SCG: India VS Aus First ODI,Live Score, Preview

India would like to enter World Cup with confidence on higher side.Three match ODI series will start from today. Indian team camp is on cloud nine after winning the test series on Aussie soil. Indian captain also felt that 4th his win is even bigger than World championship.

KL Rahul Hardhik Pandya out of the side?

They would  like to capitalize on the very few games available  before  the world tournament. KL Rahul and Hardhik Pandya are out for couple  of games due to disciplinary issues. Selection  of Rahul in the team would be hard due to Dhawan. But unavailability of Hardhik pandya forces idea to make changes. Ravindra Jadeja is likely to fill his spot of Hardhik pandya. India will play with their conventional team composition of three seamers and two spinners. They can use services of kedar Jadhav as sthird spinner. Bhuvaneswar Kumar will take the responcibilities to provide early breakthroughs with Mohd Shammi and Khaleel Ahmed. Dhoni joined the side to be part of ODI series. He would like enhance his recent batting average. He is averaging just a shade over 25,which is very low considering his overall ODI batting average,  in his last 20 games.

Australia has announced team before the game day. They have rested their main bowlers Starc, Hazlewood. Siddle, who did decent in BBL decently, will make a come back . Jason Behrendoff will also in playing ix if first ODI. Alex Carey joined the side from strikers camp. He will open the batting with Aron finch. With Unman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh Aussie to order is strong. Their lower order is also strong with Maxwell and stones coming at six and seven. Aussie media has been harsh on Australian team. Siddle will be part of ODI side after 9 years.

India has won only two in the sixteen ODI’s  they played at SCG. So the record is against India.

Cricinfo predictions

  • Team chasing to win the game.
  • Jason Behrendoff to pick up two or more wickets.
  • Dhawan to score a fifty .