First of three match ODI series will be played at Ranchi on Friday. Australia has lost the ODI series 4-1 to India .Australia’s performance increased game by game in recent series. Any thing can happen in T20 , All Australian players have abundant experience playing in India due to IPL.
Is KL Rahul eligible to be in team?
Critics have been blaming selection committee for not including KL Rahul in Squad. He is currently most eligible player to fill in the shoes of Rahul Dravid. He is one of the few players who can adapt to any format. He has embossed his mark at international level in very few matches . He scored four half centuries in Srilankan test tour.He has already the qualities for an opener. Usually openers are good players of spin bowling. So they can play long innings.He is picked ahead of Ajinkya Rehane on this tour. Yuvraj and Suresh Raina’s isolation from Indian team is prolonged.
One more surprise selection in Indian team is inclusion of veteran pacer ,Ashish Nehra. His selection is not claiming any applause as experts believe selection committee is not seeing long with world cup coming in 2 years. He is currently 38 years old. He is likely to share the new ball with Bhuvaneswar Kumar. Slog overs will be taken care by Jasprir Bumrah
Will Steve Smith play the match?
Aussie skipper Steven smith is injured in a practice session. Reports are cleared for him to take part in first match.Huge changes are made in Aussie side for the t20 series. Jason behrendoff, who is familiar face to Indian fans through BBL,is expected to play in pivotal role in this series.Maxwell was axed in final two ODI’s. Australia has one of those two matches.
Cricinfo scores Predictions
KL Rahul to score fifty.
Team chasing will win.
Back David Warner to score fifty