Virat Kohli said that it does not make any sense when people say the heat is on and they are fighting for one spot. I think that sends a wrong message and people should stay away from that. We are happy the way all the three are playing and we have the world class players in the team. With Kohli’s statement during the press conference indicated that all the three can play together in the playing eleven. The way Shardul has performed with the bat and bowl against Sri Lanka will be included in the side as he has earned the spot by showing performance. Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami have come back after taking a break from T20’s against Sri Lanka.
When last time Australia visited India, they lost the first two ODI’s but won the next three matches and won the series 3-2. In that series, there was no Smith and Warner.With the inclusion of Steven and David and Marnus Labuschagne, it seems to be a great contest as their inclusion will give more solidarity in the batting. Kangaroos were also expecting the due in the match and they were seen practicing with the wet balls a couple of days ago.
Both the teams have a solid batting line up and a good bowling attack and they are good in the fielding department as well. It will be one of the best series if not the best in the New year in 2020.
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India
Date: Tuesday, 14th January, 2020
Match Result : Australia can win the match
Here are the probable playing XI:
India: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Ashton Agar, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa.