The Virat Kohli-led Indian team has been preparing to fire the stages of hosting against the reigning world champion Australia. Most noteworthy, this upcoming tour mainly includes near about five ODIs and three T20Is. Chennai, Kolkata, Indore, Bengaluru, and Nagpur will host the five ODI matches of Australia’s limited-overs tour of India. September 17, 21, 24, 28 and October 1 respectively commemorate the above five ODIs.
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The three T20 International matches are to be held in Ranchi (October 7), Guwahati (October 10) and Hyderabad (October 13) respectively.
Recently the Board President XI team played a warm-up match against Australia on September 12 in Chennai. This would definitely land the Australian side into an acclimatised atmosphere. After all, when it comes to playing practice matches, it always helps you find your feet in the cricketing business. Hence tomorrow’s practice match could be a heads up match for Australian jocks.
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17th Sep: 1st ODI in Chennai – 1:30 PM IST
21st Sep: 2nd ODI in Kolkata – 1:30 PM IST
24th Sep: 3rd ODI in Indore – 1:30 PM IST
28th Sep: 4th ODI in Bengaluru – 1:30 PM IST
1st Oct: 5th ODI in Nagpur – 1:30 PM IST
7th Oct: 1st T20I in Ranchi – 7:00 PM IST
10th Oct: 2nd T20I in Guwahati – 7:00 PM IST
13th Oct: 3rd T20I in Hyderabad – 7:00 PM IST
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India (First Three ODIs):
Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami.
Steve Smith (C), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (WK), Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson.
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Regarding the limited overs outing for Australian perspective, it could be their opportunity to revamp their waning reputation. As a reigning champion, they always carry an additional burden of substantiating their stance in the cricketing spectrum. This is somewhere can be the case due to the pay dispute which steered them on the back seat. Hence they are now in the urgent need of catching up their lost motion. Therefore considering the advent of ICC World Cup 2019 this side has to stand strong to prevail their respect.
On the other end, India is in their golden phase now. Pondering on the quality of cricket they have put forth in the past few months, they have already got the edge. Having said that, it is obvious that they have the home advantages over Kangaroos. And also they are on their unconquerable streak now so it would be very taxing for Kangaroos to knock the home team down in their own crafted yard. Since all the eyes would be in the series how both these teams pan out their endeavors.