AUS vs IND Dream11 Prediction and Match Preview: 3rd T20I | India tour of Australia 2020-21

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Hello and welcome to our AUS vs IND Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips. Australia and India will clash against each other in the 3rd T20I of the series at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.


The way the Australian team performed in the ODI series has not been reflected in the T20I series, and as a result, they lost the 2nd T20I by 6 wickets and thus losing the series.

One of the major reasons for their losses was the absence of key players like David Warner, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, and Aaron Finch in the team. In the last match, Matthew Wade was made the captain in the absence of Finch, and he batted brilliantly as an opener scoring a half-century.

D’Arcy Short once again failed to make an impact on the team. At No.3 Steve Smith batted decently but was a little slow in his approach. The quick innings of Maxwell, Henriques, and some big shots from Marcu Stoinis, in the end, helped Australia to post a big total of 195 runs in 20 overs.

Defending the total, the bowlers started decently as they did not concede any boundary for the first 15 balls, but after that, they gave away a lot of runs till the 6th over. They picked up some wickets and controlled the flow of runs in the middle overs, and it looked like Australia were back in the game.

But in the final overs, they couldn’t handle the pressure and went for runs and lost the match by 6 wickets and 2 balls to spare. Except for Mitchell Swepson who maintained an economy of 6.50 runs and picking up a wicket, all the other bowlers went for runs.

Australia would want to put up a good performance in the last T20I and will be playing for their pride as they would not want to be whitewashed at their home grounds.


India’s streak of wins in T20I format has now reached 10 as they managed to win the 2nd T20I comfortably 6 wickets and as a result clinched the series by 2-0 with one match remaining.

The bowlers gave away a lot of runs in the beginning, and the opposition scored almost 60 runs in the powerplay for the loss of just 1 wicket. Yuzvendra Chahal and Deepak Chahar went for a lot of runs, but Chahal managed to pick up a wicket. 

Natarajan was brilliant once again as he managed to pick up 2 wickets and also did not give many runs and he was the major reason that they were able to restrict the opposition under the score of 200 runs. 

Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul opened the innings for India, and both of them played aggressively. While Rahul got out a little early, Dhawan went on to score a half-century. At No.3 Virat Kohli also batted well in the middle overs and never let the required rate increase.

In the end, Hardik Pandya played brilliant innings of 42* runs and took team India over the finishing line. India would want to maintain their winning streak by winning the next T20I also and whitewashing Australia by 3-0.

AUS vs IND Match Details

Australia vs India, 3rd T20I, India tour of Australia 2020.

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Date: 8th December 2020

Time: 01:40 PM IST

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Live Score

Pitch Conditions

Average 1st innings score: 158

Average 2nd innings score: 136

The pitch here is considered to be very good for batting with nothing to offer for the bowlers. Spinners might come into play in the 2nd innings as the pitch slows down as the game progresses. 

AUS vs IND Dream11 Team News


  • If Aaron Finch is fit then He is likely to replace D’Arcy Short.


  • India is likely to go with the same playing XI.

Probable Playing XI


Aaron Finch/D’Arcy Short, Matthew Wade(C & WK), Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Sams, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Swepson, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa.


Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul (WK), Virat Kohli (C), Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, T Natarajan, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Top Picks for AUS vs IND Dream11 Team


Steve Smith:

(2 M, 58 R, 29 A)

He generally bats at No.3 and is an excellent striker of the ball. Smith hasn’t been as good in the T20I format as in the other two formats. He scored 46 runs from 38 balls in the last match.

Matthew Wade:

(2 M, 65 R, 32.50 A)

Wade opens the innings for the team and is also the captain of the team in the absence of Finch. He batted well scoring 58 runs from just 32 balls in the last match.

Moises Henriques:

(2 M, 56 R, 28 A + 5 O, 3 W)

He is an all-rounder and equally good with both bat and ball. In the last match, he scored 26 runs and went wicketless.

Glenn Maxwell:

(2 M, 24 R, 12 A)

Maxwell is a batting all-rounder is mostly known for his ability to play big shots and is one of the Top 10 batsmen in the T20I format. He scored 22 runs in the last match and was very expensive with the ball.

D’Arcy Short:

(2 M, 43 R, 21.5 A)

He is a left-hand batsman and an excellent striker of the ball. Short scored only runs in the last match.

Andrew Tye:

(1 M, 4 O, 1 W)

He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler and is known for picking up wickets. He took 1 wicket in the last match.

Adam Zampa:

(2 M, 8 O, 2 W)

He is a right-arm leg-break bowler and bowls brilliantly in the middle overs, and pick up wickets at a crucial time. Zampa very well controlled the flow of runs and also managed to pick up a wicket.


KL Rahul:

(2 M, 81 R, 40.50 A)

He is the wicket-keeper batsman and bats according to the situation of the match. In the last match, Rahul batted well scoring 30 runs from 22 balls.

Virat Kohli:

(2 M, 49 R, 24.5 A)

King Kohli is one of the top 10 T20I batsmen and has an average of 49.88. He generally bats at No.3 and is an excellent striker of the ball and scored 40 runs from 24 balls in the last match.

Shikhar Dhawan:

(2 M, 53 R, 26.5 A)

Dhawan opens the innings for the team and is a decent striker of the ball. In the last match, he batted brilliantly scoring 52 runs from 36 balls.

T Natarajan:

(2 M, 8 O, 5 W)

He is a left-arm medium-fast bowler and is very good at bowling the yorkers. Natarajan made his T20I debut in this series and picked up 2 wickets in the last match.

Hardik Pandya:

(2 M, 58 R, 58 A)

He is an all-rounder but is mostly known for his big sixes. Pandya scored only 42* runs from 22 balls and took team India to victory.

Yuzvendra Chahal:

(2 M, 8 O, 4 W)

He is a right-arm leg-break bowler and consistently picks up wickets in every match. Chahal was very expensive in the last match but managed to pick up a wicket.

Shardul Thakur:

(1 M, 4 O, 1 W)

He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler and is good at bowling knuckleballs. Thakur bowled decently picking up 1 wicket in the last match.

Deepak Chahar:

(2 M, 8 O, 1 W)

He bowls right-arm medium-fast and is an excellent T20I bowler. In the last match, Chahar was expensive and went wicketless.

AUS vs IND Dream11 Team Prediction

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IND vs AUS Dream11 Team 3rd T20I
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Captain/Vice-Captain Choices

  • KL Rahul
  • Virat Kohli
  • Steve Smith
  • S Dhawan
  • Aaron Finch (If plays)
  • T Natarajan

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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