In a do or die situation Indian team will take on Australia in the 5th One-Day match of 2015 Carlton mid ODI tri-series on 26 January at Sydney cricket Ground. This day is special for both the nations as India celebrates Republic Day and Aussies celebrate Australia Day. The Australia vs India Sydney ODI match is scheduled to begin at 14:20 local time and 8:50 IST. Live streaming of match can be watched online on starsports.com.
Australian cricket team has already reached to the final of triangular series by winning previous match against England. They are looking to give opportunities to other players who haven’t appeared in the series or maybe coming back from injuries. David Warner will be opening for sure after replacing Shaun Marsh. George Bailey is also returning in the team after completing one match ban. Cameron White will be out to make way for Bailey.
Mitchell Johnson may also get back in the Australian side if he is fit before the match. Mitchell Marsh is also expected to make entry in the final playing 11 for tomorrow’s match. Coach Darren Lehmann mentioned that batting order can be changed. Australia have won their previous five One-day matches.
This is a do or die match for Indian team as they lost their previous games against England and Australia. IND is at the bottom of points table, hence if they want to qualify for the final India needs to win against Australia and better for them if they can win it by bonus point. Just before the match India has got big blow as Rohit Sharma is out from the match as he is not fully fit. So again Rahane and Dhawan to open for India in the match.
The good thing for Indian team is that captain MS Dhoni has indicated that Ravinder Jadeja and Ishant Sharma are now on the path to get fit and possibly these guys will be available for tomorrow’s match. Ishant has bowled in practice session so it is expected that he’ll play Sydney ODI. India needs to bat well to win over Australia as in previous match batting order collapsed and lost the game against England.
Expected Playing 11s
|George Bailey (Captain)||MS Dhoni (Captain)|
|Aaron Finch||Ajinkya Rahane|
|Gurinder Sandhu||Shikhar Dhawan|
|David Warner||Virat Kohli|
|Steven Smith||Suresh Raina|
|Glenn Maxwell||Ambati Rayudu|
|Brad Haddin (wk)||Bhuvneshwar Kumar|
|Mitchell Starc||Axar Patel|
|James Faulkner||Umesh Yadav|
|Josh Hazlewood||Stuart Binny|
|Xavier Doherty||Ishant Sharma|
The live match updates and score can be taken from espncricinfo.com