So it’s Aaron Finch who has won the toss and has elected to have a bat first in the first ODI of the five-match series. The Hyderabad wicket looks to have some assistance for the bowlers as it is generally on the slower side, but the Australian captain believes that piling up the big runs can put the pressure on the Indians, as the wicket tends to get slower in the latter stages.
Aaron Finch: We will bat first. It looks like a dry wicket. Hopefully, we can post a big score. We want to keep improving all the time. Alex Carey comes in our team, Jhye Richardson misses out.
Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff
Virat Kohli: We would have bowled first. This surface is going to be hard and it will be good to bat on. We want to continue what we were doing in New Zealand. We are pretty balanced. We are giving Chahal a break today. We would rotate our wrist spinners. Our top-order is same.
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
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