New Delhi: Having surrendered the five-match series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday, MS Dhoni's side has nothing but pride to play for against Steve Smith's Australia in the 4th ODI on Wednesday.
Despite having the cushion of sizeable totals to defend, India's bowling unit has found Aussie wickets hard to come by so far in the series.
To make matters worse, the Men in Blue have been woeful in the field as well.
Barring impressive contributions from Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, nothing seems to have gone as per plan for the visitors.
While the Aussies chased down 300 plus scores rather easily in the first two games, the Indians managed to put up a spirited fight in the third.
The sharp decline in the fortunes of India's ODI team is there for all to see. MS Dhoni has now led India to three successive series defeats. In fact Team India hasn't won an ODI series since November 2014.
Despite the disappointment, Indian fans will want the team to put up a strong display in the remaining two ODIs to restore respectability to the scoreline.
As the two teams prepare to battle in the 4th ODI, here are all the key details fans should know.
Australia: Steve Smith (c), Usman Khawaja, Aaron Finch, George Bailey, John Hastings, Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Matthew Wade (wk), Joel Paris, Scott Boland, Shaun Marsh, Kane Richardson, Mitchell Marsh
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c & wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Gurkeerat Mann, Rishi Dhawan, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Barinder Sran
Date: January 20, 2016
Time: 8.50am (IST)
Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra
TV listing: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD 1 and Star Sports HD 3