India vs Australia 2019 ODIs: Aaron Finch-led Australia has announced their XI for the first ODI and there are massive surprises. Peter Siddle, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff make it to the side for the SCG ODI. Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb along with Usman Khawaja would be the frontline batsman, whereas Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell will be the two allrounders. Nathan Lyon will be the sole spinner. The team looks to have a good balance which could trouble Virat Kohli-led Team India which will start favourites at SCG. Adam Zampa has not been picked which happens to be a surprise as he is their frontline spinner in limited overs cricket.
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The hosts will be under immense pressure to deliver after having lost the Test series. They have opted for new jerseys as well, similar to the ones used during the 1980s, hoping it would bring about a change in their fortunes.
“It’s pretty awesome actually,” Siddle was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au
“We found out the other day we were going to be in it, so the boys were a bit excited to get their pack and open up and check it out.
In an interview to ANI, Rohit said, “Over the years we’ve seen the kind of presence he has in dressing room & on field. With him being around, there’s calmness around the group, it’s also a bit of a help to the captain, also going down the batting order & that finishing touch is very important.”
Australia XI: Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (wk), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Lyon, Peter Siddle, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff.