Australia opt to bat
When: India vs Australia, 4th ODI,September 28, 13:30 IST; 08:00 GMT
Where: M Chinnaswamy stadium, Bengaluru
India (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni(w), Axar Patel, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal
Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith(c), Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb, Matthew Wade(w), Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa
Pitch and conditions
The Bengaluru pitch has become a little slower and trickier in recent times, but this will be the first ODI to be played at the venue in nearly four years, the last game having yielded a 57-run win for the hosts against Australia. It is, therefore, difficult to know precisely what to expect. There is the possibility of some stormy weather in the city on Thursday.
(last five completed matches, most recent first)
Kohli: It is much more dry than the last season of IPL (2016). Since then the game (T20) against England was also pretty much okay. It has to do with leveling the outfield and taking clay off the pitch that might have made the difference. The par score has come down to 143 from 190 in 20-over cricket. We would have batted first as well. However, I have played a lot here and the wicket tends to settle down under lights. I am sure the spinners will come into play in the first half. Every game is a motivation for us. When the series is done it is not the end of the road for us. We want to grab every opportunity as a team and the guys are hungry to perform. It is difficult to create good habits and even more difficult to follow. We have given few guys a rest: Kuldeep, Bhuvi and Bumrah are rested. Umesh, Shami and Axar come into the side.
Smith: We are going to have a bat. The wicket has changed from the last time we were around. It will slow up as the game goes on. It has been a bit disappointing so far and we have to get back to winning ways. We have two changes. Wade and Zampa in.