IND vs OFF: The first match of the three-match ODI series between India and Australia is being played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai from 1:30 pm Indian time. India won the toss and decided to bowl first. While the main spinner was not given a place in India’s playing XI, these two players were dropped from Australia’s playing XI. Let’s know what is the playing XI of both the teams –
Hardik Pandya is captaining the first ODI for India and he replaced Kuldeep Yadav in India’s playing XI. Yuzvendra Chahal was not given a place in the playing XI of the team. Shubman Gill and Ishaan Kishan will open India’s batting innings. Ishaan Kishan has a chance to strengthen his claim in the team by playing a big innings in this match. Apart from Rohit, players like Shreyas Iyer and Jasprit Bumrah are also not available for this match.
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Australia captain Steve Smith expressed his happiness at losing the toss as it was difficult to decide whether to bat or bowl given the pitch. Australia’s senior player David Warner has not been fully fit. Because of this he is not playing in this match and Mitchell Marsh will start the innings. At the same time, wicketkeeper Alex Carey has returned home due to illness. Josh Inglis has been included in his place.
Playing 11 of both teams
India: Shubman Gill, Ishaan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya (captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami.
Australia: Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith (c), Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis (wk), Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa.
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