The first ODI of the three-match ODI series between India and Australia is to be played at the Sydney Cricket Stadium. There is no Rohit Sharma in this tour with India, so their lack of Indian team can be missed in the opening. For now, we will tell you about the opening pair, who can open for India in the first ODI.
India has 5 opening options
The Indian team has a total of 5 options after batting openings in this ODI series. Where the team has experienced opener Shikhar Dhawan. At the same time, the team also has KL Rahul running in form. On this tour, the team has also taken young players like Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill and Sanju Samson, who can handle the responsibility of opening.
Mayank and Dhawan pair can start innings
Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan pair can start the innings for the Indian team. KL Rahul can get a chance to play at number-5. KL Rahul also batted at the number-5 position on India’s tour of New Zealand. At the same time, Shubman Gill and Sanju Samson are finding it very difficult to get a chance in the playing eleven.
Indian captain Virat Kohli will be seen playing at number 3. At the same time, the responsibility of number 4 will be on the shoulders of Shreyas Iyer. Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja can be seen batting on the number-5 and number-6 positions.
This is how India’s batting order can be
Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jaspreet Bumrah
If the Indian team plays the first ODI with this playing XI, then the chances of the Indian team winning will be very good. This Indian team looks very balanced.