After a break of almost nine months and another month spent dissecting team selection, India are set to stage a return to international cricket. They take on hosts Australia in a six-match limited overs series, which has started with the first ODI today (November 27) at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Date : Friday, November 27, 2020
Toss : Australia won the toss and opt to bat
Time : 9:10 AM
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Current Update: AUS: 64-0(12.5 Ovr)
The match will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney. Among all, Sydney is probably the best venue to bat in Australia. Spinners will have a role to play as the pitch is known to aid the spinners with the old ball.
Australia Squad Playing:
Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
India Squad Playing:
Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Though India and Australia start afresh and on level ground, it can be argued that the hosts will go into tomorrow’s contest as the favourites. Apart from having the home advantage, the Aaron Finch-led side looks the more balanced of the two on paper.
Yes, the overall structure of both teams is similar. Virat Kohli likes to rack up hundreds Down Under. But one shouldn’t forget that the contribution of individual performance in deciding the outcome of a match is not so much in ODIs as it is in T20s.
Australia boast of a fiery bowling attack, along with guys who can shift gears at will with the bat and step up with the ball in hand. This will ensure that they enter the opening match of what is primed to be a blockbuster tour as the favorites. To know more updates, keep visiting our website.