India vs Australia 2020: Tour Preview

Series gets underway on January 14th

Virat Kohli playing for India

India will host Australia for a much-anticipated ODI battle between two of the world’s best sides across all formats of the game.

Both teams will be using the game to help preparations for the upcoming T20 World Cup in October as well as starting plans for the next ODI world cup in 2023.

It will be the first time Australia’s ODI side has been in action since their semi-final defeat against England in last year’s tournament.

However, Australia enjoyed Test series wins over New Zealand and Pakistan at the back end of 2019. That followed T20I wins over Sri Lanka in October.

India, meanwhile, will be keen to improve their overall ODI record against Australia, having only won 40 per cent of their previous meetings.

Their ODI team was last in action when bagging a series success over West Indies in December. They head into this contest on the back of a home T20 series with Sri Lanka.

India vs Australia ODI 2020 Schedule

The teams will play three ODI matches in just six days. There will be no Test Match or T20I games between the two teams on this occasion.

1st ODI: Tuesday 14th January 2020

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Start time: 13:30 (IST) and 08:00 (GMT)

2nd T20: Friday 17th January 2020

Venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot

Start time: 13:30 (IST) and 08:00 (GMT)

3rd T20: Sunday 19th January 2020

Venue:  Harare Sports Club, Harare

Start time: 13:30 (IST) and 08:00 (GMT)

India vs Australia ODI Squad News

India will welcome vice-captain Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami back into the fold after they were rested for the T20I series against Sri Lanka.

Bowler Jasprit Bumrah is also back in the ODI squad after recovering from a back injury. He could be closer to full fitness after featuring recently against Sri Lanka.

Australia are likely to hand an ODI debut to Test star Marnus Labuschagne during this series. It will be fascinating to see if he can transform his brilliance in the longer format of the game to hand the visitors another string to their bow.

He was also chosen for the ODI squad after being named as joint player of the tournament in the Marsh Cup. He took that honour alongside Usman Khawaja but has seen his Queensland team-mate miss out on selection for the national side this time around.

Also missing out on selection are Glenn Maxwell, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis and Nathan Lyon. There have been recalls for Josh Hazlewood, Ashton Agar, Ashton Turner and Sean Abbott.

India vs Australia ODI Squads

India Australia
Virat Kohli (captain) Aaron Finch (captain)
Shikhar Dhawan Sean Abbott
Rishabh Pant Ashton Agar
Yuzvendra Chahal Alex Carey
KL Rahul Pat Cummins
Rohit Sharma Peter Handscomb
Shivam Dube Josh Hazlewood
Shreyas Iyer Marnus Labuschagne
Ravindra Jadeja Kane Richardson
Jasprit Bumrah Steven Smith
Navdeep Saini Mitchell Starc
Manish Pandey Ashton Turner
Kedar Jadhav David Warner
Shardul Thakur Adam Zampa
Kuldeep Yadav
Mohammed Shami


India vs Sri Lanka – Preview, Latest Odds and Predictions

India have only won 50 of the 137 ODI meetings between these two sides despite enjoying much success in the format in recent years.

Australia have historically had the upper hand in this form of the game with 77 victories, including the last time the sides met on Indian soil.

We will have detailed match predictions, previews and latest odds available for each of the three ODIs.

Once markets do open for the first ODI fixture it will be worth considering how some of Australia's squad players have done in recent BBL games.

Skipper Aaron Finch has looked in decent form despite the struggles of Melbourne Renegades. Wicketkeeper/batsman Alex Carey currely sits sixth in the top run-scorer table with 266 in seven innings for the Adelaide Strikers.

If you're looking to bet on India vs Australia then make sure you read our review of the best betting sites in India. They are in-depth, honest and cover all the major factors to consider when betting on cricket online.

All eyes on record buy Cummins ahead of IPL 2020

One interesting side note to this already fascinating series will be to see how Pat Cummins fares in Indian conditions ahead of the new IPL season.

The Australian fast bowler became the third most expensive auction buy in IPL history last year. Kolkata Knight Riders paid a whopping INR 15.5 crore to secure his services.

It's the highest fee ever paid for an overseas cricketer and this ODI series could be a good opportunity to assess if it looks like money well spent.

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