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Monday, November 2, 2009

India v Australia 4th ODI at Mohali - Dhoni look to increase the lead

Indian team after taking 2-1 lead in the seven match ODI series is flying high on confidence and will be up for big challenge when they will take on Australia in the fourth ODI’s at Mohali. The form of Yuvraj Singh and M.S.Dhoni is already creating lots of headache for the Australia captain Ricky Ponting.

The big worry for India is the form of S.Tendulkar and Virenmdra Sehwag, however both are class player and will be bounced back early. Indian bowling attacks looks settle so it is expected that India will play with same winning combination that played in the last two one dayers.

India captain M.S.Dhoni on Saturday said that his side would be keen to keep the winning momentum going in the third one-dayer in Mohali on Monday and look to seize the initiative from Australia there by taking a 3-1 lead in the seven-match series.

On the other hand Australia captain Ricky Ponting will look to bounce back to get scores level to 2-2 in the seven match ODI series having said that Ponting knows it’s easier to said than done against powerful Indian batting lineup and that to on their home soil.

Ricky Ponting and his teams has got only one day to get their act together before taking on India at Mohali and he knows how tough it is to beat India in front of their large home crowd.

Australia will heavily rely on their captain Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey for scoring runs for them. Rest of the batting looks fragile. In bowling department also they need to tighten their grip at start and in the later stage of the inning against faem Indian batting lineup.

Watch out for

V.Sehwag and S.Tendulkar: Both batsmen failed to deliver so far in the ODI series and both are due for the big ones. By considering the nature of Mohali wickets we can expect both batsmen to deliver at this venue.

Pitch & Condition
Pitch at Mohali is expected to be batting wickets, so we can expect score in excess of 300 at this wicket. Team winning the toss is most likely to have field first by considering the wet condition in the evening due to fog.


Indian team is likely to go into the match with same Playing XI that played in the lat ODI’s. However Australia may bring back S.Marsh in place of A.voges.

Likely Playing XI for both Teams (Match is Schedule to begin at 14:30 PM India Time)

India Squad: V.Sehwag, S.Tendulkar, G.Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, M.S.Dhoni (Captain & WK), S.Raina, H.Singh, R.Jadeja, P.Kumar, I.Sharma, A.Nehra.

Australia Squad: Shane Watson, S.Marsh, Ricky Ponting (Captain), Michael Hussey, Cameron White, M.Henriques, Mitchell Johnson, G.Manou (WK), D.Bollinger, Nathan Hauritz, Peter Siddle.

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posted by KANISH RANJAN @ 8:00 AM  
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