Aussies may go Head first in one-day opener

Aussies may go Head first in one-day opener

India's three young spinners Axar Patel, Yuzuvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav displayed in the ODI series against Sri Lanka that they are more than capable of taking wickets at crucial stages of the game and keeping out the experienced duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja from the 50-over format.

#TeamIndia captain Virat Kohli talks to the media ahead of Sunday's first Paytm ODI against Australia in Chennai.

Talking about the visitors, the summer hasn't been the one to be remembered.

Smith later apologised for his self-admitted "brain fade" moment but Kohli slammed the Aussies at the time. But as another series beckons, both the sides hope to get their acts right, without crossing the line.

As for the series itself, both teams are dependant on their stalwarts and both go in without two of the hardest hitting openers Shikhar Dhawan and Aaron Finch, though the latter may recover from his calf injury resting for a couple of games. They face an Indian side which has won 12 of their last 15 ODI matches, all away from the comfort and helpful conditions of India and boasting the unsafe spin of Ravi Ashwin, Ravi Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, the former pair entrenched superstars and the latter two preferred wrist-spinning options who have begun to make the format their own.

Who do you think will win the best of five ODI series, Australia or India? As per estimation, the 1st ODI match between IND v AUS will be live from 1.30 PM at IST and 8.00PM at GMT. They are now tied with South Africa (24).

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Words were been fired at each other in post-match conferences.

"I am not too concerned about my differences with Kohli". Even the cricket boards of the two nations came forth to step into the fiasco. In South Africa's previous ODI series in India, captain AB de Villiers employed a 4-5 field for his tall seamers, who angled the ball into their ribs.

Bringing an end to Australia cricket team's domination in World Cups, India handed Ricky Ponting's team a crushing defeat in the quarterfinal of the ICC World Cup 2011. Is the creating fraternity waiting for an Episode 2? While India will look to continue their great run of form, Australia and New Zealand will also come here on objective and a clear intention to win and make a statement.

"Spin has always played a pretty big part in ODIs, particularly in these conditions".

Adding to it, he has played an ODI match against the Men in Blue, but all at home. However, it was not enough as India clinched the game and the seven-match series 3-2 with two matches being abandoned.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is safe for the time being, Shastri can't imagine an India side without Dhoni in 2019. Australia lack the quality of Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood and it will be on pacers Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Kane Richardson to trouble the Indian top-order.

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