Josh Hazlewood has been impeccable with his line and length in this Border-Gavaskar trophy and has, in a way, bottled one end up and allowed others to attack. His role in the team is as big as anyone. The series is locked at 1-1 and the decider is just 48 hours away and mind games have started. Josh Hazlewood is trying to do a Glenn McGrath by attacking the opposition with his comments in the media. This series has seen it all, be it the DRS gate or the brain fade gaffe. Yet, undeterred by any of it, Steven Smith has managed to notch up runs with a breathtaking consistency.
In an interview to Australian media, he said, “The pressure is firmly on them (India). We can draw it but we obviously want to win it, win 2-1 and win a series in India which rarely happens.”
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) March 23, 2017
Mockingly, he also said, “I think the wicket will determine a result, they need to win so the wicket they serve up will bring a result into the game.”
Australia needs a draw to retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy, whereas India will look for a win and nothing short of it. Hence, it seems to be headed to be a humdinger of a contest. India will, in all probability, make a solitary change by including Mohammad Shami in the playing XI. The match can be live streamed on Hotstar.