Peter Siddle and Nathan Lyon made a comeback to the Australian side as they’re taking on the inform Team India on Saturday. Australia has won three of their last 24 games since the end of January 2017 and must be eying to get back in form before the World cup. While India would look to dominate the week Australian side again with their seasoned campaigners; Dhoni, Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
Peter Siddle will feature in Australian colors after 8 years and he must be looking to stable his place in the side ahead of the World cup while the hopes of Aussie fans must be on experienced captain Finch, Khawaja, and the hard hitter Maxwell. Nathan Lyon has been given a go over Ashton Agar in the squad. Australia would surely miss the pace of Mitchell Starc but Jhye Richardson and Jason Behrendorff would be hoping to create difficulties for Team India.
Experienced and inform Indian team having won the recently concluded series against WI and the Asia Cup would eye another series win against Australia on the Australian soil in a course for their World cup preparation. Opener Rohit Sharma showed some good intent in the last ODI series he played here and would be looking to continue from where he left. While Kohli and other batsmen must be eying some scores to get themselves going before the World cup. Kuldeep Yadav would be India’s mystery weapon while Khaleel Ahmed would be hoping to get the game ahead of Chahal. Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar would be rearing to go against the Aussie side.
Sydney Cricket Ground wicket would be flat deck once again and it is expected to have a run feast in the first ODI.
Australia: Aaron Finch (capt), Alex Carey, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Siddle, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (capt), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (WK), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya/Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar,Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal/Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami