Cricket News – India vs Australia 1st ODI: The first match of the five-match series between India and Australia will be played at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium today. This series is the last chance to select the World Cup team in front of the Indian team.
For the last several years, the Indian team has tried many players in the playing XI but now the time has been less than 90 days for the World Cup to start. Not only this, it is also India’s last international ODI series before the World Cup. In such a scenario, the team management would like to put an end to the players who played in the World Cup.
Look at four players
The selection of about 11 players for the World Cup is certain, but four players are those who have the eyes of everyone. Their good performance will ensure that they will get place in the world lesser team or not. Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Vijay Shankar and Siddharth Kaul are the players who will struggle for two places in the 15-member England squad.
Who is the second wicketkeeper?
The biggest challenge for captain Kohli and coach Shastri is to pick another wicket-keeper. For this, there is a fight between young Rishabh Pant and veteran Dinesh Karthik. However, Karthik has not got a place in the ODI team, but his previous record is good. At the same time, Rishabh Pant has not yet been able to make an impact in limited overs cricket but the selectors have included him in the ODI team. He has been included in the ODI team. This is Pant’s last chance to make a place in the World Cup team.
Looking for the first win
Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is not very lucky for the Indian team. India have played two ODIs against Australia and both have suffered a defeat. India would like to register first win on Australia here. The Indian team would also like to pay the losses in Australia’s T-20 series. India’s performance in the T20 series was poor and they suffered in both the matches. On the other hand, Australia would also want to calculate the loss due to India in the previous home series. India had won ODI series 2-1 in Australia
Dhoni Blasted wounds
India got a big shock a day before the first ODI. Star wicketkeeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been injured and doubts remain on his playing. In the right hand of Dhoni, injury took place during practice. Since then, Dhoni has not even been able to bat on the net. It is believed that Dhoni did not come for batting for the defensive and may be fully fit before the Hyderabad ODI, though there is no definitive news on this.