to his business of scoring runs in the third match. In 55 T20 internationals for India, Yadav has scored over 1900 runs at an average of over 45 and a strike rate of almost 173.

Ishan Kishan – wicketkeeper batsman, India

Along with Suryakumar Yadav, another Indian batsman who performed well in the first T20I was Ishan Kishan. Opening the innings, Kishan scored a half century and carried the same form into the next match where he scored one more fifty. In 31 matches, Kishan has scored nearly 800 runs at an average of around 26 and a strike rate of almost 124.

Rinku Singh – batsman, India

In both the matches so far, Rinku Singh did his job of finishing games to perfection. He scored an unbeaten 22 to help India win the first match with one ball to spare. He then scored a nine-ball 33 in the second T20I to help India to a big total. Singh’s performances in IPL 2023 helped him earn an international call-up. In IPL 2023, he amassed 474 runs in 14 matches with an impressive strike rate of 149.53. He is now making the most of the opportunities in international cricket.

Josh Inglis – batsman, Australia

In the first T20I, Australia set a formidable total of 208 runs in 20 overs while batting first. A significant contribution came from Josh Inglis, who single-handedly scored over half of those runs with an impressive 110 off 50 balls, boasting a striking rate of 220. His remarkable innings included 11 boundaries and eight maximums.

Marcus Stoinis – all-rounder, Australia

Marcus Stoinis was the top run getter for Australia in the second T20I. He scored 45 runs off 25 balls at a strike rate of 180. Stoinis has played 56 T20Is for Australia, from which he has a batting average and strike rate of 30.96 and 148.18 along with 24 wickets.

MPL XI for India vs Australia, 3rd T20I

IND vs AUS – where and what time to watch the match live in India

The India vs Australia T20I will be televised on the Star Sports Network in India. You can also watch the game on the Disney + Hotstar app. The match will begin at 7.00 PM IST on November 28.

Check out our detailed guide on fantasy cricket for more tips and tricks. https://www.mpl.live/blog/todays-match-prediction/

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.

Umaima Saeed
A writer who primarily writes on cricket. As of 2021, she has covered cricket for more than a dozen publications.

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