The preparations for the World Cup 2023 are in the final stages of all teams. With the upcoming ICC tournament just two weeks away, India and Australia will meet in a high-voltage ODIs series in the coming days.
The 3-ODI series, though a short one, very crucial to the plans of both sides, is scheduled for September 22, 24 and 27 – the matches will be played at three highly batting-friendly venues: Mohali, Indore, and Rajkot.
Both teams are coming off contrasting results in their last series. While India won the Asia Cup 2023, blowing away Sri Lanka in the final, Australia were stunned by South Africa in the ODI series as South Africa came from 0-2 behind to win the series 3-2.
Further, both have some injury concerns. For India, Axar Patel is recovering from a left quadricep strain that he picked up during an Asia Cup 2023, and won’t play in the first ODI. One or both of Ravichandran Ashwin and Washington Sundar are in line for a return to the XI in Mohali.
Australia have multiple injury concerns. Travis Head’s hand injury is likely to rule him out of the World Cup 2023, while Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Starc are not fit for the first ODI. Sean Abbott and Nathan Ellis are also learned to have picked up injuries in South Africa. Pat Cummins and Steve Smith are returning from injury layoffs themselves.
Where is IND vs AUS 1st ODI? Date, Time:
The 1st IND vs AUS will be played at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on September 22. The match will start at 1.30 PM IST.
Where can I watch IND vs AUS 1st ODI? Live Streaming details:
Digital users will be able to Live Stream the India vs Australia ODI series for free on Jio Cinema. On Television, the IND vs AUS ODIs will be broadcasted live on Sports 18, Sports18 1 SD, and Sports18 1 HD channels.
India squad for first two ODIs vs Australia: KL Rahul (C), Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, J Bumrah, M Siraj, M Shami, Tilak Varma, Prasidh Krishna, R Ashwin, Washington Sundar, Suryakumar Yadav, R Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad,
Australia squad: Pat Cummins (C), Sean Abbott, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Spencer Johnson, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Tanveer Sangha, Matt Short, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc