Hyderabad, March 02, Saturday at 01:30 PM IST
So, after facing 2-0 drubbing at the hand of Kangaroos in the shortest format of the game, the Men in Blue look to bounce back as they host the visitors at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on Saturday noon in the first of the five-match ODI series. The clash is set to begin at 01:30 PM IST.
These are the final five ODIs the Men In Blue have in their kitty to fine-tune their preparations for the biggest cricket carnival – CWC 2019. Although there’s IPL 2019 ahead of the World Cup, the series comes as a final chance for the players to seal their part. India skipper Virat Kohli said that he is not too bothered with the T20I series loss as the focus is on the CWC 2019, so here comes the chance for the reality check.
KL Rahul is once again in the big picture on the back of his two crucial knocks – 50 in 36 balls and 47 in 26 balls and it is left on the selectors now whether he travels with the side as a reserve opener or a No. 4 backup. On the other side, with Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Shami returning back to the ODI squad, Rishabh Pant, Vijay Shankar and Siddarth Kaul will take the series as a pre-test for the World Cup squad. Although the hosts once again look stronger, it will be interesting to watch who makes an impact this time.
The Kangaroos look in no rush as they still have a 5-match ODI series against Pakistan as their last assignment before the Cricket World Cup 2019. After finishing off this assignment, Australia will fly to UAE to lock horns with Pakistan. So, basically, they have ten ODIs in the bag to get to the final combination. They would be glooming with the confidence after sealing their maiden T20I series in India and would be looking to carry forward the momentum. It will be exciting to watch Glenn Maxwell, who was outstanding in the shortest format, bat up the order but let’s see where he gets to bat. Till then, let’s have a look at the current run of both the sides and team news.
India – W, L, W, W, W
Australia- L, L, W, L, W
As per the weather forecasts, it will be partly cloudy with no chances of rain. As far as the wicket is concerned, the average first inning score at this venue is 286. So, batsmen are expected to have a good outing with some assistance to pacers early on.
Avg 1st inn score: 286
Avg 2nd inn score: 252
Highest Total: 350/4 (50 Ov) by AUS vs IND
Lowest Total: 174/10 (36.1 Ov) by Eng vs IND
Highest Chased: 252/5 (48.5 Ov) by RSA vs IND
Lowest Defended: 290/7 (50 Ov) by AUS vs IND
Here’s how the two sides may lineup –
AUS Playing 11:
IND Playing 11:
Aaron Finch(c), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Alex Carey, Shaun Marsh, D Arcy Short, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Usman Khawaja, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye
Ambati Rayudu, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Siddarth Kaul, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja
Fantasy picks from Australia-
In batting, the onus will be on Aaron Finch, Usman Khwaja, Alex Carey and P Handscomb.
M Stoinis and G Maxwell will be the best in all-rounders. Maxwell slammed a century in a winning cause in 2nd T20I and scored a fifty in the first T20I.
N Coulter-Nile was the best in bowling for the visitors in T20I series and is expected to carry on the same in ODIs. However, he is slightly doubtful.
Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins and Adam Zampa will be the other crucial bowlers for the Kangaroos
Fantasy picks from India-
The top order will be the key for India. Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul will be the one responsible for bulk scoring.
KL Rahul was outstanding in the T20I series and has high chances of playing. He is expected to be roped in place of Ambati Rayudu with Kohli slipping to 4th position
Jasprit Bumrah, M Shami, Kuldeep Yadav and Y Chahal will be the four frontline bowlers for India.
Kedar Jadhav and V Shankar can be used as fifth and sixth bowling options
V Shankar had a favourable outing with bat and ball in the recently concluded T20I series
K Yadav, Ambati Rayudu and R Jadeja – In || KL Rahul and Y Chahal – Out
Alex Carey – In || Jhye Richardson – Out
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