Australia have defeated India by 34 runs in the 1st ODI in Sydney
They become the first team in cricket history with 1000 international wins across all formats
— Cricingif (@_cricingif) January 12, 2019
Following Story was posted prior to the beginning of first ODI between India and Australia at SCG
Amidst an unwanted controversy stirred by Hardik Pandya and Lokesh Rahul’s derogatory comments at a TV Show which eventually caused their suspension from Cricket, India is still favourite to vanquish Australia in the ODI series as well.
India has already made a history in Australia by becoming the first Asian Team to win a Test series there, and now their next quest is to unnerve Aussies in ODIs also.
The two teams will wrestle at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) for the first One Day International (ODI) on Saturday.
For ODI series, India’s premier bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been rested while as abovementioned Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul won’t be available as well.
Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have both been suspended following comments made by the pair on the Indian talkshow ‘Koffee with Karan’. The pair will fly back to India and will be suspended until an inquiry into their behaviour takes place #cricket
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) January 11, 2019
However, yet with the return of MS Dhoni and Shikhar Dhawan as main entrants in the ODI Squad, India looks a really formidable unit.
Like the Test and T20 formats, India’s ranking in ODIs also remains atop but only lower to England. Whereas Australia is in the re-building process and ranked sixth.
Having lost the just concluded Test series, Australia would probably still be feeling under siege, finding it difficult to break the shackles.
Contrary to current scenario, Australia still upholds a dominance over India in ODIs. Australia’s ODI record against India is summarized as 42-28 with 42.85 winning percentage.
But Australian record at the SCG is even better against India as out of 16 ODIs between them, the former won 13. Though last time when they met at Sydney on January 23, 2016, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan along with Centurion Manish Pandey steered India to six-wicket victory.