4th ODI: India Practice Hard to Redeem Honour vs Australia
India go into the fourth ODI against Australia in Canberra trailing 0-3 in the five-match series. Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men need at least one win to keep their No.2 ranking intact.
India opener Shikhar Dhawan scored a very slow 68 against Australia in the third ODI. He, however, needs to do a lot better as he has been battling poor form of late.
Rohit Sharma scored two centuries in the Australia series so far, but both have been in losing causes. He needs to maintain his form for India to do well.
India's batting coach Sanjay Bangar talks to Rohit Sharma during a practice session in Canberra on Tuesday. Bangar's boys have done well so far in the Australia tour.
Ravindra Jadeja going through the paces in Canberra on Tuesday. His place in the playing XI for the fourth ODI may be on line after a rather drab show so far.
Axar Patel has not yet played in the series so far. In the presence of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, his chances of playing in fourth ODI looks a little bleak.
Young left-arm pacer Barinder Sran had a brilliant debut with figures of 3/56 in the Perth ODI. But he hasn't been able to scalp any wicket in the other two ODIs.
Ravichandran Ashwin has been a match-winner for India of late. But he was not picked for the third ODI in Melbourne, and would hope to make a comeback in Canberra.
Rishi Dhawan was given a chance in the Melbourne ODI but could not start with a bang. It would be interesting if he can keep his place, or the Indian team management opts for Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Indian team director Ravi Shastri would be a concerned man after his team's loss in the first three ODIs. The Men in Blue have not only lost the series but their No. 2 ranking is at stake.
Fans watch Indian team practice in Canberra on Tuesday. They have so far been let down by Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men.