Australia India ODI Cricket

The One Day series got underway on Saturday and Australia came away with an impressive 34 run win. The Second One Dayer will take place on Tuesday, January 15 at the Adelaide Oval.

In the first game, Australia set a modest total of 288, thanks to steady half centuries by Khawaja (59), Marsh (54) and Handscomb (73) as well as a good 47 not out by Stoinis. India’s opening batsman Sharma scored a brilliant 133 but only received support from Dohni (51) as India fell short of the Australian total.

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Australia: Aaron Finch (capt), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (wk), Peter Handscomb, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Mitch Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, Ashton Turner.

India: Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami.


Rohit Sharma scored a brilliant century in the first game and racked up a game high 230.3 points. He’s expensive at $22,400, however as an opening batsman in good form, he will have the best opportunity to score high again.

Marcus Stoinis is an in-form all-rounder who is coming off a solid 47 not out and also bowled all 10 overs, collecting 2 wickets. He costs a very reasonable $15,900 and is likely to be one of the first picked in many sides.

Alex Carey is both Australia’s keeper and opening batsman. He costs just $12,700, making him quite affordable. Similarly, India’s keeper MS Dohni is very affordable at $10,500 and scored a good 65 points in the opening game. Both players will score reasonable to strong scores and won’t break the bank, making them both good options.


Kuldeep Yadav was India’s best bowler in the first ODI, despite being the second change. He took 2 for 54 off 10 overs and if the Adelaide wicket is again slow, he could well snare a few more wickets. At $13,300, he’s also very affordable.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is India’s strike pace bowler and took 2 wickets in the opening game. He scored a very good 82.5 in the opening game and costs $13,800. He will bowl all 10 of his overs and is a strong chance to snare a few wickets.

Ravindra Jadeja is a middle order batsman and a change slow bowler who regularly bowls all of his ten overs, making him a great chance to score well in both innings. He is very affordable at just $10,900 and could become a high value addition.

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