Ind vs Aus: The Australian team has been on the Indian tour for the last 1 month for the four-match test series and three-match ODI series. As we all know, the test series is over and the Indian team has also won the series by a score of 2-1. The last Test match was drawn in Ahmedabad.
The Australian team won the third Test match and qualified for the final of the World Test Championship (WTC), while India had to win the last Test match against Australia to qualify for the final, but despite the last Test match being a draw, the Indian team qualified for the World Test Championship. Qualified as New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka in the test match. Sri Lanka had to beat New Zealand to make it to the WTC final, but the team failed to do so.
After the Test series, it is now time for the ODI series. Squads for both teams have been selected. The first match will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, at 1:30 PM on March 19. In this article, we will look at the strongest playing 11 of the Indian team.
India vs Australia: Squad
- India ODI Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill, K L Rahul, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (VC), Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat.
- Australia ODI Squad: Pat Cummins (c), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Sean Abbott, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Cameron Green, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Steve Smith, David Warner, Adam Zampa
India’s strongest playing 11
Opener: Shubham Gill and Ishan Kishan
In the first ODI match against Australia, Rohit Sharma will not be present due to family reasons. In his place, Hardik Pandya will captain the team, while left-handed batsman Ishan Kishan can get a chance in his place for the opening. Kisan will be accompanied by his opening partner Shubham Gill, who is currently in excellent form, having scored a century in the Ahmedabad Test match.
Middle Order: Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul
Talking about the middle batting order, Indian ex-captain Virat Kohli will come to bat at number three, and even though Kohli has been running out of form for the last few years, he has come into his old form by scoring a brilliant century in the Ahmedabad Test match.
Batting at number four, we can see Suryakumar Yadav. He has been in amazing form in white-ball cricket for some time now, so his performance against Australia can prove to be important for the Indian team, whereas if we talk about KL Rahul, he has got a new role in the team; earlier he used to open for the team, but now he is seen batting at number five.
Allrounders: Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar
If we talk about the best all-rounder in modern cricket, then the names of Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja definitely come up. In such a situation, the performance of these two will prove very helpful in winning the team. Pandya is also the vice captain in this series.
Left-handed bowler Ravindra Jadeja strengthens the team with his spin bowling as well as his batting technique, while Washington Sundar has been performing well for the Indian team for some time, Sundar also bats along with bowling. Due to this, the depth of the batting order of the team increases even more.
Bowlers: Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami
Mystery spinner Kuldeep Yadav has been in the squad for a long time, but he rarely gets a chance to play in the playing XI. However, whenever he has had the opportunity to play, he has done well for the team.
In the absence of Jasprit Bumrah in fast bowling, Mohammad Siraj and Mohammad Shami are doing well for the team. During the year, in the initial power play, both of them can unsettle the opposing batsman with the help of their sharp bowling.
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