The Indian squad for three One-Day Internationals against Australia in January 2019 was declared few days back. Virat Kohli will be leading Men In Blue in the ODIs just like he did in t20s and tests. India has been great on this Australia tour winning two tests with Sydney to go.
Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant is not included in the ODI squad that means MS Dhoni will be seen behind the wickets and Dinesh Karthik is the second wicket-keeper choice. Three ODIs against Aussies and then 5 One Day Internationals against New Zealand will be the crucial matches for Men In Blue as these games will help to prepare for cricket world cup in May-June.
Dhoni’s form is a concerned area for team India as he’s not been in good form if we look at the past two-years of limited overs. Middle order is the major concern part for 2011 world cup champions as Kedar, Rayudu and MSD haven’t been tested on major occasions. Top order is settled with Rohit, Rahul, Dhawan and Kohli.
India must look to work with the batting order and remove middle-order woes. Bowling squad is prepared well for these ODIs against Australia series beginning from January 12. Shami, Bhuvneshwar, Bumrah have been superb with all-rounders Hardik and Jadeja in the squad.
Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne to host three-ODI matches between India and Australia on 12, 15 and 18 January respectively. Let’s have a look at the Indian squad for these ODIs.
India ODI Squad for Australia 2019
Virat Kohli (Captain), KL Rahul, MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami.
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