India Playing in the World Cup Super League in New Jersey
World cricket, which has been suspended since March due to the deadly coronavirus, returned to the field in July. This time, Team India returned to the next international cricket. Virat Kohli has taken to the field to play in the first match of a three-match ODI series on Australian soil in New Jersey. With that, India started playing in the World Cup Super League for the first time in new jersey.
Hosts Australia won the toss and elected to bat first in the first ODI of the three-match series on Friday (November 26). This is Australia’s first home match against Corona. Earlier, Australia played ODI and T20 series in England.
India wants to continue its ODI series winning streak on Australian soil. On the other hand, Australia wants to return to the series-winning streak against India.
India last played an ODI series on New Zealand soil in February. The one-day series against South Africa began on home soil in March, but the first match was canceled due to rain and then the entire series was canceled due to Corona’s outburst.
India won the three-match series 2-1 in the last tour of Australia. That was India’s first bilateral series win on Australian soil. However, many of those series in January 2019 are not in the Indian team this time. Apart from Rohit Sharma and Mahendra Singh Dhoni who said goodbye to cricket due to injuries, many have lost places in the team due to off-form.
On the other hand, Australia wants to win all the matches of the World Cup Super League series at home. They have already played ODI and T20 series in Corona on English soil. Despite winning the ODIs in the three-match series, they have lost the T20s.
However, Australian coach Justin Langer said the experience of playing a series in the bio-safety zone would be useful against India. “We have had success in the series against England. This time the main goal is to win the series on their own soil. All eyes are on all the matches of the series. Because it is part of the World Cup Super League. If you lose one match here, the points will be lost. We want to get full points.
India ODI XI
Virat Kohli (captain), Lokesh Rahul (co-captain and wicketkeeper), Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Rabindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami, Navdeep Saini, Jaspreet Bumrah, and Chahal.
Australia ODI XI
Aaron Finch (captain), David Warner, Steven Smith, Marnus Labushan, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wicketkeeper), Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Jampel and Josh Hudge.