Australia started their Indian tour on 24th Feb with a T20 International played at Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam. There will be 2 T20s and 5 ODIs to be played on this mini-tour. Five ODIs between the sides will give both the teams ample opportunities to fine-tune their combination for the upcoming world cup which starts from May 30 in England and Wales.
India had a highly successful tour of down under in December-January when they defeated Australia in a test series for the first time in their own backyard. They also had the better of Australia for the first time in a bilateral series which they won by a margin of 2-1. Australia was lent a huge blow when the speedster Mitchell Starc had to be omitted from the touring party due to injury. Kane Richardson was added in place of him.
Australians are on a high after they whitewashed India in the T20 series. Glenn Maxwell will be looking to carry forward his form and add another trophy to the cabinet of Cricket Australia. This is the last set of ODIs both teams are playing before they start their world cup campaign.
Australian have announced the teams for the T20s and ODIs:
Aaron Finch will be leading the side in both the formats.
Australia T20I Squad: Aaron Finch (Captain), Alex Carey, Shaun Marsh, Usman Khawaja, D Arcy Short, Pat Cummins, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Handscomb, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Ashton Turner.
Australia ODI Squad: Aaron Finch (Captain), Usman Khawaja, Alex Carey, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, D Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Jhye Richardson, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Kane Richardson, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa.
Australia Vs India 2019 Schedule, Venues, and Timings:
|Feb 24, Sunday||Australia vs India, 1st T20I||Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam||01:30 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL|
|Feb 27, Wednesday||Australia vs India, 2nd T20I||M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru||01:30 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL|
|Mar 02, Saturday||Australia vs India, 1st ODI||Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad||08:00 AM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL|
|Mar 05, Tuesday||Australia vs India, 2nd ODI||Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur||08:00 AM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL|
|Mar 08, Friday||Australia vs India, 3rd ODI||JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi||08:00 AM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL|
|Mar 10, Sunday||Australia vs India, 4th ODI||Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali||08:00 AM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL|
|Mar 13, Wednesday||Australia vs India, 5th ODI||Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi||08:00 AM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL|