Team India have been facing these kinds of questions after every series loss in a mid-way of the bilateral series . If they lose the series like 2-0 in a 3 match series, they must give the people to prove themselves. Likewise , in this series also Team India struggled to find the bowling combination in the Team. If any experienced player like Bhuvaneshwar Kumar was added in this squad it would be a great strength . So apart from these two losses, there are some possible changes that Team might choose players from the Bench.Here , players have been listed in order depending on the rate of high chances.
1) Thangarasu Natarajan
He is a left arm fast bowler, who was selected from his IPL performance also named as Yorker king . He can also bowl cross seam delivery techniques which might turn into wicket taking deliveries.In the past two matches, Indian Bowlers struggled to bowl in the death overs which in turn results in high scoring games. Being a yorker specialist, Natarajan has the speciality of bowling perfect yorkers in the death overs, So he will surely get his debut instead of Navdeep saini who was expensive in his recent few matches.
He played his ODI match in New Zealand series 2020, previously kohli prefered to have KUL-CHA combination in the Team , due to the presence of Ravindra Jadeja as an all-rounder option, which gives Team balance for batting depth in lower middle order. Either Chahal or Kuldeep was playing in the Team as a spinner especially in the away series. Kuldeep was a two times Hat-Trick wicket taker for Team India , in his recent times the left -arm china man bowler was not economical in his previous series. Now , Chahal, also quite an expensive with the ball, pitch was not turning to him in Australian conditions so Kuldeep might get a chance ahead of Chahal . If he proves in the next match,it will give great confidence in the upcoming ODI series.
Shardul Thakur is a Right -arm fast Bowler who was good at wicket taking ability in the middle overs. But his recent ODI form was not good. In IPL 2020, he was a wicket taking bowler for CSK . If the Team wants to strengthen the lower middle order batting strength . He might get his chance since he has potential in batting. But mostly there will be only one change in the Bowling unit which we have mentioned previously in this post. He will get a chance in Playing XI only when Shami or Bumrah rested in the Team.
4) Manish Pandey
He was one of the unluckiest players for Team India . He played only 26 matches in the last 5 years with an average of 35 . Also he scored his century against Australia in 2016 while chasing 300+ runs.He is always used as an back-up option for the Team .It is really very tough for the person like Pandey because,Before 3 years he was back up for Rayudu, Dhoni ,Yuvaraj since they were prime players Team cannot choose pandey over these players. Now , Shreyas , Rahul Team preferring youngsters over experienced players. If Manish Pandey gets enough game time in his ODI career he might have dominated the middle order. For the next match, if he needs to play either Pandya or Shreyas might be rested , but Team cannot rest these two players .There are less chances for him to play in the next match against Australia.But his famous century against Australia sealed victory for India and avoided Clean sweep in a 5 Match ODI series.
Sanju Samson was added in the squad as an back -up option for KL Rahul for wicket keeping, since KL Rahul doing his role perfectly, he will not get a chance to play in Next- ODI match .
6) Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill is added as an back -up opener for Team India. Since both Mayank and Dhawan had a decent opening start there are less chances for him to get in the Playing XI for the 3rd ODI Match .If Team wants an young opener , he might get his chance.