Australia vs India 2018, 1st ODI Live Cricket Streaming: The stage is set for the last leg of India’s Australia tour when Virat Kohli and Co. will take on the dispirited hosts in the three-match ODI series. The 1st ODI will be played on January 12, Saturday at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney. The hosts have already announced their playing XI, with Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis and the right-arm pacer Peter Siddle making a comeback to the side after so long. On a high after the maiden Test series triumph on Australian soil, India has been hit by an unsavory off-field controversy due to Pandya and K L Rahul’s controversial comments on women on a TV show, which has raised many questions on Indian Cricket team’s culture. But, Kohli, on the other hand, said controversial comments made by Pandya and Rahul which has left them facing a suspension, are not acceptable and the personal opinions are not the view of the India team. Also Read - Sachin Tendulkar to Virat Kohli, Sardar Singh to Abhinav Bindra: India's Sporting Community Pays Tribute to 'Rare Role Model' Balbir Singh Sr.
Meanwhile, Kohli also made it clear that the team is not stressed about Pandya as they have already got a replacement in form of Ravindra Jadeja. So, the question is who will be in India’s playing XI? Will Kohli be going with three frontline spinners? Well, the case looks strong for Ravindra Jadeja as far as Sydney’s pitch and his recent form are concerned. Moreover, Kohli will stick to Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma in the opening. At one-down, without any doubt, he will play and on No. four Ambati Rayudu seems to have cemented his place. But, there’s a doubt for No. five, MS Dhoni or Dinesh Karthik? Dhoni has not been able to give a finish to India since past few matches and he might not be given priority as Karthik has kept on performing and has played some match-winning knocks also. Also Read - Dean Elgar Willing To Succeed Faf Du Plessis As South Africa’s Test Captain, Says Leadership Comes Naturally to Me
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1. MS Dhoni: He is making a comeback after a very long time in the international cricket, he was sidelined in the T20I series also, where his replacement Rishabh Pant gave the expected results and had a fairy-tale Test series. So, this series will be crucial for ‘Thala’ to stamp his authority as he has not been in the best of form lately to ensure he makes a strong case for himself to get picked for the upcoming World Cup 2019.
2. Kuldeep Yadav: The X-factor! He got a chance to play in the final Test at the same ground and made the most out of it by picking up a five-wicket haul in his maiden Test on Aussie soil. He has been impactful in the away series with the white-ball also, be it England series or Ireland series. So, he is the player to watch out for in the whole ODI series as he might trouble the Aussie batsmen.
3. Virat Kohli: He is the world’s best batsman and is on fire in both Tests and ODI as he finished on top of the list of highest run-getter in the year 2018. Will he be able to dominate in 2019 also? Coming off with a historic Test series win, he will be boosted up for the ODIs and will be looking to have a perfect start to the New Year.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 1st ODI between Australia and India from Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney:
When and at what time will the 1st ODI between Australia and India will start?
The 1st ODI between Australia and India will be played on January 12, Saturday at 7:50 AM.
Where is the 1st ODI Test between Australia and India will be played?
The 1st ODI between Australia and India will be played at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.
Which TV channels will broadcast the live coverage of 1st ODI between Australia and India?
The1st ODI between Australia and India will be broadcasted live on Sony Sports network in India.
How to watch the free online live online streaming of 1st ODI between Australia and India?
The free online live online streaming of 1st ODI between Australia and India will be available on Sony Liv app and Jio TV.
What are the playing XIs of 1st ODI between Australia and India?
India (Probable Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ambai Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Khaleel Ahmed, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
Australia (Confirmed Playing 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.