Series: India’s tour of Australia 2018-19
Match: 1st ODI
Date: 12th January 2019,Saturday
Time: 1.30 PM Local time
Venue: Sydney Cricket ground, Sydney
Australia are passing through a very crucial phase in their long time of cricket. For the first time they have lost a home series against an asian side. After a long time they will play an ODI series in home not being the favourite. On the other side India are playing some great cricket and favourite to clinch the odi series.
Just before the series started Indian team have a bad news. Two of their members are flying back to home for some very wrong reasons. Hardik Pandya and Lokesh Rahul have been called back to home as they commented some inappropriate things in popular show Koffee with Karan amd BCCI will question them. Virat said it will not put any pressure on teams mind setup.
Australia are bringing back their past as they will don a retro jersey of 1986s Australian team look alike. Langer has said its not been a good 2-3 years for Australian cricket team. But things should change and change quick. Australia have made a series of changes to their team. Head has been removed with Starc,Cummins, Zampa.not making to the XI. Peter Siddle has been selected for the 1st ODI after 9 long years. Nathan Lyon will play as a spinner.
India meanwhile have sent back Bumrah but getting back Bhuvneshwar. Shami and Khaleel will play with Kuldeep being the lone spinner. But as Hardik won’t be there Jadeja will play. In the last five matches Australia have just one win and lost 4 be it in India or Australia. Last time they played here they lost the series.
With lots of changes into the Australians side and some forced changes in the Indian side both the teams have different setup from their previous ODI series.
Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit sharma,Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar,Kuldeep Yadav, Kedar Jadhav, Ms Dhoni, Ambati Rayufu, Mohammad Shami, Khaleel Ahmed, ravindra Jadeja.
Aaron finch, Alex Carey, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Nathan Lyon, Peter siddle, Jason Behrendorff, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus stoinis, Usmam Khawaza, Jhye richardson
Weather- The weather has not been so good for the week but the forecast is good for the match day. There should not be ang rain and we should have a full match.
Ground- The ground is short on one side and pitch is spin friendly. Will slow down later on. Bit in the test match it was flat all through. The last time here 327 has been scored batting first.
Toss- Teams might look to bat first as pitch will get slow. But chasing is not bad either as short boundaries are there.
A Prediction- India are favourite to win the match but the match should be a close one. We pick India as the winner for this match.