India vs Australia, 1st ODI Live Score & Updates   |  Photo Credit: Times Now
Hello and Welcome to the Live Coverage of the first ODI between India and Australia from the Sydney cricket ground. The long tour which started with T20Is followed by Tests has finally reached its last leg. The three-match ODI series kicks off from today and India, who drew the T20I and won the Test series, are looking to end the series on a high. Virat Kohli and his men will be confident after their heroics in the Test series and the dressing room atmosphere too will be confident. All their ODI specialists are back in the team which strengthens them even further.
India vs Australia, 1st ODI Live Score & Updates from the Sydney Cricket Stadium
07: 20 IST: We are inching closer to the toss. It would be interesting to see what sort of a playing XI India goes for. Ravindra Jadeja is expected to occupy that all-rounder’s role in the team after Hardik Pandya was sent back home. That means there might not be a place for Yuzvendra Chahal while one of Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj will come in the picture for the third speedster’s role.
07: 10 IST: Another Australian cricketer who would feel like he is making a debut today is Peter Siddle. The speedster was a part of the ODI setup back in 2010 and has dramatically earned a recall against India. He was a part of the Test squad as well but couldn’t get a run-in there.
07: 00 IST: Jason Behrendorff has earned his maiden ODI cap. He becomes the 227th One-Day International player for Australia, gets his cap from the great Glenn McGrath. A big day for the fast bowler, but will he be able to make it count?
06: 53 IST: The Indian team still has some very fine players despite the fact that KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya have been suspended due their controversial appearance at talk show Koffee with Karan. It remains to be seen which pacer Virat Kohli opts for in Hardik’s absence.
Australia, on the other hand, will be looking to finish the Indian challenge on a winning note. They have tried with all their might but have ended up being the second best in the series so far. The ODI series gives them a chance to get back into winning momentum leading up to the 2019 World Cup They will continue to miss the dynamic duo of Steve Smith and David Warner and it will be interesting to see how much of an impact does that have on the series.
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