The Australian Cricket team arrived in Chennai today for the limited overs matches against team India starting from 17th September. Before the first ODI match at Chennai, Australia will play a warm up match against Board President XI to be played at M Chidarbam Stadium, Chennai on 12th September.
Aaron Finch, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, James Faulkner, Nathan Coulter Nile, Marcus Stoinis and Travis Head came from Australia on Friday. The five time world champions finished the test series against Bangladesh that was drawn 1-1. Bangladesh won the first match at Dhaka by 20 runs. Australia came back strongly to draw the series 1-1 after winning at Chittagong by 7 wickets.
Steve Smith was joined by their teammates David Warner, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Pattrick Cummins, Glenn Maxwell and Matthew Wade who joined the rest of members. It promises to be a cracking series between these cricketing powerhouses. In March this year, Steve Smith came to India for a four match test series and played a great series with Men in Blue winning the test series 2-1.
Australia will be looking to produce good performances in the limited overs series. The first ODI match starts on 17th September at Chennai, 2nd ODI to be played at Eden Gardens on 21st September, 3rd ODI at Indore on 24th September, 4th one at Bengaluru and the final ODI takes place on October 1st in Nagpur. The three T20 matches will be played at Ranchi on 7th October, second one at new stadium Guwahati on 10th October and the final T20 match to be played on 13th October at Hyderabad.
India are currently in great form whitewashing Sri Lanka 5-0 in their own den. Australia last played an ODI during the Champions Trophy 2017 against England. With most of Australian players taking part in IPL, it should not be a problem for Steve Smith led side to know the conditions.
Australia and India are same on points but due to decimal points, the 5 time champions are 2nd in the rankings. Last time Australia played an ODI series against India in India, the Men in Blue won the seven match ODI series 3-2 under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.