India vs. Australia ODI Series 2023: Schedule, Squads, How to Watch, and More..

India vs. Australia ODI 2023: India and Australia Set to Clash in Exciting ODI Series

     The highly anticipated three-match One Day International (ODI) series between India and Australia is set to kick off on September 22, 2023. This series holds immense significance as it serves as a crucial preparation ground for both teams ahead of the ODI World Cup 2023, scheduled to start on October 5. Here’s a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about this thrilling cricket showdown.

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When and Where to Watch:

     The ODI series will take place over three exciting matches. Here are the details:

     Schedule

  • First ODI:

    • Date: September 22, 2023
    • Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
    • Time: 01:30 pm IST
  • Second ODI:

    • Date: September 24, 2023
    • Venue: Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
    • Time: 01:30 pm IST
  • Third ODI:

    • Date: September 27, 2023
    • Venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
    • Time: 01:30 pm IST

     All matches will be Day/Night fixtures, with start times at 01:30 pm IST.

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How to Watch:

     Viewers around the world can catch all the ODI action between India and Australia through various platforms:

  • India: The matches will be live-streamed on JioCinema, and the live telecast will be available on Viacom TV channels, including Sports18 in English, Colors Cineplex in Hindi, Colors Tv Tamil in Tamil, Colors Bangla Cinema in Bengali, and Colors Kannada Cinema in Kannada.

  • Australia: Fans can watch the live action on Fox Cricket (Foxtel Go: Channel 501).

  • United Kingdom: TNT Sports 1 will broadcast the matches, with the first ODI scheduled for September 22.

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SQUADS:

      R. ASHWIN IS BACK:

     India ODI Squad for First Two Matches:

  • Captain & Wicketkeeper: KL Rahul
  • Vice-Captain: Ravindra Jadeja
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Shubman Gill
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Tilak Varma
  • Ishan Kishan (Wicketkeeper)
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Washington Sundar
  • R Ashwin
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Mohd. Shami
  • Mohd. Siraj
  • Prasidh Krishna
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India ODI Squad for Third and Final ODI:

  • Captain: Rohit Sharma
  • Vice-Captain: Hardik Pandya
  • Shubman Gill
  • Virat Kohli
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • KL Rahul (Wicketkeeper)
  • Ishan Kishan (Wicketkeeper)
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Axar Patel
  • Washington Sundar
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • R Ashwin
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Mohd. Shami
  • Mohd. Siraj

Australia ODI Squad:

  • Captain: Pat Cummins
  • Sean Abbott
  • Alex Carey
  • Nathan Ellis
  • Cameron Green
  • Josh Hazlewood
  • Josh Inglis
  • Spencer Johnson
  • Marnus Labuschagne
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Tanveer Sangha
  • Matt Short
  • Steve Smith
  • Mitchell Starc
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • David Warner
  • Adam Zampa
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      Race for No.1 Ranking Heats Up as India and Australia Clash Ahead of World Cup:

     As the Asia Cup 2023 concludes, the competition for the No.1 ranked ODI side intensifies, with India and Australia, two of the top three teams, set to engage in a thrilling bilateral series. Let’s delve into how this series could impact the race for the top spot in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup rankings.

     Current Rankings:
  • Pakistan: Despite an early exit from the Asia Cup 2023, Pakistan retains the No.1 spot.
  • Australia: After a series loss to South Africa, Australia missed the opportunity to claim the top ranking.
  • Head-to-Head Record:

    • Matches Played: 146
    • India Wins: 54
    • Australia Wins: 82
    • No Result: 10
     Australia’s Perspective:
  • Current Ranking: Third
  • Current Rating: 113
  • Upcoming Fixtures: India (September 22, September 24, September 27)

     Australia’s dream of becoming the No.1 ranked team at the start of the World Cup was dented by their series loss to South Africa. To achieve this, they must aim for a clean sweep against India. If they win the first two matches, they can temporarily claim the top spot, but the final ODI will be pivotal in deciding the No.1 ranking.

     India’s Perspective:

  • Current Ranking: Second
  • Current Rating: 115 (114.659)
  • Upcoming Fixtures: Australia (September 22, September 24, September 27)

     India stands poised to seize the No.1 ranking by defeating Australia in the series starting on September 22. A victory in the first ODI could propel them to the top spot across all three formats. Fresh from their Asia Cup triumph, India has a chance to dethrone Pakistan as early as the first ODI in Mohali.

     Like Australia, India’s upcoming series against Australia will play a pivotal role in determining the pre-World Cup No.1 ranking. If India avoids a whitewash but loses the series, Pakistan will retain their top position. Conversely, a 3-0 loss to Australia will drop India to third place while elevating Australia to the summit. The battle for No.1 promises to be intense as these cricket giants clash on the field.

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      Key Highlights:

  • This ODI series holds immense importance for both teams as they aim to fine-tune their squads before the ODI World Cup 2023.
  • India is riding high on confidence following their Asia Cup 2023 victory, where they dominated Sri Lanka.
  • Australia is returning to action with key players like Pat Cummins, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, and Mitchell Starc declared fit after recovering from injuries.
  • The teams have a history of intense competition, with Australia having won 82 out of 146 ODIs against India, while India has claimed victory in 54 matches.

     Final Thoughts:

     The India vs. Australia ODI series promises thrilling cricket action, with both teams aiming to make their mark ahead of the ODI World Cup. With an array of talent and seasoned players on both sides, cricket enthusiasts around the world are eagerly awaiting this showdown. Make sure to mark your calendars and tune in to witness the excitement unfold on the cricket field.

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      Ticketing Details:

  • For fans looking to attend the matches in person, tickets can be purchased from the Paytm Insider app and website using the following links:

Ticket Price:

  • Ticket prices for the 1st ODI in Mohali start at Rs 3000, going up to Rs 20,000.
  • Tickets for the 2nd ODI in Indore are sold out.
  • Ticket prices for the 3rd ODI in Rajkot start at Rs 1500, going up to Rs 15,000.
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