After a whitewash against Sri Lanka by 9-0, team India is set to take over Australia in the India vs Australia tour. The cricket fans are already excited to witness this epic clash between the two giants of the cricket world. The epic banter between Virat Kohli and Steve Smith is something to look forward too.
Australia will take on India on their tour to play five ODIs and three T20Is in the country. Chennai, Kolkata, Indore, Bengaluru, and Nagpur will be among the venues to host the five ODI matches of Australia’s limited-overs tour of India. The matches will be played on September 17, 21, 24, 28 and October 1 respectively.
The Board President XI team will play a warm-up match against Australia on September 12 in Chennai. The three T20 International matches of the tour will be held in Ranchi (October 7), Guwahati (October 10) and Hyderabad (October 13).
Australia is ranked second in the latest ICC ODI rankings while India is ranked third. The last time they visited India in a test series, they suffered a whitewash. With defeating Sri Lanka on their home soil, India must be in high confidence with the team’s performance.
On the other hand, though Australia levelled up the series against Bangladesh still the first test loss and their flaws to play against Spinners must be a huge concern. It will be out of the world to witness when these two teams lock horns.
Sep 17: 1st ODI in Chennai – 1:30 PM IST
Sep 21: 2nd ODI in Kolkata – 1:30 PM IST
Sep 24: 3rd ODI in Indore – 1:30 PM IST
Sep 28: 4th ODI in Bengaluru – 1:30 PM IST
Oct 1: 5th ODI in Nagpur – 1:30 PM IST
Oct 7: 1st T20I in Ranchi – 7:00 PM IST
Oct 10: 2nd T20I in Guwahati – 7:00 PM IST
Oct 13: 3rd T20I in Hyderabad – 7:00 PM IST
India (First Three ODIs): Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami.
Australia (ODIs): Steve Smith (C), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (WK), Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson.