India won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 2023 with a 2-1 series victory against the hosts who had won the first two Test matches. To prevent India from winning the series, Australia defeated them in the third Test in Indore, but it was in vain as the Test in Ahmedabad ended in a draw.
India and Australia will now face off against one another for a three-match ODI series, which is slated to start on Friday, March 17. This follows the conclusion of the BGT. Speaking of the Australian ODI team, it has been announced that Steve Smith would continue to serve as captain throughout the series while Pat Cummins stays at home.
After Pat Cummins came home to care for his sick mother for the final two Tests of the 2023 Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Smith led Australia. Steve Smith will lead Australia in the forthcoming ODI series after the captain’s mum passed away. The Australian team appears to be all-rounder-heavy and features numerous returning players. Before to the ODI World Cup, the Kangaroos will attempt to field their strongest lineup possible, except the absent pacers. Together with David Warner’s comeback from injury, Ashton Agar also rejoins the team.
Talking in the same light, head coach Andrew McDonald of the Australian team came forward to give his take on the team composition that the visitors have seemed to prepare ahead of the ODI series. “We’ve got a couple of conversations around the balance of the team we want to play; we’ve gone in with a structure with eight batters to bat a little bit deeper; we’ve tried that. So there’ll be a mix of combinations as we lead into the World Cup. A lot of all-rounders have been picked in the squad, and they can all play for one team. So we’ve got to answer a few of those questions,” McDonald was quoted as saying by Cricket Australia.
Australia ODI squad vs India: David Warner, Travis Head, Steven Smith (c), Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa