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Ind vs Aus 5th ODI Preview: Should MS Dhoni come in place of Rishabh Pant? Check Playing XI

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 March 2019, 13:35 IST
Rishabh Pant-MS Dhoni

India and Australia are all set to play their fifth and final ODI match in Delhi today. The five-match ODI series is already levelled at 2-2 and today’s decider could be a vital match for both the teams before ICC World Cup 2019.

In the fourth ODI, Indian batsmen gave a good start to their team by making a mammoth 358 runs, but in the second innings with sloppy fielding and poor bowling performances they gave away the match to Australia. Ashton Turner scored a fantastic 43-ball 84 to give his team the winning runs.

MS Dhoni, whose absence from the team was very much visible will sit out in Delhi ODI as well. Team management would want to give Rishabh Pant one more chance after his wicket-keeping errors cost the game in the fourth ODI. Both the teams will look to go in with the same team despite the high stakes.

Both Australia and India will like to win the ODI series. For India its the last bilateral ODI series before the World Cup and for Australia, this could be a chance to gain their confidence back after streak of poor series performances.

India’s squad for 2nd ODI: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, Kedar Jadhav, Rishabh Pant (WK), Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuveneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami

Australia’s squad for 2nd ODI: Aaron Finch (C), Alex Carey (WK), Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Ashton Turner, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff, Jhye Richardson

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First published: 13 March 2019, 12:08 IST