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KL Rahul on Winning Toss in 1st ODI vs Australia: Indian stand-in captain KL Rahul says there are a few boxes that we need to tick and the boxes that we’ve ticked we need to keep doing it better after winning the toss in 1st ODI against Australia.
- Australia has won six of the seven ODIs they have played in Mohali.
- In the last four ODIs where he’s batted, Jadeja has scored a total of 43 runs. His record against Australia could do with some improvement too; in 28 innings against them, Jadeja has 515 runs at an average of 24 and a strike rate of 74.
- Pat Cummins hasn’t played an ODI since November 2022.
- In Mohali, Ashwin has picked only two wickets in the 29 overs he’s bowled in ODIs here
- KL Rahul averages 19 as captain in ODIs.
KL Rahul on Winning Toss in 1st ODI vs Australia
In the absence of Rohit Sharma, BCCI named KL Rahul as the stand-in captain of the Indian cricket team for the 1st ODI vs Australia.
The Australia tour of India 2023 will be played in two sets and the ODI series will be played before the Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. The 5-match T20I series of the Australia tour of India 2023 will resume after the World Cup 2023 completion.
The 3-match ODI series will lay a foundation for team India in their preparation for the ODI World Cup 2023.
The first game of the Australia tour of India 2023 will begin with an ODI game on September 22 at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali. Prior to the game, Indian head coach Rahul Dravid opens on Ashwin-Iyer’s comeback for Australia ODIs.
After winning the toss, Indian stand-in captain KL Rahul said “We’ll bowl first. Historically a good chasing ground, that’s about it. There are a few boxes that we need to tick and the boxes that we’ve ticked we need to keep doing it better. One more challenge, the best team in the world so good to play against them. They are a very competitive team so we’ve enjoyed playing against them. It’s always a great challenge”.
Australia Playing XI
David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis(w), Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Short, Pat Cummins(c), Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa
India Playing XI
Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w/c), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami