The Men in Blue would be battling it out against an in-form Australian lineup for one last time in the conditions of Feroz Shah Kotla before the highly-coveted IPL commences. Here’s IND vs AUS Fanfight Prediction featuring the Team News, Match Details, Probable XI and Fantasy XI Picks for the upcoming contest scheduled to be played on March 13 at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.
IND vs AUS Fanfight Predictions, 5th ODI: Preview and Predicted XI
Date: 13th March, Wednesday.
Time: 1:30 PM IST, 8:00 AM GMT.
Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.
Form Guide (Last Three Matches)
Squads to choose from
India’s Predicted XI for fifth ODI
Australia’s Predicted XI for fifth ODI
Alex Carey would be a perfect fit for the wicket-keeper batsman’s slot for the fantasy XI unit. In 4 matches played so far, the 27-year-old has aggregated 100 runs while playing at an average of 50.00. Not to mention his stupendous wicket-keeping abilities which turned the tides in the Aussies favor on quite a few instances in the concurrent ODI series.
Virat Kohli’s majestic performances in the concurrent ODI series versus the Aussies make him an invaluable addition for the fantasy XI lineup. In 4 matches played so far, the Delhi lad has acquired a count of 290 runs while playing at an average of 72.50.
For the second and third places, one might rope in the duo of Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh as it would be strongly anticipated out of them to notch some match-winning numbers in the series decider duel.
Peter Handscomb could be an important pick as well when taking into consideration his swashbuckling knock of 117 in 105 deliveries in the freshly finished game at Mohali.
Pat Cummins and Jasprit Bumrah’s mind-boggling figures of 5/70 and 3/63 respectively in the lately finished game at Mohali makes the duo a certain inclusion for IND vs AUS Fanfight playing XI.
As a third pick, one might go in for Kuldeep Yadav for his ram-slamming performances in the ongoing 5-match ODI series wherein he has amassed 9 scalpings in 4 appearances.
Vijay Shankar and Kedar Jadhav would be ideal inductions for the all-rounder’s category. While the former’s addition is on account of his exorbitant all-round prowess, the latter’s is in terms of his unorthodox bowling display which manages to get the better of the rival batsmen on every single instance.
Ravindra Jadeja could be dubbed as a crucial pick as well when taking into account his ability to scrape in some crucial runs amidst most gruesome situations. Not to mention his effectiveness while bowling to the opposition which gets him the much-craved wickets on almost every white-ball appearance.
Captain & Vice-Captain
Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar would be the top contenders for the captain and vice-captain’s position. If not the duo, then one could opt-in from the trio Pat Cummins, Virat Kohli, and Usman Khawaja as they too have rendered highly noteworthy performances on quite a few occasions in the ongoing series.
IND vs AUS Fanfight Playing XI
Alex Carey (wk), Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah (c), Pat Cummins (vc), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb.
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