MS Dhoni becomes the fifth Indian cricketer to join the prestigious 10000 run mark in ODIs as India continue to struggle in their chase of 289.
A thumping victory in the Test series and the controversy at Koffee with Karan that followed, meant that India won’t have the services of KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya for the first ODI down under. Hardik could be missed while Rahul was anyway not amongst the probables.
India wrapped up the 4-match Test series and looks to begin the One-Day International adventure in Sydney where they lock horns against Australia in the first match of the series. The Indian team was incredibly dominant in Sydney, scoring 627 runs in the first innings of the 4th Test. Although rain played spoilsport, preventing the visitors from taking a 3-1 win in the Test series.
The first ODI will also mark a return for MS Dhoni in the team after the Ranchi-born wicket-keeper batsman was axed from the T20I squad against West Indies and Australia. Also, there are chances for Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul to be deemed ineligible for the ODI following their controversial remark on a TV show.
Peter Siddle is set to feature for Australia for the first time since November 2010 after being named in the starting XI for the first ODI against India at the SCG on Saturday.
When and what time will India vs Australia 1st ODI take place?
India vs Australia 1st ODI will start at 07:50 AM on January 12 at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney. The toss will take place half an hour early, at 07:20 AM IST.
Where will India vs Australia 1st ODI take place?
India vs Australia 1st ODI will take place at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.
Which channel will telecast India vs Australia 1st ODI?
India vs Australia 1st ODI will have a live telecast on the Sony Six/Six HD and Ten 3/3 HD.
How to watch the live streaming of the India vs Australia 1st ODI?
The live online streaming of final of India vs Australia 1st ODI will be available on the Sony Liv app.
Squads for India vs Australia 1st ODI:
India (16-man squad): Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, K Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami.
Australia XI for first ODI: Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (wk) Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Lyon, Peter Siddle, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff.