India are currently finishing their final bits of preparation ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 as they take on Australia in the three-match ODI series. They have already taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series and are all set to face Australia in the 3rd and final ODI of the series at Rajkot. This match will see Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and other senior members of the team returning to the squad as they regroup for one final time in a competitive game ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Even though Rohit Sharma has announced a few members of the squad like Hardik Pandya, Shubman Gill and Shardul Thakur and not available for the match, he will still have some quality options to take field in the match against Australia. Shubman Gill Rested; Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur Returned Home, Confirms Rohit Sharma Ahead of IND vs AUS 3rd ODI in Rajkot.
Mohammed Shami and Shardul Thakur are unavailable for selection. Mukesh Kumar has also been released for Asian Games 2023. This will make Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj return to the squad alongside Prasidh Krishna. Ishan Kishan is set to open alongside Rohit Sharma. Although Kuldeep Yadav has returned to the squad, India will be tempted to use Ravichandran Ashwin for one more game with Axar Patel still nursing an injury. The match at Indore was a rain-curtailed game and thus fans are eager to know whether it will rain at Rajkot during the IND vs AUS 3rd ODI 2023. Read more to get entire information.
Rajkot Weather Forecast
Good news for the fans because there is a very less chance of rain in Rajkot during the IND vs AUS 3rd ODI 2023. A total of 6-7% precipitation chance is there during the game with moderate humidity ranging between 51-52% during daytime. Even if there is rain it is likely to be a passing shower like the first ODI at Mohali. Glenn Maxwell Spotted Smashing Ball in the Nets Ahead of IND vs AUS 3rd ODI 2023, Mitchell Starc Updates on Possible Return of Aussie All-Rounder (Watch Video).
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium Pitch Report
The pitch at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium is likely to be batting friendly The boundary size is not as small as Indore but batters are going to pile up some runs here and the pitch might start assisting spinners after a whole day under sunlight. The surface isn't exactly suited to the seam bowlers but spinners might extract some help.
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