India vs Australia 1st ODI: The first match of the three ODI series between India and Australia will be played on 17 March. This match between the two teams will be held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Team India’s spirits are high after defeating the Kangaroos 2-1 in the Test series. In such a situation, the Indian team would like to win the first ODI and take an edge in the series. Australia’s spinner Adam Zampa can become a threat to India in this ODI series. His bowling figures since the 2019 Cricket World Cup are astonishing. Anyway, Virat Kohli, the former captain of Team India, has a lot of difficulty in facing Zampa’s bowling.
Zampa took the most wickets
Australian spinners Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy and Matthew Kuhnman, who rocked Test cricket against India, have returned to Australia. Now the onus of spin bowling in the ODI series is on Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar. If seen from the past few years, Australia’s Zampa has been the most successful spinner in ODIs. Since the 2019 Cricket World Cup played in England, he is the first spinner of ICC Full Members to have taken the most 62 wickets. He has done this charisma in 37 matches. Meanwhile, he took wickets at a strike rate of 24.7 and his economy was less than 5. In almost three years, no spinner from Full Member countries could take more wickets than Zampa. He was a part of Dubai Capitals in the recent ILT20 played in Dubai. In this league, he was the joint highest bowler taking 9 wickets.
regular captain absent
In the first ODI played between India and Australia, the regular captains of both the teams will not be seen on the field. Pat Cummins left the Test series midway and returned to Australia after his mother’s death. He will not be a part of the ODI series. In his place, Steve Smith has been made the captain for the ODI series. At the same time, Team India captain Rohit Sharma will not play in the first match. He is out of the first ODI due to personal reasons. Although Hitman will be available in the remaining two matches. Hardik Pandya will captain Team India in place of Rohit in the first ODI.