But the stadium curator at Mohali Mr. said " is known to be fair to both bowlers and batsmen. It's not a 350 kind of wicket. A score of 270 to 280 will be a match-winning one, keeping in mind the help fast bowlers get during the evening,.” We have to wait until the match starts to see the actual results.
While ahe Australian team will definitely attempt to recover from the Jaipur setback through the help of their able batsmen, but India may face problems in the bowling front. Indian captain Dhoni after the Jaipur ODI says "Our batting is looking good, but it's unfair to assume the batsmen are going to chase a 300-plus target every time,".
Dhoni had acknowledged in the earlier ODI that the team has to make improvement in the bowling front. He had said "We need to improve in bowling. The reason is that if you attempt a yorker and it becomes a low full toss, it's fine, but if it becomes a waist-high full toss, then the margin is too much. It's one area we are looking to improve,".
At the pre-match nets the fast bowlers in the squad - Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammad Shami and Vinay Kumar - were seen practicing yorkers. Dhoni himself was the batsman at the other end. On occasions the bowlers did miss their length and the result was a big hit by the skipper.
Dhoni was seen talking to the five pacers at the end of the practice session. Saurashtra pacer Jaydev Unadkat had an extended session, bowling to the Indian top-order and the skipper, giving indications that he might be drafted into the playing XI. If Unadkat is given a chance to prove his mettle then either Ishant Sharma or Vinay Kumar will have to sit out. Ravichandran Ashwin, despite his poor performance in the solitary T20 and the first two ODIs, probably will feature in the first eleven as there were no signs of leggie Amit Mishra being given a choice.