IND vs AUS: Why is Rohit Sharma Not Playing Today’s India vs Australia 1st ODI? Who is India Captain?

Updated on: Mar 17, 2023 1:38 pm IST

Rohit Sharma Not Playing IND vs AUS 1st ODI

In a crucial news development, Indian captain Rohit Sharma will not be playing the first of the three ODI matches against Australia scheduled to begin at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 17 March, 2023. Under the captaincy of Rohit, the Indian team sealed a fabulous 2-1 Test series victory over Australia in the recently concluded Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023 at home. India also ended up winning both of their previous two ODI series at home against New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

IND vs AUS: Why is Rohit Sharma Not Playing Today’s India vs Australia 1st ODI? Who is India Captain?

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had earlier revealed that skipper Rohit Sharma will not be available for selection in the opening ODI game against Australia in Mumbai because of his family commitments. It is also to be noted that the right-handed senior opener has no injury concerns and will be available for the last two ODI matches of the series. Rohit had been batting really well at the top of the order in the ODI format of the game during the recent while and also scored a stunning century in the final ODI against New Zealand. On the other hand, all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been appointed as the stand-in captain for the first ODI against the Aussie team and he has already cleared that Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill will be opening the batting.

India Playing 11

1. Shubman Gill
2. Ishan Kishan
3. Virat Kohli
4. Suryakumar Yadav
5. KL Rahul (wk)
6. Hardik Pandya (C)
7. Ravindra Jadeja
8. Shardul Thakur
9. Kuldeep Yadav
10. Mohammed Shami
11. Mohammed Siraj

India vs Australia 2023 Schedule

Date Format Matches Time Venue Result
9 – 13 February, 2023 1st Test India vs Australia 9:30 AM IST Nagpur India won by an innings and 132 runs
17 – 21 February, 2023 2nd Test India vs Australia 9:30 AM IST Delhi India won by 6 wickets
1 – 5 March, 2023 3rd Test India vs Australia 9:30 AM IST Indore Australia won by 9 wickets
9 – 13 March, 2023 4th Test India vs Australia 9:30 AM IST Ahmedabad Match drawn
17 March, 2023 1st ODI India vs Australia 10 AM IST Mumbai
19 March, 2023 2nd ODI India vs Australia 10 AM IST Visakhapatnam
22 March, 2023 3rd ODI India vs Australia 10 AM IST Chennai
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