After Australia beating India in the 4th ODI at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali which saw runs blazing like a thunderstorm from both the sides, Australia registered their most successful run chase against India. Both the teams will move from Mohali to Delhi, as the winner of the Series will be decided at the Feroz Shah Kotla.
The Pitch report for Feroz Shah Kotla was batting friendly but nowadays it has been beneficial for the new ball and also the dew will also play an important role the same way it did at Mohali. The temperature in the Capital City Delhi currently is 70°C.
Historically batting first has been a safe option at the Kotla. The slow nature of the track has never really changed in the capital and Indian spinners Kuldeep Yadav, Chahal and even Kedar Jadhav will like to get all the help they can from the surface against the in-form Australian batting line-up.
Also, Adam Zampa and Nathan Lyon duo can be effective for Australia and Indian batsman will need to play them sensibly. Rishabh Pant being the local boy and familiar to the conditions can play a master-knock for India and also players like Dhawan and Kohli belong to the same ground but have not been playing regularly at Kotla since they have been busy with the National calls.
It is going to be a nail-biting match as both the teams would want to win the series and lift their confidence up. The Mohali match can be considered as a practice match for Delhi and India will see to improve their mistakes especially in the field wherein the last match many chances were dropped.
This will surely be India’s last match before the World Cup and from here they will plan for their squads thoroughly.