The test series for India tour of Australia 2018-19 is about to end and India will be retaining the Border-Gavaskar trophy. The last test match is yet to begin so it is still not clear whether the series will be a draw or India will win it. After that, a 3-match ODI series is lined up and the fans are ready for seeing some action on the field. The 3rd ODI match will be held on 18 January 2019 and here is the match prediction.
|Match||Australia vs India, 3rd One Day International|
|Time||7: 50 am IST, January 18, 2019|
|Venue||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
|Match days||18 January 2019 – day/night match (50-over match)|
|Series||India Tour of Australia 2018-19|
|Match number||ODI no. 4079|
|TV Umpires||Richard Kettleborough|
|Reserve Umpire||Sam Nogajski|
|Match Referee||Andy Pycroft|
Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Peter Handscomb, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Marcus Harris, Mitchell Starc, Usman Khawaja, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine, Aaron Finch, Peter Siddle, Shaun Mash
KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli
- One of the test matches of the ongoing series was played in this stadium so it is quite clear how the pitch is performing these days. However, for ODI, the conditions change because of the timings of the game and the ball that is being used. While the average score of the ground in the first innings is 220 runs, the same goes down to 195 in the second innings.
- Current ICC ODI rankings show that India is at a better position and has more chances of winning the match. India is at no. 2 while team Australia is at no. 6.
- The recent past encounters between the two teams show that India has performed really well and has beaten Australia in most of the matches. However, that was in India and now the hosts have a stronger position as the game will be played in the home ground. You need to see how the players have played in the first two matches.
- The final match of every series is the most interesting one. The fans should expect a nail-biting match because both the teams will not let the other one win so easily.
Most of the conditions are in favour of team India. So, they have a better chance of winning. However, you need to see how the series goes on in order to cricket predict better.