India vs Australia 2017: India's predicted playing XI for the 1st ODI
After the drubbing handed to Sri Lanka in the Test and ODI series, the focus moves towards Australia’s tour to India. The 5 match ODI series is set to begin on September 17 at the M Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
The hosts are riding high on confidence after their tour to the Island nation and will be looking to continue their winning streak against a weakened Australian line-up. On the other hand, Steve Smith’s side is coming off a 1-1 series draw against Bangladesh and will be looking to register their first ODI series win in India since 2009.
However, they will have their task cut out as Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, and Aaron Finch are all sidelined due to their injuries.
The Men in Blue go in with a full strength squad apart from Shikhar Dhawan who will be absent for the first three ODIs.
Let’s take a look at India’s predicted XI for the first ODI.