India should settle on a troublesome decision between KL Rahul‘s consistency and Shikar Dhawan’s experience when they take on an impressive and full-quality Australia in the first ODI of a three-series on Tuesday in Mumbai.
The high-voltage competitions that fans appreciate will be back as Rohit Sharma’s polish will be set in opposition to David Warner while the Virat Kohli versus Steve Smith duel will continue vigorously.
Indian Pacers are ready to attack:
India’s dangerous pace battery driven by Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Navdeep Saini is prepared to test the Australians with unique varieties.
Then again, IPL’s costliest foreign star Pat Cummins, the shrewd Kane Richardson, and the ever-reliable Mitchell Starc will strive to make life difficult for Kohli and his men.
Alex Carey’s batting and flawless glove-work will pit against Rishab Pant’s energy.
The youthful Marnus Labuschagne, who has had some outstanding performances in Test cricket, might want to duplicate his form in the shorter formats of the game.
For India, the primary concern will be to choose between Dhawan and Rahul.
Rahul is streets ahead of Dhawan, Rohit Sharma is at the peak of his form but Dhawan has had a sensational record in white-ball cricket against the Aussies
Truth be told, in their last match in the ODI World Cup, it was Dhawan’s amazing hundred that gave Indians the impetus.
But Dhawan, from that point forward, was injured several times. He additionally lost his from just in time to regain a semblance of it by scoring 50 in the last T20 against Sri Lanka.
During World Cup, KL Rahul batted at No.4 as a stop-gap arrangement, however with Shreyas Iyer making the space his very own with a string of good scores, it will either be Dhawan or Rahul in the playing XI at the Wankhede.
Vikram Rathour had said about the team:
“It’s a decent difficulty to have. Rohit is a conspicuous decision obviously. Them two Shikhar and Rahul are playing great. Shikhar has done well in ODIs (and) Rahul is in incredible structure. The administration will plunk down and settle on the decision. I don’t consider it to be an issue and one of them should sit out, with the alright goal,” batting mentor Vikram Rathour had said on Sunday.
The Wankhede track is typically a belter and India certainly will not opt for two wrist spinners, considering the torrid time they had when these two teams met during the last home series in March, which India lost 2-3.
Kuldeep Yadav, who has had a hat-trick against Australia, is probably going to be favored over Yuzvendra Chahal.
It looks likely that this will be Kedar Jadhav’s last ODI series for India, except if the diminutive Pune right-hander comes up with something special.
A couple of good scores will be needed to prevent Ajinkya Rahane and Suryakumar Yadav from being considered when the Indian team for the ODI series in New Zealand is picked on January 19.