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1st ODI 2017: India vs Australia
The match is scheduled on Sep 17, 2017. ( 13:30 Local, 8:00 GMT, 13:00 PKT ).
India: AM Rahane, RG Sharma, V Kohli, MK Pandey, KM Jhadav, MS Dhoni, HH Pandya, B Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, YS Chahal, JJ Bumrah.
Australia: DA Warner, HWR Cartwright, SPD Smith, TM Head, GJ Maxwell, MP Stoinis, MS Wade, JP Faulkner, PJ Cummins, NM Coulter Nile, A Zampa.
The Indian selectors have decided to rest Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja for the series. Shikhar Dhawan comes back in the side but he won’t be available for the first three matches. Hardik Pandya is expected to lend support to Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah as the third seamer.
Rohit Sharma is coming off a good Sri Lanka tour and the team will expect the opener to lay a solid platform for the batsmen to follow. Virat Kohli is the leading ODI run scorer for India at this ground and he will be the key, especially in a run chase. Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav will be the ones to watch out for with the ball. The former is in good rhythm and he could provide India the early breakthrough.
India are on a roll having won eight of their last nine one day internationals and previous six in a row, all away from home. After beating the West Indies 3-1 in a five match series, Virat Kohli and Co. demolished Sri Lanka 5-0 in their most recently played bilateral ODI series.
Aaron Finch won’t be playing this game due to a leg injury and Australia have called in Peter Handscomb as the batsman’s replacement. Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc have been ruled out of the tour due to injuries while Nathan Coulter-Nile who has recovered from his back injury is likely to share the new ball with Patrick Cummins. David Warner has also returned and will take up his usual opening spot in the batting lineup.
David Warner and Steven Smith are Australia’s key men with the bat. Warner has scored the most runs for his side in ODIs from the current squad while Smith was the most impressive of all the Australian batsmen during the test tour of India earlier this year. Pace bowling will depend mainly on the likes of Nathan Coulter-Nile and Pat Cummins while legspinner Adam Zampa will have a crucial role to play in the middle overs.
Australia have won four and lost as many out of the eight 50 over fixtures they have played so far since the beginning of this year. They got the better of Pakistan 4-1 at home before going on to lose three matches on the trot a 0-2 defeat in New Zealand in the Chappell-Hadlee series and then in England against the hosts in the ICC Champions Trophy.
India won the toss and elected to bat.
India won by 26 runs (D/L method)
Series: India led the 5 match series 1-0.