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Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya Set To Boost Team India Ahead Of 3rd ODI Clash With Australia

Excitement is building as India gears up for the third ODI against Australia in Rajkot on Wednesday, September 27th. The second ODI saw India clinch a dominant victory even in the absence of cricket giants Rohit Sharma , Virat Kohli, and Hardik Pandya .

However, brace yourselves, as the big stars are set to make a comeback for the final ODI.
With the World Cup just 10 days away, Kohli, Rohit , and Pandya are hungry for game time.

Rohit Sharma to Open:
Team India's skipper, Rohit Sharma, will return to his familiar opening role, replacing Ruturaj Gaikwad , who will soon be joining the team for the Asian Games in China. This move is set to inject some serious firepower at the top of the order.

Kohli and Pandya's Comeback:
Kohli is expected to replace Ishan Kishan, and Hardik Pandya will slot in for either Prasidh Krishna or Ravichandran Ashwin. Their return adds depth and experience to the squad, which is crucial as India prepares for the World Cup.

Dominating Performance:
In the second ODI, India sealed a resounding 99-run victory against Australia, courtesy of the Duckworth-Lewis Method (DRS). Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill stole the show with splendid centuries, while the spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Ashwin bagged three wickets each.

Batter's Paradise in Rajkot:
The Rajkot pitch is anticipated to be a batting paradise, setting the stage for a thrilling contest. India's batting has been in red-hot form, with the likes of Gill, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav , and Ishan Kishan consistently delivering. Iyer's return to form is a massive boost, and India aims to finally solve the number 4 batting conundrum.

Suryakumar Yadav's Dilemma:
Coach Rahul Dravid faces a delightful dilemma with the brilliant Suryakumar Yadav back in scintillating form, having smashed two centuries with a strike rate over 100. His resurgence is a significant asset for India heading into the World Cup. Dravid now must strategize how to accommodate Surya alongside the returning Rohit and Virat.