Ishant Sharma, the villain in India’s loss in the 3rd ODI, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been dropped from the squad for the 4th ODI between India and Australia in Ranchi today.
India won the toss and captain MS Dhoni, playing in his home town, decided to bowl first.
Mohammed Shami and Jaydev Unadkat have got a game after sitting on the bench for the first three ODIs in the seven-match series.
“We have not won the last 3 tosses. It is a crucial toss to win. We will be fielding as it may rain. If it remains like this there will be no dew. We have two changes as Bhuvi and Ishant make way for Shami and Unadkat,” Dhoni said at the toss.
Australian skipper George Bailey said that he was looking to field first too, had he won the toss. “We would have bowled first as well. It is good to be 2-1 up in the series,” he said.
India are trailing 1-2 in this home series.
Australia: Aaron Finch, Phil Hughes, Shane Watson, George Bailey (captain), Adam Voges, Glenn Maxwell, Brad Haddin (wk), James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty