Ind Vs Aus ODI Series: Big blow to Australia before ODI series, Cummins will not return, this player will captain
The Australia cricket team is currently on a tour of India. After the four-Test series in India, a one-day series is now to be played. India has won the Test series. Amidst all this, Australia has suffered a major setback ahead of the ODI series. There has been a big change in the captaincy of the Australia team for the ODI series starting this week. Cricket Australia has confirmed this. Cricket Australia has said that Pat Cummins will not return to India for the time being. It is clear that Steve Smith will play the role of captain in the ODI series just like the last two Test matches of the series. Let us tell you that Pat Cummins returned home after the Delhi Test. Australia won the Indore Test under the captaincy of Steve Smith and played brilliantly in Ahmedabad.
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The series begins on March 17 between India and Australia. Pat Cummins left the India tour midway to take care of his mother. Although his mother passed away. The fourth Test match between India and Australia was played in Ahmedabad. After this Test match was a draw, Team India managed to win the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-1. Pat Cummins took over the captaincy of the team after the retirement of Aaron Finch. Although till now he has led the team in only 2 ODIs. This ODI series is very important for Australia as the 2023 ODI World Cup is to be played in India.
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The first ODI between India and Australia will be played on March 17 in Mumbai. The second ODI will be held in Visakhapatnam on March 19. The third ODI will be played on March 22 in Chennai. Hardik Pandya will captain India in the first match. Rohit Sharma is not available for this match. At the same time, Shreyas Iyer was given a chance in the Indian team. But he got injured in the Ahmedabad Test. After this, it is not yet clear whether he will play in the ODI series or not.