The first match of the 3-match ODI series between India and Australia will be played on Friday (March 17). Before the start of this match, there was a coin toss between the two teams. Indian captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and decided to bowl. Before the match started, Australia got a big shock. The visiting batsman is out of the series. Steve Smith, the captain in charge, gave this information during the coin toss.
Who is that player?
The Australian player who got out of the India vs Australia ODI series is none other than Alex Carey. Speaking at the toss, captain Steve Smith said, “We are ready to bat first. Alex Carey is sick. So Josh English is playing in his place.” Speaking further, he said, “With David Warner still not fully fit, Mitchell Marsh will be seen batting in his place.”
Both captains in charge of the match
In the first ODI match, both the teams are led by the captain in charge. Rohit Sharma will not play in the first ODI due to family reasons. So, Hardik Pandya is leading the team in his place. Additionally, Australia captain Pat Cummins is also out of the series due to family reasons. So Steve Smith is leading the team in his place. (cricketer Alex Carey has been ruled out of the ODI series against India due to illness)
Playing XI of both the teams
Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya (captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Siraj, Mohammad Shami,
Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith (captain), Marnus Labuchen, Josh Inglis (wicketkeeper), Cameron Greene, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa