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Ind Vs Aus 3rd Match Coverage 18th January 2019: Preview, Playing XI, & Match Prediction.

Ind Vs Aus 3rd Match Coverage 18th January 2019: Preview, Playing XI, & Match Prediction.

The thrilling second encounter between the two heavy-weights came to an exhilarating conclusion with India leveling the three-match series. With Kohli leading from the front with a century and Dhoni once again proving his critics wrong with an unbeaten 55, the final match ODI at Melbourne will be intense. This was a very dominant performance by India, after their dismal showing at Sydney. Both the batting and the bowling unit showed they were ready to bounce back and take home the series. So, join us for the latest team news, starting XIs, key players, and of course our match-analysis and prediction.

Australia

After opting to bat first again, Australia put up a defendable score of 298, largely thanks to a gaudy Shaun Marsh innings. The openers Alex Carey and Aaron Finch were faltered by the duo of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Mohamed Shami. Australia’s openers have been poor this series and this resulted in pressure in the middle orders. The most impressive with the bat though, has been Shaun Marsh, who once again put up a fine 131 in just 123 balls. The Aussies will once again look to their in-form Marsh to help steer the innings in Melbourne. Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb will also need to step up in the final match.

Betting & Bowling-line up

The inexperienced Aussie bowling line up was at the mercy of Indian batting at Adelaide. The same combination of Behrendorff and Richardson proved to be very costly this time around. This shows what a difference an experienced bowler like Strac could have made. Nathan Lyon and Peter Siddle are still ineffective. The coach would do well to field Zampa for the final match.

Shaun Marsh has been in excellent form and he will do damage with the bat if not checked early. The bowling will have to be helmed by Richardson and Behrendorff.

Predicted Playing XI

Alex Carey, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marc Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Adam Zampa, Peter Siddle, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff.

India

The 299 run target might have been difficult to reach, had it not been for Virat Kohli. The skipper struck a magnificent 104 to help steer India to victory. Dhoni once again proved that age is just a number with his signature six at the end. India has perhaps the best chasing duo, the game has ever produced. Both Dhawan and Rohit Sharma started off well and the bowlers were having a hard time. Sharma in particular, was again on target but missed his half century. Kohli played an excellent innings to bring up his 39th ton and the match was later finished off by Dhoni with a splendid 55 not out. India would do well to continue on this form at Melbourne. With a nice batting surface at Melbourne, India might just have take away the series.

Bowling line-up

The Indian bowling did well to restrict Australia fewer than 300. The duo of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Mohamed Shami bagged seven wickets between them to disrupt the Aussie batting. Debutant Mohammed Siraj proved to be expensive in his first match. The main threat will be in the form of Shaun Marsh and the Indian pacers will have to keep the left hander in check early in the innings.

Betting line-up

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni will be looking to chase down another total to bag the series. While, Bhuvi and Shami will look to keep the Aussies in check.

Predicted Playing XI

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Amabati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed.

India Vs Australia 3rd ODI: Match Prediction: Who Will Win today’s match?

This one might prove to be easy. Given the conditions and the pitch, India look to take home the series. In short, India is favorites to win this match?

India Vs Australia 2nd ODI Match Prediction – 15th January

India Vs Australia 2nd ODI Match Prediction – 15th January

The highly anticipated second ODI match between India and Australia is just a few hours away. The second of the three-match series will be held at the Adelaide Oval, in front of a packed audience. It is a do or die situation for India, who went down to a shock defeat in the Sydney ground. Now the stakes are even higher for the Men in Blues, as they prepare to take on the Australians in a high octane match. So, join us for the latest team news, starting XIs, key players, and of course our match analysis and prediction.

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Australia

The Aussies are on a high roll after their first win against India at Sydney. With a decent batting show on a flat pitch, the Australian bowling line up did well to restrict the Indians. After losing the test series, Australia will be out for revenge in the ODI’s. The odds were pretty much against the Aussies in the first match and yet they managed to strife the Indian lineup. But still the team is pretty much inexperienced with some bowlers giving away cheap runs. The middle order held on their own with 50s from Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb.

