Australia will be afterwards fast bowler Brett Lee and allrounder James Hopes for the third ODI adjoin India in Delhi on Saturday. Lee had not recovered from his bend botheration while Hopes still had a hamstring injury.
"Both the guys [Lee and Hopes] are not arena tomorrow. Lee had a ablaze training today and he looks 85% accomplished but there is still some affliction in his elbow," Ponting said. "Hopes got through his bowling today but we accept our fingers crossed. We achievement he will be accept for Mohali afterwards sitting out tomorrow."
There was some acceptable account for the visitors, though, as wicketkeeper Graham Manou was accepted to ability Delhi in time for the bold as a backup for Tim Paine, who bankrupt his feel during the additional ODI in Nagpur. "Graham [Manou] will access this afternoon. He has some all-embracing acquaintance accepting played a few Test matches and additionally in Ashes," Ponting said.
While Australia accept a backup opener in Shaun Marsh to ample in for Paine, the absence of Lee is a above draft to a bowling advance that has struggled to accommodate the Indian batsman, abnormally during the final overs. In the aboriginal ODI in Vadodara, Harbhajan Singh and Praveen Kumar added 84 runs in 9.3 overs for the eighth wicket and, in Nagpur, India plundered 108 off the aftermost ten overs to column 354, the accomplished absolute by any aggregation batting aboriginal adjoin Australia in an ODI.
Left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, who was additionally in agnosticism for the Nagpur ODI with an abate strain, will comedy admitting ache to bolster the advance in the actual ODIs.