India to take on Australia in 1st ODI in Hyderabad today

Hyderabad: The first ODI of the five-match ODI series between India and Australia will be played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here today.

The high-voltage match will begin at 1.30 pm. The match will be shown on the Star Sports Network. Besides, the live streaming of the match will also be available on Hotstar.

Having lost the two-match T20I series with a 2-0 margin against Australia with defeats in Vizag and Bengaluru, the host team will be keen to win the match.

The series will be the last set of ODIs for India to get their team sorted before the 2019 World Cup to be held in England in May.

On the other hand, the Aaron Finch-led side will be eager to continue the confidence gained from winning the T20I series.

After his heroic ton, Glenn Maxwell is likely to be promoted up the batting order in the first ODI. D’arcy Short, who has returned to the squad, will be eager to replicate his T20I performance and bat for a spot in the World Cup squad.

Here are the probable playing XI of the two teams

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rishabh Pant, Siddarth Kaul, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja

Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), D’Arcy Short, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Usman Khawaja, Alex Carey, Peter Handscomb, Ashton Turner, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff, Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Andrew Tye, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Nathan Lyon

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