India vs Australia 1st ODI: Predicted Playing XI, Team Line-up, When and where to watch, Time in IST, Virat Kohli vs Aaron Finch, Who will win the match

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Virat Kohli's Team India will take on Aaron Finch's Australia in the first ODI at the Sydney Cricket Ground.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Australia vs India, 1st ODI: India will take on Australia in the first ODI at the Sydney Cricket Ground, in Sydney on November 27 at 9:10 AM IST.
 

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Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini

Virat Kohli: It's important to start well as a team, we need to start strongly and set the momentum for the matches ahead. The preparations have been nice, we got some valuable time (on account of the quarantine). Mayank Agarwal will open - Manish Pandey, Shubman Gill, Shardul Thakur, Natarajan and Sanju Samson are the five players missing out.

Aaron Finch: We will bat first. Great to have cricket back in Australia, to play in front of crowds will be nice. The wicket looks good, hopefully, we can put runs on the board and defend. Steve Smith is back, he replaces Mitchell Marsh

Preview

A new world and a different shade of retro blue awaits a circumspect Team India which re-enters the international arena without a white-ball colossus in Rohit Sharma, facing the might of a menacing Australia in the first ODI on Friday.

The absence of an injured Rohit Sharma will certainly leave a gaping hole at the top of the order, something that skipper Virat Kohli wouldn’t have fancied at the onset of a gruelling two-month tour.

India vs Australia: New faces, renewed hopes for Men In Blue

Virat Kohli: Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami workload will be monitored

Ahead of the first ODI against Australia in Sydney on Friday, India captain Virat Kohli stressed on the challenges and mindset of the power-packed limited-overs side, fans in the stadium and the workload of Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah.

India Predicted Playing 11:

1) Shikhar Dhawan

2) Mayank Agarwal/Shubman Gill

3) Virat Kohli (C)

4) Shreyas Iyer /Manish Pandey

5) KL Rahul (WK)

6) Hardik Pandya

7) Ravindra Jadeja

8) Mohammed Shami

9) Jasprit Bumrah

10) Yuzvendra Chahal

11) Shardul Thakur/Navdeep Saini

K.L. Rahul: My batting position will vary depending on the format

Former India fast bowler Irfan Pathan feels Ishant's absence could hurt India as he is a seasoned campaigner who can generate the required bounce on Australian wickets.

Australia Predicted XI

1) Aaron Finch (C)

2) David Warner

3) Steve Smith

4) Marnus Labuschagne

5) Glenn Maxwell

6) Alex Carey (WK)

7) Marcus Stoinis

8) Pat Cummins

9) Josh Hazlewood

10) Mitchell Starc

11) Adam Zampa

Ind vs Aus: Split camps no concern for ODI preparation, says Wade

Squads:

India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (vice-captain & wicket-keeper), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur

Australia: Aaron Finch (Captain), David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Cameron Green, Moises Henriques, Andrew Tye, Daniel Sams, Matthew Wade (wicketkeeper).

Match Starts: 9:10 am IST