India/Australia have won the toss in the fifth and final ODI, which also turns out to be the decider as to whom clinches the series by the end of the day. Virat Kohli unhesitatingly opted to have a field first after knowing the fact that there will be due in the second innings as the match goes on to further proceedings
Finch: "Batting first. Looks like a dry wicket. Hopefully we can get a big score and defend it later. The wicket and the squares have been re-laid over the last few years, so we can't look into the numbers much. Shaun Marsh misses out for Stoinis, Lyon comes in for Behrendorf."
Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey(w), Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon
Virat Kohli: "We would have batted first. Hopefully it doesn't break down too much (the pitch) and hopefully there's no dew in the second half as well. This is more like a knock-out game."
"Everyone was pumped up during the warm-ups as well. We have to first restrict them with the ball, and we are the one of the best chasing sides in the world and we have to show that today. Last few games didn't go our way, but Australia played better cricket. In terms of team composition, we know which way we are going for the World Cup. We are not invincible, and there will be sides that can beat us if they play better cricket on the day. Chahal misses out and Jadeja comes in as an all-rounder, and KL misses out to make way for Shami. An extra bowling option for us, and this, we feel is our most balanced side."
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