Sydney, January 12 at 07:50 AM IST
After the 2-1 triumph in the test series, India looks to continue the good run when they face the Kangaroos at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney tomorrow in the first of the three ODIs. After the first ODI, both the sides will travel to Adelaide and Melbourne for the two remaining matches on 15 and 18 January respectively.
Australia’s skipper Aaron Finch has announced the playing11 ahead of the Sydney ODI. Peter Siddle, who was out from ODI squad for nearly eight years, gets a recall to join up Jhye Richardson and Jason Behrendorff for the pace bowling attack. In spin bowling, Nathan Lyon’s experience has been given preference over Adam Zampa while Glen Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis will balance out the side through contributing with both bat and ball.
Boosted with the historic triumph in the test series, the Men In Blue would be looking to push it further and clinch the ODI series as well. While the T20Is ended in a draw, the 2-1 test series win was a historic triumph as the Virat Kohli led side became the first Asian team to thrash Australia on their own soil in 71 years. Team India has been practising hard in nets and with the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni gearing up, it will be no surprise if the visitors clinch the ODI series too. India has rested the premium pacer Jasprit Bumrah and roped in M Siraj to pair up with Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed and M Shami. In spin bowling, the onus will be on Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal along with Ravindra Jadeja suitable for the role of an all-rounder.
Unlike the rest of the grounds in Australia, the SCG in Sydney assists spinners along with being a batting friendly wicket. Unlike the Gabba and WACA in Perth which is famous for their good pace and bounce, Sydney offers spinners to roll their arm.
Total matches – 155
Matches won batting first – 86
Matches won bowling first – 62
Average 1st Inns scores – 221
Average 2nd Inns scores – 187
Highest total recorded – 408/5 (50 Ov) by RSA vs WI
Lowest total recorded – 63/10 (25.5 Ov) by IND vs AUS
Highest score chased – 334/8 (49.2 Ov) by AUS vs Eng
Lowest score defended – 101/9 (30 Ov) by AUS vs WI
Here’s how the two sides may lineup –
AUS Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Alex Carey
Batsmen – Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb
All-rounder – Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers – Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff
IND Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – MS Dhoni
Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Virat Kohli
All-rounder – R Jadeja
Bowlers – Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal/M Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed
Australia- Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Jhye Richardson, Billy Stanlake, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Ashton Turner
India –Virat Kohli(c), Kuldeep Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Mohammed Siraj, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik, Mohammed Shami
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