The Indian team is all set to whitewash Australia for the first time in ODIs that too just before the World Cup. Captain Rohit Sharma will be back in the side along with Virat Kohli for the 3rd ODI at Rajkot on Wednesday. Here are the Rajkot Cricket Stadium Pitch Report and ground records.
Australia have looked completely off-colour in the first two games of the series and it seems they have been broken morally by the Proteas in the recently held ODI series. India managed to defeat Australia comfortably in both the ODIs of the series and it seems their problem will rise up in the third ODI.
Shardul Thakur, Shubman Gill, and Axar Patel miss out on the 3rd ODI
BCCI has confirmed that they will give rest to their ace batter Shubman Gill for the final ODI against Australia managing his workload just ahead of the World Cup. The opener has scored 1 half-century and a century in the first two games of the series and is also the leading run-scorer of the series.
On the other hand, Shardul Thakur has faced completely different outcomes from Shubman as he had pretty of 2 games. He was wicketless in both games and also conceded runs with an economy close to 8. BCCI has decided to rest him for the third ODI so that the player forgets a couple of bad games before the World Cup.
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Kuldeep Yadav return
The most experienced player of the Indian team Rohit and Virat will feature in the final ODI of the series at Rajkot. The two players have a splendid record against the Aussies in ODIs and we might see some fireworks from them together once again.
IND vs AUS 3rd ODI 2023 Date, Time, Venue and Weather Forecast
Date: 27th June, Wednesday
Time: 1:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Rajkot Cricket Stadium, Rajkot
Weather: It will be a sunny and cloudy day at the Rajkot with a temperature of 33 degrees Celsius to 31 degrees. It is a ground where due plays an important role in the second innings so the captains need to make their decision wisely during the toss.
Rajkot Cricket Stadium Pitch Report
It is a batting-friendly surface where the shot-making is as easy as it gets. Spin bowlers do get a decent amount of turn here, unlike the other two surfaces where the first and second ODIs were played.
The toss winner should opt to bat first on this wicket considering the amount of due that will arrive during the second innings.
Rajkot Cricket Stadium Records in ODIs
- Total ODI matches played: 3
- Matches won by the team batting first: 3
- Matches won by the team batting second: 0
- Highest team score while batting first: India — 340-6 (50) vs Australia
- Lowest team score while batting first: South Africa — 270 (50) vs India, 2015
- Biggest total chased: All matches won by the team batting first
- Lowest Score Defended: South Africa defended 270
- Rajkot Cricket Stadium average 1st innings score in ODI: 311
- Rajkot Cricket Stadium average 2nd innings score in ODI: 290