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Battle-hardened Australia look to end India's home-run

17 September 2017, 06:54 | Randall Craig

Battle-hardened Australia look to end India's home-run

Battle-hardened Australia look to end India's home-run

A formidable Australian side is all set to take on an inspired Indian outfit in the first One Day International (ODI) in Chennai, on Sunday. India have won 6 out of 11 matches. Out of the 144 ODIs that the two sides have played, India has managed to win only 40 matches while eight yielded no result. Notably, the Men in Yellow have not yet been beaten (4 wins in as many matches) at the iconic venue, which had been waiting for ODI cricket for nearly two years. Australia had emerged triumphed with a 4-1 win in the 5 match ODI series. The Australians are treating him as a serious threat, even recruiting the services of a left-arm leg-spinner from Kerala to practice in the nets leading up to this first ODI.

For Australia, Aaron Finch has been ruled out of the first three matches due to an aggravated calf injury. Chasing 351 for victory in the fifth ODIof the seven-match series vs Australia in 2009, Tendulkar towered over the rest of the Indian batsmen - who registered seven single-digit scores - as well as his opponents, scoring an unbeaten 175 out of India's 347.

Smith feels the Chennai surface is likely to be full of runs and highlighted the importance of big runs from the top order. The skipper has been in top form off late with a renewed discussion saying that yes he can beark Sachin Tendulkar's record. And also the players involved in the series, you know, that becomes more exciting and players are more pumped up to win games and outdo each other. Kohli said they won't be treating any series differently. So I think it going to be very good for the batsmen, lots of run to be scored. In case skipper Kohli prefers to give Jadeja, who has been resting for a while, some time to get back into the groove, he has the option of playing both the wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. "Once you get that balance with given that player more chances then he gets more confident of his role in the team".

Head coach Ravi Shastri reiterated that Dhoni will be on the plane to England in 2019 and Singh believes it's unfair that a player, who has captained the national team to 2011 World Cup, 2007 World Twenty20 and 2013 Champions Trophy glory, would face such questions.

The chinaman has delivered an astounding performance in the Tour of West Indies and then again in the Sri Lanka series too.

Geoff Marsh of Australia cricket team in action during the World Cup Group A match against Indian cricket team at MA Chidambaram Stadium on October 9, 1987. They have got Kuldeep Yadav in their squad and he is likely to play.

"It's the ideal time to experiment", said Singh, who will take charge of Bloem City Blazers in the South African T20 Global League later this year.

"Hopefully we can keep him quiet as much as possible, and if we do that, it can go a long way in having some success on this tour".

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