New Delhi: After winning the Asia Cup, now Team India is facing Australia in the ODI series. In the first match being played in Mohali, India won the toss and decided to bowl first. The team management has kept Mohammad Siraj out of the playing eleven. The big news is that R Ashwin is included in the playing eleven.
Besides this, Rituraj Gaikwad has also been kept in the team. Let us tell you that KL Rahul is the captain in the first two matches because Rohit Sharma has been rested. Australia is also entering Mohali ODI without two of its players. Fast bowlers Mitchell Starc and Glenn Maxwell have been rested.
- India’s playing eleven- Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami.
- Australia’s playing eleven- Pat Cummins, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Marcus Stonis, Matthew Short, Shaun Abbott and Adam Zampa.
Why did India choose bowling?
After winning the toss, KL Rahul said that it is easy to chase on Mohali ground so he will bowl first. Rahul told that the team wants to work on some things before the World Cup. Rahul said that Australia’s team is the best in the world and he would like to perform well against them. Team India will get a good challenge.
Mohali’s pitch suits the batsmen. Here the fast bowlers will definitely get help but the ball will also come on the bat well. A lot of runs can be scored on this ground. It would be better to chase the score at night due to dew.
Team India’s path is not easy
Let us tell you that the path of Team India in the ODI series will not be easy. Australia had defeated Team India in the ODI series held in March this year. Even Virat-Rohit could not prevent the team’s defeat in that series.
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