India made three changes to their playing XI with all-rounder Vijay Shankar making his 50-over debut replacing pacer Mohammed Siraj.
Vijay Shankar was included into the squad for the three-match ODI series instead of Hardik Pandya, who was sent back in light of the Koffee with Karan row.
Aside from Shankar, spin bowling a all-rounder Kedar Jadhav came instead of an out-of-form Ambati Rayudu while leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal gets his first ga,e of the series as Kuldeep Yadav was ressted.
In the interim, India won the hurl and chose to bowl on Friday in the choosing third one-day cricket worldwide against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Australia rolled out two improvements, naming Billy Stanlake instead of Jason Behrendorff and Adam Zampa in front of Nathan Lyon.
Some rain fell in Melbourne before the hurl, which was postponed by a couple of minutes.
Australia won the main match of the three-coordinate arrangement by 34 runs and India won the second by six wickets.
India’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni was back among keeps running in the initial two ODIs, scoring 51 and 55*.
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (Captain), Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal
Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), Alex Carey (wk), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Jhye Richardson, Peter Siddle, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake.