|Carlton Mid ODI Tri-Series 2015|
ScheduleSunday, 18 January 2015 at 03:20 GMT / 03:20 UK / 08:50 IST
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground
Team Australia continued their brilliant form they exhibited in the Test series against India and clinched the opening match vs. England with bonus points in the Carlton Mid One-Day International Tri-Series. The Englishmen were bowled out for 234 runs in 47.5 overs and the Kangaroos reached the target while blasting 7-235 with 10.1 overs to spare. The hosts will take over India in the next encounter and a tough fight is anticipated between the two strong teams. Both teams have played 115 ODIs, the Aussies have an edge by winning 66, the Men in Blue grasped 40 and 9 of them ended without any result.
David Warner blasted his third ODI hundred, posted 127 runs as an opener and Steven Smith chipped in with 37 while Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, George Bailey and Glenn Maxwell form a strong batting unit. Mitchell Starc along with James Faulkner were the main wicket takers with 4 and 3 whereas Watson, Pat Cummins and Xavier Doherty are compatible bowlers.
Rohit Sharma is the highest run getter in the ODIs as he hammered 264 runs vs. Sri Lanka at Eden Garden, Kolkata on November 13, 2014. Virat Kohli was the supreme batsman of India in the recently concluded four Test series and hammered 692 runs at an excellent average of 86.50 comprising 4 hundreds and one fifty. Murali Vijay, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan and MS Dhoni can shatter any best bowling attack of the world on their day. Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja and Ishant Sharma are capable of defending their scores.
Sunday, January 18, 2015 @ 03:20 GMT, 14:20 local at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
A fair weather with the temperatures around 13-20ᵒC.
The winning captain will prefer to bat first.
The wicket proved to be equally vital for the batsmen and bowlers in the third Test played between Australia and India recently that concluded as a drawn game.
Australia – George Bailey (C), David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Brad Haddin, James Faulkner, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty.
India – (From) MS Dhoni (C), Ravichandran Ashwin, Stuart Binny, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Dhawal Kulkarni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Akshar Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ishant Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav.
There will be a tough fight between two teams and Australia can win the match.