India vs Australia, 1st ODI: When and where to watch, coverage on TV and live streaming

India and Australia resume their rivalry when the two face-off in the first ODI at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai on 17 September.

FirstCricket Staff, Sep,16 2017

Chennai: Despite steamrolling Sri Lanka over three cricket formats 9-0 in their last tour, India will know all too well that Australia would be a different proposition altogether when the two sides renew their acquaintance in the first of the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday.

India were all over the hapless Sri Lankans in the latter's own den without having to break a sweat. Virat Kohli and Co won all the three Test matches, five ODIs and one-off T20 international to return unblemished.

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But the hosts will face stiffer competition from Australia simply because of the quality of players the visitors posses.

Even without their pace spearheads Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood ruled out due to injuries, the Steve Smith-led side has the likes of Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar to trouble the Indian batsmen.

It won't be smooth sailing for the visitors, though, by any stretch of the imagination.

At home, India have been rampant over the past year or so, winning against New Zealand and England 3-2 and 2-1 respectively in the 50-over format.

The Indian batsmen have been in good form with veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni also finding himself among runs in Sri Lanka. Not having Shikhar Dhawan for the first three ODIs is a blow as the southpaw has been among runs in all formats lately.

Ajinkya Rahane is expected to take his place at the top of the order along with opener Rohit Sharma. KL Rahul is also an option.

When and where is the first ODI between India and Australia being played?

India will play Australia in the first ODI at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on 17 September.

Where do I watch the India vs Australia clash live?

The match will be broadcast live on television on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1HD.

When will live coverage of the match start?

The live broadcast of the match will start at 1.30 pm IST.

Where can I follow the match online?

The match will be streamed online on

With inputs from IANS.

Published Date: Sep 16, 2017 | Updated Date: Sep 17, 2017

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4969 124
2 South Africa 3888 111
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
6 Sri Lanka 4058 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 6386 120
2 India 6680 119
3 England 6320 115
4 New Zealand 6404 114
5 Australia 6012 113
6 Pakistan 4811 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 2262 126
2 Pakistan 2843 124
3 India 3385 121
4 England 2029 119
5 West Indies 2538 115
6 South Africa 2238 112