IND vs. AUS ODI Series: Match, Date, Venues, Players To Watch Out For In And Streaming Details. India will face Australia in a 3-match ODI series starting on September 22 on their home turf as they continue to prepare for the upcoming 2023 ODI World Cup. The Blues are coming off a sensational win in the 2023 Asia Cup and will thus head into the series with great momentum and sheer conviction.
The Aussies have recently dropped to the 3rd position on the ICC ODI rankings after the 2023 Asia Cup, as Pakistan and India took the first and second spots on the rankings, respectively. Thus, this series will not only serve as a great opportunity for them to practice for the 2023 World Cup in India, the host nation of the tournament, but it will also give them a brilliant chance to reclaim the top spot in the rankings.
Team India has rested some of their main players, like captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for this series after Team India’s success in the 2023 ODI World Cup. In Rohit’s absence, KL Rahul will be leading the team in the series.
Let us now take a look at all the important details of the upcoming series between the two ODI giants in cricket.
India vs Australia ODI series: Matches, Dates and Venues
India and Australia will be playing three ODI matches against each other in the upcoming series. The first match will be played on September 22 at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium; the second match will be played on September 24 at the Holkar Stadium; and the third match will be played on September 27 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
|India vs Australia 1st ODI
|22nd September, 2023
|Punjab Cricket Association
|India vs Australia 2nd ODI
|24th September, 2023
|India vs Australia 3rd ODI
|27th September, 2023
|Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium
India vs Australia ODI series: Playing XIs
Team Australia: Pat Cummins (C), Adam Zampa, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green/Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (WK), Spencer Johnson/Nathan Ellis, Josh Hazlewood, David Warner, Matt Short, and Mitchell Marsh.
Top 3 Players to Watch out for
Shubman Gill: Shubman Gill has been Team India’s hottest young prospect for quite some time now and he proved his mettle in the recently concluded 2023 Asia Cup, in which he was the highest scorer.
He scored 302 runs in six innings at a strike rate of 93 and a high score of 121. Considering his recent form, Shubman Gill is expected to continue in manner in the upcoming ODI series against Australia as well.
KL Rahul: India’s KL Rahul made a shocking comeback for the Indian team in the 2023 Asia Cup, where he scored 169 runs in just 3 innings. He is now in contention to be a starter in India’s team for the 2023 ODI World Cup and might replace Ishan Kishan in the team. For this reason, the upcoming series against Australia will be of utmost importance for Rahul, as he must prove himself against the Aussies to confirm his position in the team.
Josh Hazlewood: Josh Hazlewood has been the main cog in Australia’s pace attack for quite some time now and he is currently the second ranked ODI bowler in the world.
He lost the first rank to Mohammed Siraj after his performance in the 2023 Asia Cup and will look to reclaim that spot in the upcoming series. Moreover, Hazlewood has a brilliant record against India.
India vs Australia ODI Series: Live Streaming
The upcoming ODI series between India and Australia will be available to be watched on Sports 18 channels, Sports18 1 SD, Sports18 1 HD, Colors Tamil (Tamil), Colors Bangla Cinema (Bengali), Colors Kannada Cinema (Kannada) and Colors Cineplex Superhits (Hindi) on TV.
It can also be streamed live on the Jio Cinema app and website.