India won 12 bilateral ODI series out of 13 they have played since June 2016. The team has been consistent and ruthless under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. India would look to seal the series in Mohali to continue their momentous run in format. The Indian Skipper made clear after Australia pulled one back in Ranchi that there would be some changes in squad for remaining two ODIs. He want to give players last chance to focus on winning the series before the World Cup.
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The team would concern with the previous form of their opener Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma. They have added 487 runs in 17 innings with just one hundred and one fifty stand for opening first wicket. Shikhar Dhawan managed to gather 392 runs including two fifties in 17 innings. Ambati Rayudu has accumulated just 247 runs including one fifty in last ten innings at average of 30.87. The management rested MS Dhoni which provide Rishab Pant opportunity to proceed for World Cup.
On the other hand Australia take some confidence from their performance in Ranchi. The Skipper Aaron Finch returning into form gave the team huge sigh of relief. They expect more form Peter Handscomb & Shaun March in the middle order. Pat Cummins & Adam Zampa have claimed most crucial wickets of Indian top order for Australia in in this series. Besides, the leg spinner has dismissed Virat Kohli twice in the series. The team has played 15 one day internationals in Mohali, won ten and losing five out of them.
However, India won four form their previous five matches. Moreover, they lost three previous matches against Australia and only beat them once at venue back in 1996. The pitch seams flat on Sunday and ball will come onto the bat at good height and pace. A pleasant day expect much boundaries and plenty of shot making.