India will be will face Australia in first ODI on this Friday. Both teams will try to win this game to take the lead in this three-match series. It will be start of a high-intensity series, as the two competitors always play fierce cricket.
Australia is one of the top team in the cricket world. Australia won an ODI series against England in September by 2-1. Opener Aaron Finch will lead the side against India. Experienced batsmen David Warner and Aaron Finch will open for Australia while youngster Marnus Labuschagne will play at one down. Steve Smith is known as one of the best batsmen in the world. He will play at fourth position in the batting line-up.
All-rounder Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis will complete lower batting order. Alex Carey will do wicketkeeping for Kangaroos. Fast bowlers Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood will form pace bowling department. Leggie Adama Zampa can be only specialist spinner in Australian eleven. Finch-led Australia team will try their best to win this game to take lead in this series.
Virat-led Indian team have strong batting and bowling lineup. Even if regular opener Rohit Sharma missed this series, the Indian team have quality opening options like Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul. Also, young batsman, Shubman Gill can open for the Indian team.
Skipper Virat Kohli will play at his regular one down spot. Youngster Shreyas Iyer will play at fourth position in the batting line-up.KL Rahul will don the gloves and will play at fifth position in the line-up. Another option for wicketkeeping is Sanju Samson. Allrounders Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja will play at lower order. Veteran Indian batsman Manish Pandey is another option for the Indian team in the middle order.
Jasprit Bumrah will be the spearhead of bowling line-up of India. Pacers Mohammed Shami and Navdeep Saini will bowl alongside Bumrah. Swing-bowler Deepak Chahar is another option for the Indian team. Bumrah and Shami will bowl death overs for India. Yuzvendra Chahal is proven wicket-taking option by his leg-spin. Chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav and pacer Shardul Thakur are other bowling options in the squad. As India won the previous series in Australia by 2-1, they would want to repeat this glorious feat.
These two teams played each other 51 times where Australia won 36 games while India won remaining 13 games.
India are more likely to win this match as but it will be a very close match as both teams are strong.
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Date and Time:
Friday, November 27, 2020, 9.10 AM IST
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
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