After South Africa defeated Australia 2-1 in the recently concluded ODI series, the hosts now face the daunting task of facing one of the top team in ODI cricket, India for a three-match ODI series.
New Australia ODI captain Aaron Finch has said that he seeks inspiration from Virat Kohli led Indian side, as Australia prepares for the bilateral series and the 2019 World Cup. Australia will be without Steve Smith and David Warner, whereas India is coming off a 3-1 drubbing of West Indies at home under Kohli.
Australia will host India for a two-month long series, comprising three T20Is, four Tests and three ODIs. The ODI series will start in January of 2019.
"You look at the way India play, they're generally quite conservative in that first 10 and then really solid through that middle 30 overs where they rotate the strike, they lose minimal wickets and then load up at the back end," Finch said as quoted by cricket.com.au.
“I don't think it's all about going head-on and smacking it all out attack the way that England play, but I think if you can mix and match and find what best fits your batting seven. It's about finding our balance and finding what works best for us as a one-day team," he said.
"I think it'd be naive and ignorant to think every team can play like that or every team can play like India. There's two totally different ways to go about it but they've both been ultra-successful in the last couple of years," the Australian skipper added.