India, after a 2-0 loss in the T20Is, would come out to make amends in first of the five-match ODI series against Australia at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Saturday. The outcome of the Twenty 20 International series was against the odds as the predictions went big on India. However, India can be expected to arise and hit the tourists hard in the 50-over format.
Virat Kohli relishes ODI format the most, averaging a whopping 59.60 with the century count standing at 39. The Indian skipper got to the three-figure mark only once in the last six ODI innings (on the tours of Australia and New Zealand) which reads less by Kohli’s standards. ODIs have always brought the beast out of Kohli, and it could go that way!
Are things finally begin to turn in the right direction for the Australian Cricket? That seems to be the question after the thumped India in the Twenty 20 Internationals. The momentum is with the tourists but can they make the most of it?
Head-to-head (last five ODIs)
India – 3, Australia – 2
Where: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
When: 02 March at 1:30 PM IST
Australia Team News:
Andrew Tye has joined Australia squad as a replacement for injured Kane Richardson.
Shaun Marsh has arrived late and is unavailable for selection for Saturday’s match. For concerns around his troublesome hamstring will see him miss the clash in Hyderabad.
Australia skipper Aaron Finch has confirmed that Alex Carey will get the game.
India Team News:
Dhoni sustained an injury on his right forearm and is a doubt for the game
Kuldeep Yadav returns in the Indian setup, alongside Ambati Rayudu, Mohammad Shami, Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja.
Top picks – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell will be the top picks for their track record and current form.
X-factors – Marcus Stonis and Kuldeep Yadav can be the game-changers for the two sides.
NEWS AT TOSS
Toss: Australia win the toss and elect to bat
India team news: Jadeja, Kuldeep comes in.
Australia team news: Alex Carey comes in
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