After rain played spoilsport on Friday, India will take on Australia in the third and final T20 on Sunday, November 25 at the Sydney Cricket Ground in a bid to save the series.  

When does the match start and how to watch it live

The 3rd T20I between Australia and India will start at 5:50 pm local time, 1:20 pm IST and 8:50 am BST.

Sony Six and Sony Ten 3 will provide live television coverage of the match in India, in English and Hindi, respectively. The live stream of the match will be available on Sony Liv and Jio TV.

Australia vs India preview

The T20I series between Australia and India has been, quite literally, a bit of a dampener thus far and on both occasions previously, India has been on the receiving end of rain god's fury.

Virat Kohli
Kohli and Finch with contrasting emotions after the 1st T20I at the GabbaRyan Pierse/Getty Images

India will be particularly livid with what went down yesterday at Melbourne as a very good bowling performance had put India in a commanding position before rain rendered the match abandoned.

After a difficult first game at the Gabba, Krunal Pandya and Khaleel Ahmed bowled well yesterday, although the latter's bowling figures got tarnished courtesy an expensive final over.

Virat Kohli's team is thus likely to go in unchanged from the last game.

It remains to be seen, though, at which position Kohli comes out to bat as the India captain has been in extremely poor form since he demoted himself to number 4 at the expense of KL Rahul.

The Australian line-up will be interesting to see given Mithcell Starc's call-up in place of the injured Billy Stanlake. If Starc does slot straight into the team, it will, in all likelihood, be in place of Nathan Coulter-Nile who played a key cameo in pulling Australia's score to respectability on Friday.

Aussie skipper Aaron Finch will be hoping that his team can bat more like they did at the Gabba rather than their dismal top-order performance at the MCG.

Probable XIs

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Rishabh Pant(WK), Dinesh Karthik, Krunall Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed

Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik almost pulled off an improbable chase for India on WednesdayRyan Pierse/Getty Images

Australia: Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Darcy Short, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ben McDermott, Alex Carey (WK), Andrew Tye, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch is expected to be a typical T20 wicket with good bounce and carry. The wrist spinners will definitely get turn on the wicket. The batsmen will enjoy the conditions and the captain winning the toss will want to chase rather than set up a total.

The temperatures in Sydney is expected to be between 19 degrees to 21 degrees and (stop reading if you are an Indian fan) there might be a 20 percent chance of rain.

Global TV listings

  • Australia: Fox Sports
  • UK: Sky Sports Cricket
  • South Africa: SuperSport
  • USA: Willow TV
  • Canada: ATN Cricket Plus (Asian Television Network)
  • Bangladesh: Gazi TV (GTV)