India VS Australia Live scorecard, preview
India is Unbeaten in their last 9 games. They are ready for one more two month old hectic period from today. First of five ODI matches against Australia will be held from Sunday, at Chepuk, Chennai. This series is expected to be challenging unlike series against Srilanka, which went only in one direction. Series against Australia will last for five ODI’s and three T20’s before India play against New Zealand at home .
Ravindra Jadeja joins the Squad
India has made some crucial changes for the first three ODI’s. Akshar Patel, sprained his ankle, is ruled out for he first three ODI’s. He is replaced with Ravindra Jadeja, who is not in the initial sixteen men squad. Ravindra Jadeja was rested for tour against Srilanka also Dhawan requested for an extended leave due to his wife’s illness . Virat Kohli also hinted that Ajinkya Rehane might open the batting. We all know how much Virat Kohli is fond of KL Rahul, he might want to cement his place in this series
Australia recently had a bad outing against Bangladesh. Though they leveled the series, the result was not great before visiting India. Pat Cummins will lead the pack in the absence of Mitchell stark. Home advantage should not bother Aussies because most of their players are accustomed to Indian condition due to IPL. Every year they spend 60 days inn India for the most successful t20 league. They included Adam Zampa, who represented Pune warriors , in the latest season. It would be interesting to see the battle between MSD and Adam Zampa. one more interesting battle would be Shammi Vs David warner. David Warner is the most successful Aussies player in IPL. He lead sunrisers to victory in last year’s IPL.
Where to watch the match
Catch live streaming on hotstar.com.
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