Australia's Mitchell Starc (C) celebrates after taking the wicket of England's Jason Roy during the one-day international (ODI) cricket match between England and Australia in Brisbane on January 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Jason O'Brien / --IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE-- (Photo credit should read JASON O'BRIEN/AFP/Getty Images)

For the first time in their three match series, Australia will bat first against Zimbabwe in the third ODI.

Once again to be played at the Riverway Stadium in Townsville, Australia lost their first toss of the series, with Zimbabwe electing to bowl first on a day where the visitors have elected to make two changes for the dead rubber.

Innocent Kaia - who has struggled opening the batting through the opening two matches of the series - has been dropped from the side for Takudzwanashe Kaitano.

Meanwhile, quick bowler Victor Nyauchi has been brought into the side for Luke Jongwe. It was tipped before the second game of the series that it'd be Jongwe who would ultimately make way for returning star all-rounder Sean Williams, however, that isn't the way things would ultimately pan out as Zimbabwe dropped Nyauchi.

He returns for the dead rubber however against what will be an unchanged Australian team.

Australia made a single change for the second game of the series after Mitchell Marsh departed with an ankle injury, with Ashton Agar coming into the side.

It will mean Marnus Labuschagne has failed to feature in a single game against the African nation, with debate continuing to rage around whether he and Steve Smith can co-exist in the same limited overs set up.

Play starts at 9:40am (AEST).

1. Aaron Finch
2. David Warner
3. Steve Smith
4. Alex Carey
5. Marcus Stoinis
6. Glenn Maxwell
7. Cameron Green
8. Ashton Agar
9. Mitchell Starc
10. Adam Zampa
11. Josh Hazlewood

1. Innocent Kaia
2. Tadiwanashe Marumani
3. Wesley Madhevere
4. Sean Williams
5. Sikandar Raza
6. Regis Chakabava
7. Ryan Burl
8. Tony Munyonga
9. Brad Evans
10. Richard Ngarava