Dhoni, who led Team India to two World Cups, will be playing his fourth ODI at Ranchi. @ AFP

Ranchi: All eyes will be on Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who possibly might be playing his last international match at home when India face Australia in the third one-day international at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi on Friday.

Dhoni, who led Team India to two World Cups, will be playing his fourth ODI at Ranchi. In his last three games, India have won one, lost won and rain washed the third match. (ALSO READ: ‘Dhoni should continue after World Cup, Ravindra Jadeja should not be in the side’)

India, leading the five-match series 2-0, will have to iron out top-order issues with Shikhar Dhawan s form under immense scrutiny. Dhawan, who has registered scores of nought and 21 in the previous two ODIs, may make way for KL Rahul, while it is left to see if the think-tank opt to play Rishabh Pant for the under-performing Ambati Rayudu.

India won the previous two matches by six wickets and eight runs in what were close thrillers, and pulling off victories in those matches will certainly add to the confidence to Virat Kohli and Co, who are out to seal the series in Ranchi, which will hold the team in good stead ahead of the ICC World Cup 2019 which begins on May 30.

What: India vs Australia, 3rd ODI

When: March 8, 2019 (Friday)

Where: Jharkhand State Cricket Association Stadium, Ranchi

Weather: Sunny skies with maximum temperature of 28 degree Celsius

Start time: 1.30 pm IST

Live scorecard: India vs Australia, 3rd ODI

On TV: Star Sports Network (India)


India s probable XI: 1. Rohit Sharma, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 Ambati Rayudu,/KL Rahul, 5 MS Dhoni (wk), 6 Kedar Jadhav, 7 Vijay Shankar, 8 Ravindra Jadeja, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Mohammed Shami, 11 Jasprit Bumrah

Australia s probable XI: Usman Khawaja, 2 Aaron Finch (capt), 3 Shaun Marsh, 4 Peter Handscomb, 5 Glenn Maxwell, 6 Marcus Stoinis, 7 Alex Carey , 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Adam Zampa, 10 Nathan Coulter-Nile, 11 Nathan Lyon