Mohammed Shami claimed five wickets, while four Indian batters struck half-centuries as India beat Australia by five wickets at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali in on Friday, September 22 in the first ODI of the three-match series.
Senior Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been handed an ODI comeback for the upcoming three-match home series against Australia, which will be played from September 22 to 27. Ashwin’s comeback was necessitated in the wake of an injury to left-arm spinner Axar Patel, who missed the Asia Cup final and won’t feature in the first two ODIs against Australia. His selection for the third ODI will be subject to fitness.
Australia beat India by 21 runs in the third ODI of the three-match series at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Wednesday, March 22. With the triumph, Australia claimed the series 2-1 and also became the top-ranked side in men’s ODIs. For India, it was their first one-day series loss at home since 2019.
Team India captain Rohit Sharma has blamed the team’s batters for the hosts’ defeat in the second ODI against Australia in Visakhapatnam on Sunday, March 19. The Men in Blue were bowled out for 117 in 26 overs as India succumbed to their biggest defeat in terms of balls remaining - 234 balls.
A clinical Team India beat Australia by five wickets in the first one-dayer of the three-match series at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday, March 17. Bowling first after winning the toss, India came up with an excellent performance to clean up Australia for 188 in merely 35.4 overs. India lost five wickets for 83 runs in the chase, but got home in 39.5 overs.
Reflecting on India’s nine-wicket loss to Australia in the Indore Test, captain Rohit Sharma opined that his batters did not do enough to challenge the opposition bowlers, allowing them to get on top. He, however, credited veteran Aussie off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who ran through the Indian batting line-up with figures of 8/64 in the second innings.
Team India captain Rohit Sharma has stated that stripping KL Rahul of the vice-captaincy does not mean anything. Rahul was named vice-captain for the first two Tests of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia. However, Rohit will be without a deputy for the remaining two Tests. The decision to strip Rahul as vice-captain has coincided with his struggles with the bat.
Indian wicket-keeper batter KS Bharat has opined that trusting defence is the key for batters to succeed in sub-continent conditions where there is plenty of spin on offer. According to the 29-year-old, it’s not impossible to survive in Indian batting conditions, adding that it is imperative to back your instinct.
Team India captain Rohit Sharma backed KL Rahul in spite of the latter’s continued poor form with the bat. Rahul was under pressure going into the Test series against Australia at home due to a string of low scores. He registered four failures in Bangladesh during the two-match series, while captaining the team in Rohit’s absence.