Preview: Young Rishabh Pant will strive to seal a slot in the World Cup squad even as India fret about their top-order woes ahead of the fourth ODI against Australia in Mohali. Providing opportunities to all World Cup hopefuls would be on Virat Kohli’s mind and the team management is expected to ring in a few changes in the playing XI in the remaining two matches of the series. The Indian playing XI will also have Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Sunday as he replaces Mohammed Shami, who was hit on the leg in his follow through during the third match. ((Full Scorecard))
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India look to break Mohali jinx
The Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali – the venue for the fourth ODI between India and Australia – is also not much different as the hosts have won 5 of their last 6 matches. However, against Australia, the record at this venue is not that impressive. Out of the four meeting between the two sides, the hosts have won just once and the victory came way back in 1996. Since then, they have faced each other three times (2006, 2009, 2013), and all three of the encounters were won by the visiting side.
Hello and welcome
A very warm welcome to the live blog of the fourth ODI of the five-match series between India and Australia. Virat Kohli and his troops will look to win the match in Mohali today and seal the series before the final ODI in Delhi on Wednesday. But that remains easier said than done as Australia showed in the last match that they won’t go down without a fight.