India vs Australia, 5th T20I: Match Preview, Pitch Report, Weather Forecast, Predicted XIs, and more
India and Australia are set to face off in the fifth and final T20I of the series on Sunday, December 3, at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The Men in Blue have already clinched the series with a 3-1 lead over the visitors after winning the penultimate game in Raipur.
The Suryakumar Yadav-led Indian side put up 174/9 in the previous game, with Shreyas Iyer failing to make an impact with the bat and skipper Suryakumar Yadav being dismissed cheaply. However, a powerful middle-order batting performance helped India set a defendable total.
In response, the Indian bowlers produced impressive performances, leading their side to victory by restricting Australia to 154/7 in 20 overs. The pitch at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium has been a batting paradise, favoring the chasing side. The temperature is expected to be between 24 to 25 degrees Celsius with around 50 percent humidity.
With India as the favorites to win the final game, the predicted XIs for both teams include key players such as Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shreyas Iyer, and Ruturaj Gaikwad for India, and Travis Head, Matthew Wade, and Tanveer Sangha for Australia. The match is set to be broadcasted on the Sports18 Network with live streaming available on JioCinema.
Overall, India is predicted to win the game, and the match is scheduled to begin at 7.00 pm IST at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.