Of the 5-match series against Australia, hosts India have won 2 of the 3 matches played. While India won the first two matches, rivals Australians clinched the third that was played at the Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati on November 28. Australia beat India by five wickets, the highlight of the match being Glenn Maxwell’s hefty hundred.
Now, Team India has arrived in Raipur to play the fourth match where spectators would be cheering them for another victory against Australia. The match will be played at the Saheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium on December 01. As the city in Chhatisgarh will be hosting the first match of this kind, it will be interesting to watch out for the playing surface and conditions in the stadium there.
Deepak Chahar has been added to the Indian squad ahead of the Guwahati match. Shreyas Iyer has also joined the squad as vice-captain.
The Indian side led by Suryakumar Yadav had a golden opportunity to cruise to a victorious series at Guwahati as the hosts were leading 2-0 from the previous matches. However, the loss to Australia has now made it crucial to fight for a victory at the next match. All eyes are now on the Raipur match where India has a fair chance to clinch the series by winning.