Virat Kohli shows confidence on two wrist spinners in team

Virat Kohli shows confidence on two wrist spinners in team

Kohli's primary agenda will be to start the series on a positive note, thereby end India's Australian jinx at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

The star spinners of the team, Ravi Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja has been rested for at least the first three games. You get flat pitches to bat on in ODIs and T20s. "There's a good chance he'll be filling the No. 4 spot", the Aussie skipper said.

The fact that coach Darren Lehmann has skipped the limited-overs tour to India to prepare for the clash against their old rivals only goes on to establish the importance, or the lack of it thereof, attached to the bilateral ODI series that begins with a day-night match at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday.

"I am not too concerned about the differences with Kohli".

Should the selectors have any doubts about playing Rahane, they have a ready-made alternative in KL Rahul.

Australia's recent ODI form has been atypically horrendous away from home. The visitors will certainly miss the services of Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood throughout the series but that will allow them to give maximum opportunities to players like Kane Richardson and Pat Cummins. All this and much more to look forward to when India take on Australia on the 17 of September, Sunday in Chennai.

As for the series itself, both teams are dependant on their stalwarts and both go in without two of the hardest hitting openers Shikhar Dhawan and Aaron Finch, though the latter may recover from his calf injury resting for a couple of games. According to Kohli, the only thing that matters is the performance on the field.

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Former captain Michael Clarke also saw a "carrot" for the Australians, who will topple South Africa from top spot in the ODI table if they can beat India 4-1. The last time India hosted Australia in an ODI series was in 2013 when scores in excess of 300 were a norm. He had a great series in West Indies and won the Man of the Series award. Finally with the debate ending, the team travelled up to Bangladesh for their first summer tour, a two-match Test series.

Two months later, India also defeated Australia in the Group Stage match in the 2016 World Twenty20 back at home. Thus onlookers now-a-days wait for India-Australia matches just like they wait for India-Pakistan matches.

Note: N/R and abandoned matches are neglected.

Virat Kohli's 27 ODIs wins from first 35 ODIs as a captain of India is a joint third-best by any captain.

As for Australia, Hilton Cartwright, who opened in the warm-up match against Board President's XI, is likely to share the duty with David Warner.

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Australia: Seven each by Ricky Ponting (25 matches), Andrew Symonds (15 matches) and Shane Watson (14 matches).