Australia won the toss, elected to bat first: India aims to avoid whitewash

As per the top cricket updates, the two best cricket playing team India and Australia are all set to play the Twenty20 international match at the MCG.

The captain of Australia team has won the toss and once again Australia will come out to bat first.

Meanwhile, the home side Australia lead the two match series by 1-0, and India are still searching for their first win of any kind on this tour of Australia.

After loosing the founr match test series against Australia by 4-0, the touring team India will; surely try their level best to win the match today, and level the series.

In addition, the home team Australia has made three changes in today’s match, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh and Clint McKay are playing in the final 11 playes today, replacing Travis Birt, Dan Christian and James Faulkner.

It is most likely that Finch will open with Warner, with Matthew Wade dropping down the order.

On the other hand, India is playing the same side that lost in Sydney. Irfan Pathan is still not included in the side by captain Dhoni. Rohit Sharma made a first-ball duck in that match.


India (likely): Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Ravindra Jadeja/Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Rahul Sharma.

Australia (likely): David Warner, Matthew Wade, Travis Birt, David Hussey, George Bailey (captain), Aaron Finch, Mitchell Marsh, Daniel Christian, Brad Hogg, Brett Lee, Clint McKay.

Umpires: Bruce Oxenford and Paul Reiffel

Umpires SD Fry and BNJ Oxenford

TV umpire PR Reiffel

Match referee AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)

Reserve umpire GC Joshua

Match starts: 2.05p.m. (IST)

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