Batting

The opening partnership of Aaron Finch and Alex Carey will need to fire in the second match. We know, what happens when Finch gets going. The primary concern for the men down under will be their bowling lineup. With only Richardson and Behrendorff proving effective in the first match, Australia has a big task of stopping a prolific Indian batting lineup. With the off spin of Nathan Lyon proving futile, Australia might consider replacing him for Adam Zampa in the next match.

Players to watch

The key performers for this match would be Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb in the batting lineup, while India will be unsettled by the newcomers Richardson and Behrendorff.

AUS Predicted XI

Alex Carey, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marc Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Adam Zampa, Peter Siddle, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff.

India

Ah! The mighty batting lineup came under fire in the very first match of the series. It was not as much as Australia’s bowling but India’s woeful batting that led to the downfall. With a better and experienced lineup, India faltered badly and ended up losing by 34 runs. The lone star in the poor performance was a flamboyant 133 run knock by Rohit Sharma. With Dhawan again failing to deliver again, the middle order fell like dominos. The in-form Virat Kohli was caught out cheaply and so was Rayudu. The biggest take away from the match though, was Dhoni’s slow performance. Although, the former captain hit a fifty, the knock came off 96 balls. The batting position of the former skipper has come under consideration with many contemplating whether he should come higher or lower. Shastri has a lot to think about, if he wants to level the series.

Bowling Line-up

India went with 5 bowlers on a flat track at Adelaide. The unit did well to restrict Australia under 300. The duo of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav was effective against the Australian line up. Shami and Khaleel Ahmed, round off the bowling unit with Jadeja chipping in, with a few overs.

Betting Line-up

India will depend on its batting to power its way through the second match. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will be looking to score with the bat. Bhuvi and Kuldeep will prove to be the bane in Australian’s batting line up.

India’s Predicted Playing XI

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Amabati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed.

Where to watch India vs Australia 2nd ODI Live

India Vs Australia series will be telecast live on the Sony Sports Network. If you want to stream the match on mobile, you can stream Ind vs Aus 2nd ODI live on SonyLIV.

Aus Vs India: 2nd ODI Match Prediction: Who’ll Win today?

Well, trying not to be biased as such, but based on the line ups and the high scoring ground history, India looks favourable to win the second match.

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India Vs South Africa 2nd ODI: Match Analysis And Prediction

India Vs South Africa 2nd ODI: Match Analysis And Prediction

The South Africa India series is producing few unprecedented results, and much like the high and low bounce of the Wanderers wicket, the Durban ODI was nothing short of excitement and surprising result. India muscled past South Africa’s 269, and with Kohli’s heroics and Rahane’s sublime knock, India never looked in trouble of achieving it. Much like the Australia England series where the home team dominated the test matches, but the visitors bounced back in the shorter format of the game.

India will be brimming with confidence as there were ample positives to take from the first ODI. On the other hand, South Africa will be disappointed with their bowling department. However, there are 5 more matches to go, and the South Africa India action moves to SuperSport Park, Centurion.

Team News: India Vs SA

India

The Indians should pat themselves on the back as the Durban wicket wasn’t a cakewalk, and the pacers especially Bhuvaneshwar Kumar took quite a few blows, but the newly found spin twin of Chahal and Kuldeep made life easier for Kohli and Co. Hardik Pandya will still be under the spotlight after another poor showing with the ball and should have done better on an unpredictable wicket. Bumrah bowled with guile and pace, and there was an instance when he cut Du Plessis in halves on 91. Chahal showed why he is ranked above Ashwin in the ODI arena, and took two crucial wickets and bowled economically. Kuldeep was the other star who gave the ball air and his deliveries gripped and turned. Duminy was foxed by Kuldeep’s googly as he completely misread his hand.

Batting

The batting was another bright spot that clicked, and despite the openers scoring 20 and 35 respectively, they were undone by insane shot selection and a woeful runout. Dhawan was creaming the ball with ease, and with the feet moving closer to the ball. Rohit looked in a hurry and after smashing a six and couple of boundaries he went for a home run over the bowler. Kohli should blame himself as the single was not on, and Dhawan had to be sacrificed for it.

However, it was another Kohli masterclass; the 33rd century in ODIs and his umpteenth one while chasing. Kohli never looked in trouble and stayed unfazed against Rabada’s menacing pace. The question for the number 4 spot may have been answered. Period. Rahane played the perfect foil to Kohli’s heroics by chipping in with singles and excellent running and paired with two gigantic sixes and few boundaries. There is no reason why Kohli should tinker with the starting XI. The inclusion of Kedar Jadhav balances the team as his low angle off-spinners are an additive to his finishing abilities with the bat.

South Africa

South Africa could have done better on a wicket that was slow, but they lost wickets at crucial junctures and Du Plessis was all alone in another epic hundred. De Kock looked in trouble against Bumrah but played well for his 34 before he was wrongly adjudged LBW. Amla was undone with an excellent Bumrah incoming delivery, and Markram never looked pretty in his number 4 spot. Duminy and Miller will look to make the most of their opportunities in the second ODI, and with Morris hitting good form the batting department cannot be put under the scanner.

Du Plessis will need to reshuffle his bowling options as the Indians played with ease throughout the game and the de facto Imran Tahir was rendered insignificant as well. Rabada has been hitting his strides but needs to bowl accurately and the inclusion of Phelukwayo is baffling. On a slow wicket, the option of a chinaman Tabraiz Shamsi is an obvious choice, but the Proteas skipper missed a trick in Durban. The SuperSport Park wicket will be interesting to watch as the option of going with 4 specialist seamers may not be the way this time around. Behardien has been added to the South African squad as AB De Villiers replacement, but there looks no vacancy for him in the starting XI.

Playing XI India

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni(wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

Playing XI South Africa

Quinton De Kock(Wk), Hashim Amla, Faf Du Plessis(c), Aiden Markram, JP Duminy, David Miller, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Tabraiz Shamsi, Imran Tahir

Match Predictions: Who Will Win Today?

The South Africa India series has produced few astonishing results, and India’s dream of winning a bilateral series in 25 years may come true, as the Proteas are under the pump. The absence of AB De Villiers is clearly felt, and that may be a crucial point again at SuperSport Park. The odds are in favor of India, and it looks like Centurion will hold an epic South Africa India battle.

India Vs South Africa 1st ODI 2018 Match Analysis, Playing XI and Prediction

India Vs South Africa 1st ODI 2018 Match Analysis, Playing XI and Prediction

The 1st ODI (One Day International) of 6 matches between South Africa and India will be played on 1 Feb 2018 at Kingsmead Cricket Ground – Durban, South Africa. Let’s check the playing XI, match analysis, betting odds, betting tips and match prediction for SA vs Ind 1st ODI. 


The third test didn’t guarantee any entertainment as many thought it to be a dead rubber but what unfolded at the Wanderers was nothing short of sheer excitement. The pitch was the focal point of discussion, but it was the home side that remained irked as India registered a power-packed consolation win. The format will change, and India will take on the host in a 6-match ODI series with the first one starting from 1st February. India will be hoping to avenge their home series loss when the Proteas visited and will take lots of positives from the last test. India has a formidable ODI side, and with players like Dhoni coming in it will be a big boost for Kohli and Co. South Africa will look to brush away the 3rd test memories and ready to assert their dominance, and they have also called back JP Duminy and David Miller. Lungi Ngidi may get a chance to prove his mettle in the 50-over format while Imran Tahir huffing and puffing to dazzle Indians with his leg-spin.

