IND vs AUS: With the 4-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy done and dusted, all the focus has now shifted to the upcoming 3-match ODI series against Australia. This was India’s record-extending fourth consecutive series win over Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Both countries will now lock horns in the action-packed ODI series, starting from 17th March.
Steve Smith Will Lead In Pat Cummins’ Absence
In Cummins’ absence, Smith had guided Australia to a famous 9-wicket win over India in the 3rd Test at Indore. With the fourth match ending up in a tie, India recorded a 2-1 series win over Australia to secure its berth for the upcoming ICC World Test Championship final.
Under the captaincy of Smith, Australia will now hope to warm up on the Indian pitches ahead of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, which is scheduled to take place in India later this year.
Australia’s batting superstar David Warner, who missed the last two Tests of the BGT due to an elbow injury, will rejoin the team for the upcoming ODI series.
Hardik Pandya Will Lead In Rohit Sharma’s Absence
Meanwhile, after guiding India to a stellar win in the BGT, Indian captain Rohit Sharma will unavailable for the 1st ODI due to family commitments. Rohit’s deputy Hardik Pandya will lead India in the series opener at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday.
Schedule of 3-match ODI series between India and Australia:
March 17th, 2023 (Friday) — India vs Australia 1st ODI — Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai) — 1:30 PM IST
March 19th, 2023 (Sunday) — India vs Australia 2nd ODI — Dr. YS. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium (Visakhapatnam) — 1:30 PM IST
March 22nd, 2023 (Wednesday) — India vs Australia 3rd ODI — MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chennai) — 1:30 PM IST
No replacement has been named for Pat Cummins, the visitors will have to finalise their playing XI from a 15-member squad for the upcoming ODI series against hosts India.
On the other hand, as per reports, Indian batter Shreyas Iyer will miss the entire series. He was ruled out of the remainder of the 4th Test due to a recurring back injury on Monday. There are chances that batter Rajat Patidar or Sanju Samson can replace him in the squad.
India’s squad for ODI series:
Rohit Sharma (c), Yuzvendra Chahal, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Shardul Thakur, Umran Malik, Jaydev Unadkat, Washington Sundar, Suryakumar Yadav.
Australia’s squad for ODI series:
Steve Smith (c) Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
How to watch Ind vs Aus ODI series in India?
All the games of the upcoming 3-match ODI series between India and Australia will be live telecasted on the Star Sports network. The games will also be streamed live on Hotstar.