Australia will begin their much-awaited home season with a full-fledged blockbuster series against India. The men in yellow’s summer will get underway with the first of the three ODIs in Sydney on Friday. While Australia’s rank in the One-day arena remains on the slightly lower side, they would be in confidence following their series victory in England in September.
Unlike anticipated ahead of the Test series that the hosts might pick a second-string line-up, all the first-choice players will take the field. There would also be the likes of Moises Henriques and debutant Cameron Green coming into the fray at some stage. Aaron Finch’s men would be keen to kickstart the season ecstatically to build confidence keeping in mind the Test series a month later.
We take a look at Australia’s predicted XI ahead of the first ODI against India:
Aaron Finch (c):
Aaron Finch, who has captained the limited-overs outfit for more than two years now, enjoyed a reasonably good run in ODIs this year. In ten matches, Finch has 424 runs at 47.11 with one century and three fifties. The Victorian, who endured a forgettable run in IPL 2020, would be keen to begin the series on a positive note.