With the series tied 1-1, the Indian cricket team will lock horns with Australia in the third and final T20 International at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday, September 25. The match will start at 7:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
IND vs AUS Dream11 prediction for 3rd T20I 2022
Led by their talismanic captain Rohit Sharma, India bounced back to beat Australia by six wickets in the second T20I in Nagpur and level the three-match series on Friday. Earlier, the Aaron Finch-led Australia defeated the hosts by four wickets in a high-scoring encounter in Mohali.
Ahead of the series-deciding T20 match, India will be concerned over the form of their premier bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal leading up to the marquee ICC Men’s T20 World Cup to be held in Australia next month.
India dropped Bhuvneshwar Kumar in a shortened eight-overs a side game on Friday and are likely to bring him back in place of Rishabh Pant in the playing XI.
On the other hand, Australia have few injury concerns ahead of the final T20. The visitors are sweating over the fitness of in-form pacer Nathan Ellis. If declared fit, Ellis will replace Sean Abbott while Josh Inglis could also be brought back in place of Daniel Sams.
India have a superior head-to-head record against Australia in T20I cricket, winning 14 of the 25 matches that they have played so far. Australia have secured 10 victories while one match ended in no result.
Considering the dew factor, toss could play a crucial role in the series-deciding T20I in Hyderabad. The toss-winning captain is expected to chase on Sunday. The team winning the toss will have an edge going into the final match of the series.
IND vs AUS Dream11 team tips for 3rd T20I 2022
Top tip: Best batter
India captain Rohit Sharma will be the batter to watch out for in the series-deciding third T20I against Australia on Sunday. The 35-year-old opening batter smashed an unbeaten 46 runs off just 20 balls to guide India to a six-wicket win in the second T20I and level the series 1-1. Rohit Sharma has already accrued 90 fantasy points and will be a worthy fantasy pick for the final T20I at 9 credits.
Top tip: Best bowler
In the bowling department, Australia’s Adam Zampa will be a smart fantasy pick at just 8.5 credits. The New South Wales-born leg-spinner once again troubled the much-famed Indian batting line-up in the second T20I in Nagpur as he bagged the crucial wickets of KL Rahul, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav. Zampa will play an important role in the series finale and will look to add to his fantasy tally of 111 points.
Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
As far as all-rounders are concerned, India’s Axar Patel will be the overwhelming choice. Roped in as a like-for-like replacement for injured Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel has been the leading wicket-taker in the three-match T20I series so far. The left-arm spinner has picked five wickets in two matches at an average of six. He can also contribute with the bat coming lower down the batting order. Having accumulated 190 fantasy points already, Axar Patel will be a great fantasy pick at just 6.5 credits.
For the wicket-keeper spot, Australia’s Matthew Wade will be the top fantasy recommendation over Dinesh Karthik of India. Besides fulfilling his wicket-keeping responsibilities, Wade has been in scintillating form in the ongoing series, scoring 88 runs in two matches at a staggering strike rate of 214.63. At just 6.5 credits, the in-form Australia wicket-keeper batter could be a game-changer in the final T20I of the series.
IND vs AUS 3rd T20I playing XI (probable)
India playing XI (probable): KL Rahul (vice-captain), Rohit Sharma (captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
Australia playing XI (probable): Aaron Finch (captain), Cameron Green, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wicket-keeper), Pat Cummins, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
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