Hyderabad, March 2: Australia has won the toss, here in Hyderabad, and they have decided to set to target for the hosts. This is the first of the five-match ODI series.
Jye Richardson misses out and Alex Carey has come in the Australian team. Ashton Turner, the Western Australia lad will make his debut in this match. Ashton plays for Perth Scorchers in BBL.
Aaron Finch: We will bat first. It looks like a dry wicket. Hopefully, we can post a big score. We want to keep improving all the time. We have made good ground in ODIs in the last 4-5 months. We have made very good progress. Alex Carey comes in our team, Jhye Richardson misses out.
For India, Leg Spinner Chahal has been given rest and Sir Jadeja has been included in the playing eleven.
Virat Kohli: We would have bowled first. We have done well chasing a lot in ODIs. And we wanted to back our strengths. This surface is going to be hard and it will be good to bat on. We want to continue what we did in New Zealand and Australia. Our intensity was top-notch and that's exactly we need here. A couple of things we need to work on in our middle-order. We want to up the scoring rate more in the middle overs. We are pretty balanced as a side. We are giving Chahal a break today so Jadeja comes in. We will rotate our wrist spinners. Rest, we have the same combination of 2 fast bowlers, Vijay Shankar, and Ravindra Jadeja to provide us the balance and give us depth in batting. Our top-order is same as we played in New Zealand.
Brace yourself, folks, its promises to be a cracker for a match