India is all set to take on Australia in the third ODI of the ongoing five-match series at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi on Friday.
A day before the match, the Men in Blue hit the nets in the training session and the special emphasis was given on attacking the spinners. India has been troubled by Adam Zampa in the previous two games, and attacking him could be one of the tactics employed by the management to thwart the challenge.
The net session in Ranchi also saw the Indian batsmen taking a fun six hitting challenge. Batting in front of a spinner, a majority of players were seen continually stepping down the wicket to use the long handle.
Former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni, who will be playing his fourth ODI on his home ground, was seen commencing the sixes challenge.
After he hit a six down the ground, he was followed by his Chennai Super Kings teammates in Ambati Rayudu and Ravindra Jadeja. Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav were also witnessed during their attempt of hitting the ball above the boundary.
Here’s the video:
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With India winning the first two ODIs in Hyderabad and Nagpur, they would be looking to register another victory to gain an unassailable lead in the series. Having achieved that India would then be able to afford trying out a few players in the name of auditioning for the ICC World Cricket Cup 2019.