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IND vs AUS 3rd ODI: The deciding match of the three-match ODI series between India and Australia will be played on March 22 at Chepauk, Chennai. Things are not going to be very easy for Team India in this match. We are saying this because what has happened before in this series and the kind of pitch here. Looking at that, this team led by Rohit Sharma will need to be careful here. Especially with Mitchell Starc, who took eight wickets in two matches, the Indian batsmen will have to be careful in the initial overs.

Let us tell you that the pitch of Chepauk is generally not considered very fast. The bowlers can get help here as seen in IPL and previous international matches. Then there is also a prediction of rain on the day of the match. In such a situation, there can be help for fast bowlers in the beginning of the match i.e. in the initial overs of the first innings. In both the matches in this series, it has been seen that left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc has troubled the Indian batsmen. He took 3 wickets in Mumbai and five wickets in his name in Vizag. This means that if the Indian batsmen have to win here, then the stark conundrum will have to be solved.

Will the wait of 6 years end in Chepauk?

The Indian team has played 8 ODIs this year and after seven consecutive wins, it got its first defeat of the year in Vizag. That defeat was very embarrassing. Because Team India was reduced to just 117 runs and the Kangaroo team won the match by 10 wickets in just 11 overs. Now it is the turn of Chepauk series decider. Team India has played a total of 14 matches on this ground, out of which seven teams have won and only 7 have lost. That is, the record is not very good. Team India played the last match here in the year 2019 against West Indies in which they had to face defeat by 8 wickets. At the same time, the team got the last win against Australia in 2017. That is, after 6 years, Team India again has a chance to beat the kangaroos and this time the series is also at stake.

Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav

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Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav

What is the problem of Team India?

The biggest problem of the Indian team has emerged in this series is the failure of the top order. Mitchell Starc has destroyed the Indian top order in both the matches. In Mumbai too, Team India lost three wickets for 16 runs. After this, half the team was in the pavilion for 80 runs. Thanks to KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja. While the target was also small, both of them persevered and took the team to victory. But this did not happen in Vizag. None of the Indian batsmen could survive. Shubman Gill and Suryakumar Yadav could not even open their accounts. Surya’s form is a matter of concern. In such a situation, it may be the last chance for him in Chennai. Where he either has to do something special or else he may be dropped from ODIs.

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