Live Cricket Score, India vs Australia 1st ODI: India lost 4-1 when they last toured Australia for ODIs. © AFP
In the backdrop of the ongoing controversy relating to the "inappropriate" comments made by Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, India will look to fine-tune their World Cup 2019 preparations as they take on Australia in the first match of the three-match One Day International (ODI) series in Sydney on Saturday. After making history in the Test series, confident India are all set for the limited overs battle. On Friday, Committee of Administrators (CoA) chairman Vinod Rai told news agency PTI that both Pandya and Rahul have been suspended pending an inquiry into their controversial comments on a popular TV show. The all-rounder's absence means that India might have to rejig their bowling attack. Jasprit Bumrah has already been rested for this series, as well as the tour of New Zealand, and this allows the think-tank to conduct one final experimentation with their bowling attack. (LIVE SCORECARD)
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07:25 IST: India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, K Khaleel Ahmed
Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (wk), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Lyon, Peter Siddle, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff
07:20 IST: Australian captain Aaron Finch wins the toss, opts to bat against India.
07:15 IST: Pitch report: Mark Waugh reckons it will be a good wicket to bat. Spinners will get a bit of help. According to him, the team winning the toss should bat.
Today's @scg pitch. Thoughts? pic.twitter.com/ViCnktqMeY — cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 12, 2019
Today's @scg pitch. Thoughts? pic.twitter.com/ViCnktqMeY
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 12, 2019
07:10 IST: Veteran Australian pacer Peter Siddle is making a comeback for the hosts. What has he got up his sleeve to keep India on the backfoot?
Welcome back, @petersiddle403! #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/HMG64mMqnQ — cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 12, 2019
Welcome back, @petersiddle403! #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/HMG64mMqnQ
07:06 IST: Jason Behrendorff collects his ODI cap from Australian great Glenn McGrath. What a moment for the young bloke!
Congrats to @JDorff5, ODI cap No.227 for Australia! pic.twitter.com/K4Fd4VXvwO — cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 12, 2019
Congrats to @JDorff5, ODI cap No.227 for Australia! pic.twitter.com/K4Fd4VXvwO
07:05 IST: The visiting Indian team look all set for the contest. We are 15 minutes away from the toss.
All set #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/ApP7B8rnxq — BCCI (@BCCI) January 12, 2019
All set #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/ApP7B8rnxq
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 12, 2019
07:02 IST: Here is the first look at the Sydney track.
Canvas for the day. Win the toss and?#AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/AVO5XMPT2g — BCCI (@BCCI) January 12, 2019
Canvas for the day. Win the toss and?#AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/AVO5XMPT2g
07:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the live commentary from the first One-Day International (ODI) between India and Australia.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is a shoe-in, and thereafter it depends if Virat Kohli wants to go in with a three-man pace attack to compensate for Pandya's loss. In such a scenario, Mohammed Shami and Khaleel Ahmed are expected to get the nod, as India continue zeroing in on the pace quartet for the World Cup squad.
There is a sprinkling of grass on the SCG pitch and it could push the Indian skipper to opt for a three-pacer and two-spinner combination. Kohli also stated that, in Pandya's absence, Ravindra Jadeja would step up as the all-rounder.
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