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Indian Men's Cricket Team Wear Army Caps, Will Donate Match Fees As Tribute To Armed Forces

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| March 8 , 2019 , 15:45 IST

Indian players are wearing a specially designed Army cap during the third ODI against Australia at Ranchi as a tribute to the armed forces. MS Dhoni handed over the caps to all the players ahead of the game.

India captain Virat Kohli also added at the toss that all the players will be donating their match fees from the third ODI to the families of the martyrs.

At the toss, Virat Kohli said, "This is a special cap, it's a tribute to the Armed forces. We're all donating our match fees of this game to the families of the martyrs. I urge everyone in the country to do the same and stick to the families of our armed forces."

India had won the toss and elected to field first. While India had gone in with an unchanged side, Australia had made one change with Nathan Coulter-Nile being replaced by Jhye Richardson.

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India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), Ambati Rayudu, Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.

Australia Playing XI: Aaron Finch (C), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (WK), Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa.