India vs Australia 1st ODI: File photo of Hardik Pandya and Steve Smith
After a 2-1 triumph in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, India shift their focus to the 3-match ODI series against Australia that could set the precedent for future. With Rohit Sharma out of the first ODI due to family commitments, Hardik Pandya has been given the responsibility to lead the team. Other than Rohit, Shreyas Iyer is also out of the match, as well as the entire series, though no replacement of his has been named yet. For Australia, there remains a big change as Steve Smith has been given the team’s baton in the absence of Pat Cummins who remains home following the death of his mother. (LIVE Scorecard)
Here are the Live ccore and updates of the 1st ODI match between India and Australia, straight from the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai:
IND vs AUS Live: India’s Top Order Reshuffle!
With Rohit Sharma not in the squad for the first game, Ishan Kishan will open the innings along with Shubman Gill. KL Rahul is likely to bat in the middle.
IND vs AUS Live: Focus On Captain Hardik!
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 1st ODI between India and Australia from the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. All eye will be on ‘captain’ Hardik Pandya as he gets set to lead in an ODI for the first time.
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