KL Rahulwho struggled to find form in the Border-Gavaskar series that led to his elimination in the third and fourth Tests, scored 75 points unbeaten patiently and helped the home team overcome the water home.
Jadeja, playing ODI cricket after nearly eight months due to a knee injury and subsequent surgery, recorded an unbeaten run of 45 in the 188 chase on Friday. He also bowled a tight spell and returned the number 2/46 to be declared ‘Player of the Match’.
With India hosting the ODI World Cup later this year, a Rahul in good form and a fit Jadeja will be valuable assets, and the three-match series will help selectors gauge their progress. this duo.
India will try to take a 2-0 lead in the series and also try to make amends with batman, after they struggled at 4/39 and then 5/83, before Rahul and Jadeja met at the bend to help the home team win with 61 spare balls.
Rohit Sharma’s return to captaincy duties is sure to bring solidity to the top order, which has crumbled to the pace and variations of agile Australian player Mitchell Starc.
The three-stroke hit of the lanky left hand from the start put India under enormous pressure, with Virat kohli (4), Suryakumar Yadav (0) and Shubman Gill (20) left the field in quick succession after Marcus Stoinis made his mark early by knocking out Ishan Kishan in three runs.
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Indian smashers are sometimes shy of quality lefties, and facing Starc in the remaining two games will help them practice well in home conditions, with a lot of practice efforts. focused on preparing for the World Cup in October-November.
With Sharma set to open, Kishan is likely to make way for the regular captain.
First ODI: Shami, KL Rahul burn India to win over Australia
While not much should be read about Kohli and Gill’s below-average scores in the first ODI, Suryakumar Yadav’s inability to find his mojo in an over-50 format is cause for concern.
A looter with Batman in T20I, Suryakumar is clearly still finding his feet in the ODI. He didn’t score fifty in all five ODIs this year. Surya has now played 15 ODIs (13 innings) with no score exceeding 50.
However, there is no timeline for the return of Shreyas Iyer, India will continue to audition for the role of Suryakumar for the role in 4th place.
India’s bowling was stellar in Mumbai with speed athletes Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj slamming on the speed-friendly Wankhede court. But the Kuldeep Yadav wrist camera failed to impress.
However, team management is not expected to modify the bowling lineup, with Pandya serving as the third finisher in Mumbai.
The weather forecast for the second ODI is sporadic thunderstorms through at least the first half, which also means tempos players from either side can swing the ball if conditions are windy.
Australia wants to try different combinations in the series. On Friday, they join with four all-around players — Mitchell Marsh, Cameron Green, Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell — and are still unable to cause much trouble for India, which should worry the captain. Steve Smith.
As an interim opener in the absence of David Warner, Marsh got off to a quick 65-81 start but Australia lost in the middle rounds, losing 129/2 to 188 all ahead of pace quality in Mumbai. The visitors have lost six shots in a meager 19 runs despite having a deep hitting formation, which they will try to improve on.
Smith and Marnus Labuschagne may have encountered ‘difficult’ pitches in the Test series but pitches for ODI in India are generally hitter-friendly and both Australian mainstays to be expected will do more than that.
Smith has yet to pass the 50-time mark so far on this tour of India. For someone who already has a mountain of games against India, the Australian reserve captain will be looking to end the drought.
Australia’s fast bowling game looks great in Mumbai, with Sean Abbott closing in on the Indians with tight lines and Green and Stoinis also joining in.
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra JadejaKuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohd Shami, Mohd Siraj, Umran Malik, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Jaydev Unadkat.
Australia: David Warner, Travis Head, Steven Smith (c), Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa.
(With input from PTI)