Team News: SA Vs Ind 1st ODI

India
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MS Dhoni, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, and Shreyas Iyer will don the colorful jerseys, and Virat will be elated to have the services of Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav as well. India has a wealth of batting and bowling option to cherry pick from, but notable exclusions of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin has created a mixed buzz. Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have been exceptional in the home series, and Axar as a backup choice shows India’s bowling strength, but the two veterans have been a mainstay for a long time now.

Kingsmead, Durban has induced mixed results for India, and the pitch isn’t going to help the bowlers much as the length of the boundaries doesn’t do them any favor. India will look to field a strong and potent batting line-up, but the opening choice may still be up for grabs. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit would be the go-to pair, but with no KL Rahul in the team Rahane may fill in as and when necessary. India is spoilt for choices in the middle order, and with Virat and MSD being the first two name in the team sheet, there stays little place for Iyer, Rahane, and Dinesh Karthik to make inroads. The bowling department has been the best feature of this series and the additional spinners along with Shardul Thakur will make India’s stake for a series win stronger.

South Africa

South Africa may have had a bad 3rd test, but their side showed the vigor needed to beat a team like India be it on their home soil. The discovery of Lungi Ngidi is the biggest positive with AB De Villiers back to his best, Faf will be relieved to see JP Duminy, Miller, and Imran Tahir added to his ranks. However, AB De Villiers has been ruled out of the first three ODIs due to a finger injury, but his replacement is yet to be named. It would be interesting to see who fills up the void, as South Africa has little to choose from in the batting department. The inclusion of Khayelihle Zondo will be an interesting watch and Markram will be ready to cement his place in the ODI side.

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Lungi Ngidi

The bowling department looks compact as veteran Morne Morkel and Imran Tahir will be guiding a fiery South African bowling unit consisting of Rabada, Morris, and Shamsi. Morris will be the counterpart to Hardik Pandya, but his form remains in question after an injury absence, and then Ngidi getting the nod ahead of him in the test series. Ngidi may have to wait for his first ODI Cap, but given the pitches, in the ongoing tour, SA may prefer to field in 4 specialist pacers and a spinner.

 

 

 

Ind Vs SA: Playing XI Prediction

India

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni(wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav/Shardul Thakur

South Africa

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Quinton De Kock(wk), Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Faf Du Plessis(C), JP Duminy, David Miller, Chris Morris, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi/ Tabraiz Shamsi

Match Prediction: Which Team has more Chance of Winning Ist ODI?

It will be hard to rule out India and given its current ODI form it will be a battle for the ages, but South Africa has a slight edge over their counterpart, but it will be interesting to see how they fare without AB De Villiers, but a 650+ game can be ensured given Kingsmead’s history.

SA vs Ind 1st ODI: Where to Watch/Live Streaming

TV channels: Sony Ten 1, Sky Sports, Fox Sports

Live Streaming: Bet365, SonyLIV.

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South Africa Vs India: 3rd Test Match Prediction. Who Will Win?

South Africa Vs India: 3rd Test Match Prediction. Who Will Win?

The South Africa India Test series has been nothing short of high-quality cricket, nail-biting finishes, tactical prowess, and raised the most debated question in Cricket right now; The home advantage. The South Africa India test series has a historical aspect added to it, and the question of how Virat Kohli’s overseas captaincy prowess was to be answered here. Unfortunately, unfathomable batting display led Kohli down and India lost yet another series to South Africa in their homeland. The wait for 25 years will now be stretched further. However, the third test may be a dead rubber, but the quality on display shouldn’t be questioned. India will be playing to salvage a consolation victory before the start of the shorter formats, and South Africa will be looking for a clean sweep to assert their dominance. The third test starts on 24th January and will be played at the historic Wanderers Stadium.

