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From 2-0 to 2-2, Australia made an incredible turnaround in the 5-match ODI series against India in India. They have played out of their skins to bring the series to the decider at Feroz Shah Kotla. And, now, they are just one good game away from returning back home with T20I and ODI trophies in their backpacks. Meanwhile, Sourav Ganguly thinks another way.
In the meantime, the Indian team is in a trickier position for the final ODI. As it is going to be the final ODI ahead of the ICC World Cup 2019, they would want to experiment but with the series at stake, they might not go for it.
Speaking of the same, the former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly quoted that the Indian team has got the required ingredients in them to push for a victory in the final ODI. He highlighted the fact that the hosts have got a good record of winning such a tie-breakers in the past as well.
“The entire Australian team is in good form… Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb and also Ashton Turner. So, this will be a different challenge for India. Anything can happen tomorrow but I will not rule India out as they have pulled off these tie-breakers or shoot-outs before,” Ganguly said.
Ashton Turner played an outstanding knock – Sourav Ganguly
Further, he went on to laud the young Ashton Turner, who changed the course of the match at Mohali. He was the one, who made things fall in place for Australia out of nowhere. He took on the best death bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar to the cleaners.
Australia have made a superb comeback into the series. I feel Australia have played better cricket than India. Ashton Turner played an outstanding knock in Mohali and chasing 350 plus is not a small achievement. However, India have been in this pressure situation before and they have a good record of pulling off these matches,” Sourav Ganguly told IndiaTV.
Dew will be there in Delhi:
Despite losing a couple of games, the Indian team was on the wrong side of other things as well. They assessed the dew factor wrong in both the games in Ranchi and Mohali. Adding to that, the poor fielding display has made a major impact on the loss.
“Dew will be there in Delhi… Team winning the toss should chase. You saw how the Indian bowlers were hit by Australian batsmen in Mohali. So, India need to chase if they win the toss as they have the ability in their batting to win matches,” he said.
Well, it would be interesting to see how things would pan out for the Indian National Cricket Team. Both the teams got top-class players, who can put the stage on fire. Hopefully, a cracker of the contest is on its way.