India meanwhile is on a victory run of 9 straight matches, placed on top of the ICC ODI rankings table. His comments had come after Moises Henriques was promoted to bat at No 4 in the tournament. Pandya is a dynamic all-rounder, who has the ability to bowl a useful spell with the ball, bat with a objective and field with enthusiasm.
Australia were in the driver’s seat for the best part of 37 overs, when the score read 227 for 1, but then things went haywire for the visitors and frequent wickets and some rash shots meant that they could only get to 293 in the 50 overs.
“All the way down, there is got to be question marks”.
Remember the Australian journalist who called Virat Kohli a sweeper and got trolled mercilessly by Indians? “He felt we needed to attack their spinner”.
Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steven Smith (captain), Kane Richardson, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb (wicket-keeper), Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, James Faulkner, Adam Zampa, Hilton Cartwright. Changes are expected from Aussies too; however, they can stick to their rather stable squad from the previous ODI without making any experiments. “It’s hard, because the conditions are so different from what we get in Australia, so that’s part of the adjustment”. “He possesses ability with the bat, ball and in the field as well”. Not enough of them after Finch made a run-a-ball 124.
Finch, who missed the first two ODIs due to a calf injury, plundered 12 fours and four sixes.
India’s overwhelming run has seen new stars rising on the horizon, led by allrounder Hardik Pandya and the two wrist spinners – chinaman Kuldeep Yadav and leggie Yuzvendra Chahal. At the other end, Smith completed his 19th ODI half-century off 55 balls. Gavaskar also opined that the current Indian team is flexible in all departments and has the capability of being the greatest ever in the history of Indian cricket.
Overall, Australia lost five wickets for 51 runs in 10 overs to finish with a disappointing total for the tourists. Hogg said, “He’s a superstar Test cricketer”. Captains hardly like to break a winning combination, but with the series already in pocket, the Indian team can look to try out different players and combinations in the upcoming ODI matches.