After drawing T20I series and winning first ever Test series in Australia, India will look to carry the momentum into the three-match ODI series that starts in Sydney on Saturday. World Cup is just 4 months away and both teams will make their team plans keeping an eye on this mega event. India will be without their star bowler Jasprit Bumrah who is rested for this series and in his absence Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed and Kuldeep Yadav will be the key bowlers.
In batting, India's middle order batsmen Kedhar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik etc have a good chance to cement their world cup spots. On the other hand, Australia will look to return on winning ways after a disappointing 2018 and will hope that the return of Usman Khawaja, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon will bring positive results.
All the major stats and facts ahead of the first ODI between Australia and India in Sydney :
1. Head to Head -
|Venue||Mat||Won by AUS||Won by IND||Tied||NR|
At Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney -
Australia - ODIs - 130, Won - 85, Lost - 39, NR - 6
India - ODIs - 19, Won - 5, Lost - 13, NR - 1
1 - MS Dhoni needs 1 more run to complete 10,000 runs for India in ODIs. He will be the fifth player after Sachin Tendulkar (18426), Sourav Ganguly (11221), Rahul Dravid (10768), and Virat Kohli (10232).
1 - Bhuvneshwar Kumar needs 1 more wicket to become the 19th Indian bowler to take 100 wickets in ODI cricket.
4 - Both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have scored 4 hundreds each in ODIs in Australia and both have also scored more than 1000 ODI runs there.
65 - Shikhar Dhawan needs 65 more runs to become the 13th Indian player to achieve the milestone of 5000 ODI runs.
66.38 - Rohit Sharma's batting average against Australia in ODIs - the highest for him against an opponent in ODIs.
2008 - India haven't won an ODI at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney since their CB Series final win in March 2008. Since then they have lost 3 ODIs and 1 was ended in a no result.
2010 - Peter Siddle will play his first ODI after more than 8 years. He last played ODI match against Sri Lanka in November 2010.