Team News

India

Batting Side Last Match Analysis

It has been a poor batting display by India and there is no doubt that the team management would like to reshuffle a few things. Firstly, the Centurion pitch wasn’t as wicked as everyone expected it to be. The pitch was dry and the occasional deliveries were shooting up at the batsman or rolling under knee height. However, the Indian batting never looked at ease except for Virat Kohli who fought fire with fire and scored a tremendous 153 in the first innings. Murali Vijay looked like getting into his element but fell prey to a nothing delivery from Maharaj. KL Rahul looked out of sorts much like the man he replaced, Shikhar Dhawan. Pujara has himself to blame for becoming the first batsman to be dismissed run out twice in the same match. Kohli’s decision to keep Rohit in the starting XI baffled experts, and the latter couldn’t make it count. Rohit did score 47 in the second innings, but his decision to hook Ngidi raised a question about his temperament, and Kohli had to face the wrath of the media. Parthiv Patel played a few expansive shots but as his career has panned out till date, he failed prey to poor shot selection.

Bowling Side Match Analysis

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India as a bowling unit has been solid and there should be no doubt about that. On a docile pitch, the Indian seamers troubled the Proteas and Ashwin got through the top order in the first innings with ease. Had AB De Villiers not played such a vital and swashbuckling innings of 81, India may have had a chance of restricting the target to 150. Kohli was put under the scanner for dropping Bhuvaneshwar Kumar in place of Ishant Sharma, but the lanky pacer justified his place with tight bowling. Shami looked a little leggy in the first innings, but he ripped through the defenses of AB De Villiers and others in the second. Bumrah had a good game and bowled well in tandem with the other seamers. The bowling unit has been firing and the ability to pick up 20 wickets should be lauded.

South Africa In the Last Test Match

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It is tough on the opposition when a newcomer who didn’t even think of playing in the series, plays and rips through their batting line-up. The story of Lungisani True-Man Ngidi is nothing short of a miracle as the 22-year old was not in the picture when the team was announced, but somehow 20 days in 2018 and the whole World is in awe of this lad. Asked to deputize for Dale Steyn and selected above Morris, Ngidi was under the pump from day 1. Bowled decently in the first innings and took his debut wicket by getting Parthiv Patel to edge one. However, it was the second innings that saw him scalp his maiden 5-wicket haul as he bagged 6 for 39 in a spell filled with quality pace bowling and determination. Rabada had a good game as well and was handed new ball duties which he performed to perfection. Philander, Morkel, and Maharaj played their part with the ball as well as with the bat.

SA Batting Analysis of 2nd Match

AB De Villiers led the South African batting line-up and showed why he is such a master act even after taking a sabbatical. Aiden Markram played well for his 94 and Elgar got back into his groove with a well notched 61. Amla got among runs, and Du Plessis played the anchor role with ease. De Kock had a quiet game with the bat, but his keeping was on another level. It would be hard to imagine South Africa tinkering with their starting XI. Morkel shall be rested and Morris could make his way in.

Starting XI INDIA

India: Finally, we might see Rahane making his way in in place of Rohit Sharma and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar grab his spot with Bumrah making his way out. Parthiv Patel had a dismal match both with the bat and gloves and Dinesh Karthik may take his place. Other than that it depends on how India’s batting line-up stands up for the last test. Pandya had an indifferent game, but his fielding abilities will be a big boost.

Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(C), Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma

Playing XI South Africa

We don’t see South Africa making any change, and Du Plessis’ determination for a clean sweep means he will field his best eleven for the third test at the Wanderers.

Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Hashim Amla, AB De Villiers, Faf Du Plessis (C), Quinton De Kock, Vernon Philander, Morne Morkel, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi.

SA vs Ind 2nd Test: Where to Watch/Live Streaming

TV channels: Sony Ten 1, Sky Sports, Fox Sports

Live Streaming: Bet365, SonyLIV,

Match Predictions

Even the inclusion of Rahane doesn’t guarantee India a consolation win and the Proteas would be pumped up to make it 3-0 at the Wanderers that has seen few of the best matches between these two nations. South Africa should walk away with the bragging rights. However, it would be a tough battle. Let’s wait and watch. 

Keep checking this page, we’ll update with more news as soon as we get anything regarding the match analysis and prediction. Stay tuned.

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