India will eye nothing less than a clean sweep when it takes on an Australian side significantly weakened by injury blows, in the third and final T20I in Sydney on Tuesday.
Skipper Virat Kohli and his main protagonist of the white-ball leg, Hardik Pandya, will feel a sense of deja vu given that the script has panned out exactly like 2016 when the team got walloped in the ODIs but came back strongly to rout the Aussies 3-0 in the T20I series.
After a couple of crushing defeats in the first two ODIs, the Indians have turned a corner starting with the final ODI in Canberra.
Even the absence of a white-ball pro like Ravindra Jadeja didn’t have an impact during the convincing six-wicket win in the series-clinching second T20I on Sunday.
What will boost the Indian team’s morale manifold is the fact that it had the…