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4th ODI: All eyes on Rishabh Pant's World Cup audition


MOHALI: Young Rishabh Pant will try to seal a slot in the World Cup squad whilst India be concerned about their top-order woes forward of the fourth ODI in opposition to Australia, on Sunday.

Providing alternatives to all Cup hopefuls could be on Virat Kohli's mind and the team control is predicted to ring in a few adjustments in the taking part in XI in the remainder two matches of the sequence.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni seem to have performed his ultimate world sport in Ranchi and now Pant will get an opportunity to ebook his boarding cross for the London-bound flight.

In previous ODIs, Pant had performed purely as batsman but with Dhoni being rested, Pant gets an opportunity to don the massive gloves.

The Indian taking part in XI will even have Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Sunday as he replaces Mohammed Shami, who used to be hit at the leg in his practice through right through the third fit.

Shami finished his spell but since he will be sharing the brand new ball with Jasprit Bumrah in England, it's natural to present him precautionary leisure.

"We will have a few changes in the next couple of games but the idea is to tell the boys to put in match-winning performances and the boys will be looking to be in top form before the flight to England," Kohli mentioned after the third ODI.

However, what's going to stay the Indian team apprehensive is the batting form of the top-order, save skipper Kohli, who has been lock, inventory and barrel above everybody in his team.

Kohli has 283 runs in 3 video games with two masses and the following absolute best in the Indian team is Kedar Jadhav with 118 runs.

Rohit Sharma is present process a unprecedented slump in ODIs, having scored best 51 runs in 3 innings. Even worse is Ambati Rayudu's efficiency at No four with aggregate of 33 runs in 3 video games.

Shikhar Dhawan's struggles are well-documented and he has scored best 22 runs in 3 video games.

Dhawan and Rayudu's shape should be a reason of outrage even supposing both are certainties so far as place in the World Cup squad is anxious.

There are certain issues in both Dhawan and Rayudu's video games but they may not get ok time to correct the ones follies with simply two video games to be performed in 5 days and the cash-rich IPL to practice quickly.

Bangar then again considers that the shortest of gaps between two video games - Friday and Sunday to be a blessing in disguise.

"At times, actually it's good that there is a very small turnaround between matches because if there are too many gaps, then players have that much more time to think. The best for any player is to get back into action and give it another shot. In fact I'm very pleased that the next game is starting Sunday," Bangar mentioned.

While Kohli isn't a perfect advocate of wholesale adjustments, KL Rahul may be anticipated to get a look-in but it is not transparent who would he replace -- Dhawan or Rayudu.

India will likely be apprehensive about Aussie leg-spinner Adam Zampa, who despite conceding lot of runs, has managed to get Kohli and Dhoni on a couple of events.

"That's the sign of a good player. You're not at your best, not having your best day and still taking those important wickets. Batsmen pride themselves on the same thing - when you don't feel like you are hitting the ball well, you try to get runs on those days," Usman Khawaja mentioned.


Teams (from):


India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rishabh Pant (wk).


Australia: Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Alex Carey, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff.


Match Starts: 1:30 pm.


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