India take on Australia in the sixth and penultimate One Day International at the Vidarbha Cricket Stadium in Nagpur on Wednesday with the hosts trailing the series 2-1.
Where to Watch Live
Play is scheduled to start at 8am GMT. Live telecast will be available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD.
The seven-match series has turned into a five-match affair owing to bad weather during the course of the tournament. The last two games were washed out, making this a must-win game for India, failing which the series will go to the men in yellow, who have been in woeful form over the past few months.
The weather in Nagpur is expected to be good, giving India a chance to portray their potential on home soil. The pitch is expected to be flat, giving both teams an equal chance.
Given the new rules pertaining to field restrictions, this should be a high-scoring affair. The hosts have the better batting line-up and should look to build on their strengths, failing which their job of containing the Aussies with their current bowling line-up would become much harder.
With the pressure to be the number one-ranked limited-overs team in the world now off their shoulders, Australia will be desperate to win this game and go into the Ashes with a major boost in confidence. The new Nagpur stadium has historically not been a happy hunting ground for the Aussies, who have lost the two previous games they played on this ground. However, this would be the best possible time for the men from down under to announce their return to international cricket as a major force and a series win against the best team in the world would be a great start to build upon.
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Probable Line-Up: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (capt. & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammed Shami
Probable Line-Up: Aaron Finch, Phillip Hughes, Shane Watson, George Bailey (capt.), Adam Voges, Glenn Maxwell, Brad Haddin (wk), James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty