Australia face a difficult situation in the third and final T20 of the three-match series. With India have already won the series 2-0 the final T20 has nothing to play the do with the series but to the ICC ranking. If India win the final T20 then they will replace current number 1 West Indies.
As the current Australian T20 teams lost a couple of key players it will be difficult for them to beat India. The bowling attack is the worst between the two teams while the batting department will not get the service of captain Aaron Finch, Steve Smith and David Warner. Finch has been ruled out from the series due to a hamstring injury while David Warner and Steve Smith left for New Zealand series. Wicketkeeper Matthew Wade also left for the ODI and Test team for New Zealand tour, as a result, Cameron Bancroft has replaced him.
Shane Watson, whose international career is uncertain, announced as the stand-in the captain of the. Australia has no choice available.
Usman Khawaja will sneak into the team in place of injured Aaron Finch. But the bowling department has a little option to rely on as in the first match Shaun Tait was battered by Indian batsmen. In the second match as well Australian bowlers proved worthless.
Australia’s predicted XI: Shane Watson (c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Travis Head, Chris Lynn, Cameron Bancroft(wk), James Faulkner, Kane Richardson, Cameron Boyce, Shaun Tait
Date: January 31, 2016
Time: 13:08 IST
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
TV listing: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3, and Star Sports HD 3