India and Australia meet in the first of a three-game ODI series, starting on September 22. Both teams enter this series on the back of some intensely contested games. While India ended up winning the Asia Cup 2023 tournament on the back of some dominant performances against the likes of Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Australia had an exciting five-match ODI series against South Africa, which although they lost, would give them a world of confidence. This series is also very important for both teams in the context of the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023 as it would give a clear indication as to how they may shape up for the marquee tournament. Mitchell Starc, Glenn Maxwell Ruled Out of IND vs AUS 1st ODI 2023; Steve Smith Set to Return.

Australia would start the series on the back foot as they would be without two of their key players--Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Starc. Given India's susceptibility to left-arm pace, someone of Starc's caliber would have certainly posed a threat. On the other hand, we all know what Maxwell can do when he gets in. The positive development though, is that Pat Cummins is back from his wrist injury and would be in action in this series. India too would be without many senior players, the likes of which include skipper Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. With an eye to keep them fresh for the ICC World Cup 2023, they have been rested and will be back only in the third game of the series. India also would see the return of Ravichandran Ashwin, who will look to make a point and book his berth in the ICC World Cup 2023 squad. BCCI Announces SBI Life as One of Its Official Partners for Domestic, International Seasons From 2023–26.

India vs Australia Head-to-Head in ODIs

India and Australia have had quite a rivalry in ODIs so far with both teams having their fair share of glory and agony. Out of the 146 games that have been played so far, Australia have won 82 matches as compared to India's 54. Ten matches have ended in no result.

India vs Australia 1st ODI 2023 Key Players

Shubman Gill
Mohammed Siraj
KL Rahul
Pat Cummins
Marnus Labuschagne

India vs Australia 1st ODI 2023 Venue and Match Timing

The India vs Australia 1st ODI will be played at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. The match will begin at 1:30 pm IST (Indian Standard Time).

India vs Australia 1st ODI 2023 Live Streaming and Telecast

Viacom18 has bagged media rights of the BCCI meaning that they will be providing live broadcast as well as streaming for all of the Indian team's home matches. Sports 18 English, Colors Cineplex Superhits Hindi, Colors Kannada, Colors Tamil and Colors Bangla will provide live telecast of this match. Fans can also watch live streaming online of this match on the JioCinema app and website for free.

IND vs AUS 1st ODI Probable Playing XIs

India: Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav/Tilak Varma, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami and Prasidh Krishna

Australia: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins (c), Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Sep 21, 2023 06:03 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website