IND vs AUS ODI Preview: Fire test for India before World Cup

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India vs Australia, Ind vs Aus 1st T20
Australia won the first T-20 match (photo-source-bcci)
 

IND vs AUS ODI Preview: Fire test for India before World Cup: In a sense, it is a fire test before India’s World Cup. The Indian team is almost certain to be the great captain of cricket, but there is still some possessions about some places. In this series, there will be the attention of selectors in these places.

Between India and Australia, a five-match ODI series is being played from Saturday, the first match will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. This series is very important for India, because it is the last series of India before the ODIs starting in England from May 30 and the team’s performance in this series depends a lot. In a sense, it is a fire test before India’s World Cup. The Indian team is almost certain to be the great captain of cricket, but there is still some possessions about some places. In this series, there will be the attention of selectors in these places.

India are descending after losing the series in the T-20 series to Australia in this series. Now she would like to start a new format. In the T20 series India had to face difficulties in the last over and this is why they lost both the matches. There is no substitute for Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the ODI series also. The selectors have given them comfort. Bhuvneshwar is India’s most important bowler in death overs. In the last over, their lack of India has broken into T20. In the death overs, the only option for India is Jaspreet Bumrah. They need help from the other end and Mohammed Shami can be trusted for this. In addition to these two, Siddharth Kaul is also present in India with fast bowling. It will be expected that India will end the failure of death overs in the Twenty20 format. Vijay Shankar is determined to play in absence of hearty Pandya. In this context, Bumrah and Shami are considered to be played in the last-11. Looking at the wicket of Hyderabad, it is quite possible that India should come up with two spin bowlers – Yusvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav.

Apart from Captain Virat Kohli in batting, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are important players. In the last T20, Kohli had given Rohit the rest and Shikhar Dhawan was sent to start the innings with Lokesh Rahul. Rahul gave Kohli a chance in both T20 matches. He can also give Rahul a chance in ODIs. If Rahul gets the chance, it will be a good opportunity for him to present his claim to the World Cup team. Kohli has the option of Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu and Rishabh Pant in the middle order. Dinesh Karthik has tried a lot in the past ODI series, but he could not be more successful. So now Pant has got an opportunity. Pant also has the chance to make a claim for the World Cup.

On the other hand, the form of captain Aaron Finch is a matter of concern for Australia. Recently, India visited Australia. There also, Finch’s bat was silent. In the last 10 ODIs, Finch has scored only 225 runs. The good thing for the guests team is that Glenn Maxwell has returned to form. In the T-20 Series, he scored a half century in the first match and a hundred in the second match. Apart from these, there are also good players like Alex Carri, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh and Australia. In Mark Stones ODI, India can be a bigger threat to both the ball and the bats. Australia will largely depend on pat comers, Zaheer Richardson, Ken Richardson and Nathan Coulter-Nile in bowling. He also has two spinners as Adam Jumpa and Ashton Turner, but both of them could not leave much effect in T20. In the ODIs, the Australian team will hope to stop the run in addition to taking wickets from both of them in the middle.

Teams:

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Vijay Shankar, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuswendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Siddharth Kaul, Mohammad Shami , Jaspreet Bumrah

Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), Jason Behardand, Alex Carrie, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Zaey Richardson, Ken Richardson, Marcus Stonyis, Ashton Turner, Adam Jampa .

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