IND vs AUS: ODI series not going to be easy for India, Shreyas Iyer out, question on middle order remains
The Test series between India and Australia is over. But with this the ODI series is about to begin. The first ODI match will be played between India and Australia on 17th March. This match will be held in Mumbai. The ODI series between India and Australia is considered very important. Its importance has increased even more because this year the 50-over World Cup is to be held in India only. India is playing its last international series before the IPL. After this, he has to play the final of the World Test Championship directly against Australia at the Oval. This is the reason why the ODI series is being considered very important.
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There are many more challenges before India in this series. Captain Rohit Sharma will not be available for the first match. In such a situation, Hardik Pandya has been given the captaincy in his place. India would like to start well under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya. Otherwise, trouble may increase for him in the second and third matches. At the same time, the middle order for India still remains a question. After Shreyas Iyer’s injury, the biggest question is who will play in his place. Suryakumar Yadav is definitely available in the team for number 4 batting. But till then his performance in ODIs has not been anything special.
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Apart from this, the question is whether India will go with Ishan Kishan or any other regular wicketkeeper. Or KL Rahul will be given a chance. Although KL Rahul’s form is also a matter of concern for India. Australia has dominated India for most of the time in ODIs. So far, a total of 143 matches have been played between the two countries. Australia has won 80 in this. At the same time, 53 victories have come in India’s account. Playing against a team like Australia in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah is going to be a big challenge. The manner in which India won the Test series must have boosted his confidence. After 17, the second match will be played in Visakhapatnam on 19 March and the third match will be played in Chennai on 22 March.