India had whitewashed Australia 4-0 in the February-March Test series © PTI
Oct 13, 2013
India will aim to maintain their domination over Australia in their first One-Day International match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Sunday.
India have enjoyed exceptional results in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) this year. Except losing a three-match series to Pakistan at the start of 2013, the world champion side has had tremendous success, winning series after series.
The hosts had whitewashed Australia 4-0 in the February-March Test series and avenging that loss would be a herculean task for the visitors, who have come without inspiring captain Michael Clarke even as their batsmen gave a good account of themselves in the one-off Twenty20 in Rajkot.
Australia did beat England in ODIs post their Ashes 2013 debacle but India are a tough nut to crack in home conditions.
India (probable): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, R Vinay Kumar, Ishant Sharma.
Australia (probable): Aaron Finch, Adam Voges, Shane Watson, George Bailey (c), Glenn Maxwell, Brad Haddin (wk), Moises Henriques, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty.
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