The Indian cricket team is gearing up to take on Australia in the first India vs Australia ODI at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Friday.
KL Rahul will lead the Indian side for the first two matches in the absence of Rohit Sharma, with Rohit, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, and Kuldeep Yadav resting. To fill the gaps, India has included Ravichandran Ashwin, who replaces Axar Patel due to an injury sustained during the Asia Cup match against Bangladesh.
India is entering the series with confidence, having recently clinched the Asia Cup with a 10-wicket victory over Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, Australia faced a 2-3 series loss against South Africa.
Australia, however, starts the series on a positive note as they secured a 2-1 series victory when they faced India earlier in the year. However, they will miss the services of Mitchell Starc and Glenn Maxwell due to injuries, but Steve Smith is back in the side.
Here is all you need to know about the upcoming India vs Australia ODI match between India and Australia:
India: KL Rahul (c), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Tilak Varma, Prasidh Krishna, R Ashwin, Washington Sundar.
Australia: Pat Cummins (c), Alex Carey, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Adam Zampa, Marcus Stoinis, Steve Smith, David Warner, Josh Hazlewood, Spencer Johnson, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Tanvir Sangha, Matt Short.
- Date: September 22, 2023 (Friday)
- Time: 1:30 pm IST (Toss at 1:00 pm IST)
- Venue: Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
Where to Watch:
- The match will be telecast live on Sports18 in India.
- Live streaming will be available on JioCinema in India.
The series marks the last for both India and Australia before the World Cup, which begins on October 5.