India Team News & Playing 11
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India are expected to rotate their options with one eye on the World Cup, and assistant coach Sanjay Bangar has already confirmed MS Dhoni will be rested for the final two games in the series. Rishabh Pant will keep wicket in his place, therefore. Mohammed Shami could also miss out with a shin injury after being struck during the third ODI - Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back in the squad after being rested himself, and could be the man to come in. Yuzvendra Chahal and KL Rahul could also be handed starts.
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Virat Kohli made it back-to-back centuries in the third ODI, when he bludgeoned 123 from 95 balls in India's total of 281 all out. While not enough to lead India to victory, Kohli's 41st ODI century did move him to 283 runs from three games so far and took his ODI average above 60.
With World Cup places up for grabs, the onus is now on India's other batting stars to prove their worth. Rishabh Pant will step into the team and is one of those players still to seize his World Cup place. He hit a test century against Australia earlier this year, however, and will hope to replicate that form in the one-day game.
Kedar Jadhav's top score of 81 in the first match, and Vijay Shankar's all-round form - which peaked with his last-over heroics in the second match - have already helped to answer some selection questions.
With the ball, Jasprit Bumrah took 2-29 in the second ODI, while Kuldeep Yadav remains consistent with his spin-bowling - three more wickets last time out take him to eight in total for the series.
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India are looking to record a fourth consecutive ODI series win, having already beaten Australian away this season in between wins against West Indies and New Zealand.
Virat Kohli - as he was against West Indies - has been their main man in the current series. After beating New Zealand 4-1, he has scored 44, 116 and 123 from his three innings so far - his match-winning century in the second ODI earning him the man of the match award, having also reached three figures in the second game of the away series in Australia.
They lost last time out, however, with nobody really supporting the captain with the bat as a chase of 314 proved a step too far - the hosts dismissed for 281 from 48.2 overs in reply.
India Predicted Playing 11
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah