The first ODI between India and Australia is being played today at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Many celebrities have arrived to watch this match. One of them is Thalaiwa i.e. South Superstar Rajinikanth. Dressed in a white t-shirt and black pants, Rajinikanth was seen sitting with Mumbai Cricket Association president Amol Kale. Rajinikanth is known for his love of cricket. He often attends international cricket matches in Chennai.
Team India's regular captain Rohit Sharma is not playing in this match. In his place, India's all-rounder Hardik Pandya is holding the captaincy. Although Hardik Pandya has held the captaincy in T20Is, he is the captain in the ODI format for the first time. With this, he became the 27th player to lead India in ODI cricket. At the same time, he has joined the list of legends like Kapil, Dhoni, Kohli. He also won the first toss of his ODI captaincy.
The Indian team won the toss and invited the Australian team to bat first. Confirming this decision of his captain, the team's star bowler Mohammad Siraj gave Australia the first blow in the second over. He clean bowled Travis Head. Travis Head scored 5 runs off 10 balls with the help of a four. Smith and Marsh then added 72 runs for the second wicket. He scored 22 runs off 30 balls with four fours.
Then Mitchell Marsh contributed an unbeaten 57 off 53 balls. Eight fours and three sixes were hit in this innings. At the same time, Marnus Labuschen is playing at 8 runs. At the same time, the team's score is 104 for 2 after 17.2 overs. While bowling for India, captain Hardik Pandya and Mohammad Siraj have taken 1 wicket each.
Playing XI of both the teams for the first match –
India: Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya (captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Siraj, Mohammad Shami
Australia: Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith (captain), Marnus Labuschagne, Josh English (wicketkeeper), Cameron Greene, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Shaun Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa