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India vs Australia virat kohli KL Rahul, Sri Lanka Ajinkya Rahane M A Chidambaram Stadium australia latest news on indiavs australia match ODI in srilanka Kohli also feels that apart from Rahul who is batting at an unfamiliar No 4 position each and every player in the team needs to be flexible
Melissa Porter | 17 September, 2017, 06:57

But, here is the quandary: Rahane was Man-of-the-Series in West Indies while Rahul, despite his good start across formats, failed to nail down his place in Sri Lanka. Moreover the format of the game also eliminates the threat of Indian spinners which does not include the duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja atleast for the first three ODIs. I open in T20Is, I would do that any day if there is a guy in the middle order whose strengthen it.

Both batting units have some quality, but it's the quality of bowling that separates the two teams.

Australia's potency in the ODI game gives India the chance to put their abilities through the toughest test of their home stretch yet. Looking at No. 4, it is Manish Pandey or KL Rahul. With Shikhar Dhawan released from the squad to be with his ailing wife, Rohit's importance becomes all the more important at the top. Their actual overseas campaign in any form of the game begins when they go to South Africa early next year when they play four Tests, five One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 matches.

4 scalps needed by Mohammad Shami to overtake Virender Sehwag (94) in India's ODI bowlers' list.

Chennai: Australia have wrapped Mitchell Starc, the most potent of their pace quartet, in cotton wool with their focus firmly on the upcoming Ashes.

"Steve Smith is a wonderful player as well and I have no doubt that he will end up with another great series".

The first ODI between India and Australia will be played at MA Chidambaram stadium, Chennai. While the Aussies had a Test Series experience last time, New Zealand featured in both Test Series as well as limited overs cricket. According to Kohli, the only thing that matters is the performance on the field. Both Australia and New Zealand also toured India in 2016-17 season, both of them losing the series.

While Rohit said that it was up to the individual to find the right way to manage his schedule, he was personally not for taking a break from playing.He had missed the bulk of India's home season previous year, including the Test series against England and Australia, with a thigh injury. But as another series beckons, both the sides hope to get their acts right, without crossing the line. However, it was not enough as India clinched the game and the seven-match series 3-2 with two matches being abandoned.

Note: N/R and abandoned matches are neglected. Now we're backing Jinks at the top of the order. Only Australia (868) and England (827) have played more.

Virat Kohli's 27 ODIs wins from first 35 ODIs as a captain of India is a joint third-best by any captain. But Rohit Sharma, who only returned to the Indian side for Champions Trophy after missing the series against England and Australia, believes it is up to the players to manage the workload.