Australia will want to finally register a win in the T20I series vs India © Getty Images
Australia will want to finally register a win in the T20I series vs India © Getty Images

India and Australia will play the third Twenty20 International (T20I) at Sydney on Sunday. It is going to be a dead rubber match as India has already won the three-match T20I series after winning the first two games at Adelaide and Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) respectively. India won the second match by 27 runs with Virat Kohli once again top-scoring for India with 59 runs off 33 balls. Batting first India had posted a total of 184 runs in their 20 overs before restricting Australia to 157 and thereby taking away the final series on this tour. In the last two games, Kohli has been the player of the match and India would want the same performance from him in order to white-wash Australia in the T20I series. LIVE SCORECARD: India vs Australia, 3rd T20I at Sydney 

Meanwhile, Australia will be without the services of regular T20I skipper Aaron Finch who sustained a hamstring injury while batting in the Melbourne match. And with Steven Smith, David Warner and George Bailey already flown to New Zealand for their upcoming away Test and One-Day International (ODI) series against their neighbours, Cricket Australia have chosen Shane Watson to lead the side on Sunday. LIVE UPDATES: India vs Australia, 3rd T20I at Sydney 

It is an honour to be asked to lead the side on Sunday, although the circumstances are far from ideal,” Watson said ahead of the dead rubber Sydney match. According to cricket.com.au, Watson went on to add, “We may have lost the series but there is a great deal to play for with the ICC World Twenty20 coming up and you can be sure we will be determined to do well in Sydney.”