Handicapped by the poor form of some of their key bowlers, India will be under intense pressure as they go into the do-or-die sixth cricket one-dayer against an upbeat Australia on Wednesday, fully aware that any slip-up at this stage could cost them the series. lovers may have doubts over the fate of the sixth ODI between n and , after back-to-back washouts at Ranchi and Cuttack. However, it seems players will get to sweat out at the Vidarbha Association Stadium, Nagpur on Wednesday, with the weather expected to be dry and humid.
It is quite assured and assumed that there will be no rain pouring down in Nagpur. Only fours and sixes. The new Jamtha stadium is known for its flat pitches in ODIs. Of the six ODIs played here, first-innings totals in five have been more than 290. Netherlands scored 292 here against England, India failed to defend 296 once. Add to it the new regulations of two balls from each end, and only four fielders outside the circle probably it’s going to be another run feast.
lead the series 2-1 and are just a win away from clinching the series. They will come into the Nagpur game with less pressure, as they will still have one more chance to win the series. However, pressure will build up if they loss the sixth ODI.
India, on the other hand, will come into contest, well aware of the fact that another loss would mean a series defeat. They need to win both the remaining games to avoid a series loss and it won't be easy, despite boasting a strong batting line-up.
The questions around the team combination remain the same since there wasn't a ball bowled in the previous ODI. Mohammed Shami and Jaydev Unadkat should retain their places, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar possibly replacing R Vinay Kumar.
The sixth ODI at Nagpur is expected to be a great contest with both teams having players with good form. They are expected to score big, like in the previous games, and no total seems to be too big for these teams, which has been the beauty of this series.