India and Australia will face each other in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 on October 8, 2023, at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. However, both sides have agreed to warm themselves up with a series of three ODIs in India. The first one will be played on September 22, 2023, followed by September 24, 2023, and September 27, 2023, for the second and third ODIs, respectively. Rohit Sharma will continue to lead the Indian side, while Pat Cummins will captain the Aussies.
India is coming off a fresh Asia Cup 2023 ODI win. Players have momentum, and they would very much like to carry that forward with nothing stopping them. Australia will look to judge what kind of environment and pitch the hosts are going to serve them during the tour. Even though the series has attained the tag of being a warm-up, unofficially, it will be a test of their temperament and the combination that they want to field later.
Here are the details for India versus Australia’s 3-ODI series:
ODI 1 ODI 2
Date & Day September 22, 2023 (Friday) September 24, 2023 (Sunday) September 27, 2023 (Wednesday) Time 1:30 pm IST 1:30 pm IST 1:30 pm IST Venue Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali Holkar Stadium, Indore Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
The only loss that ICT suffered during their Lanka tour for the Asia Cup 2023 was against Bangladesh. It was a disappointment indeed, especially with the way Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur lost their wickets. Except for that incident, the entire tournament has been rewarding for them. Speculation is that Rahul Dravid has finally deciphered the Playing-11 combination.
Australia is coming off a 3-2 ODI loss against South Africa. The 5-ODI series was hosted by South Africa. It again saw David Warner struggle in the last ODI of the series. He could only bring up 10 runs on six balls. Mitchell Marsh came in as an opener and scored 71 runs in 56 balls before losing the event by 122 runs. The Best cricket betting sites are now slightly favoring India for two reasons: domestic advantage and the ongoing form of some of the Australian batters.
Suryakumar Yadav may miss out in the early matches, only to get chances in the final ODI depending on how the first two matches have played out. He was seen playing a lot of sweep shots against Bangladesh, even handing over his wicket in that manner. The Indian 360-degree batter has to return to his T20 form, and his fans can’t hold their breath to see him in action again.
Bumrah will lead the bowling attack with Siraj. The latter is now a nightmare for the Sri Lankan side after clinching four wickets in a single over.
September has officially kickstarted the international festival of white-ball format, and the first to compete will be second- and third-ranked teams per the latest ICC ODI rankings on the official website. Stick around for the action that will be streamed for free on Jio Cinema.