India vs Australia: Visitors arrive in Chennai to play limited overs series of 5 ODIs and 3 T20Is

The Australian ODI squad will commence training on Sunday, ahead of a 50-over warm-up game in Chennai on 12 September followed by the first ODI at the same venue on 17 September.

IANS, Sep 09, 2017 21:42:04 IST

Chennai: The Australian cricket team arrived in Chennai late on Friday night ahead of their limited overs tour of India.

Fresh from a 2-1 win in their recent Test series in Bangladesh, the Australians will play five One-Day Internationals (ODI) and three Twenty20 Internationals (T20I) in India.

File image of Australian cricket captain Steve Smith. PTI

File image of Australian cricket captain Steve Smith. PTI

The Australians had seemed extremely vulnerable against spin bowling during the Bangladesh tour, specially during the their defeat in the second Test in Chittagong. That was their first ever Test defeat to Bangladesh.

The visitors from Down Under will be keen to put that behind them and redeem themselves with some good performances against India.

"Skipper Steve Smith leads a contingent of seven players, who were involved in the recently concluded tour of Bangladesh, who arrived on Indian soil on Saturday, joined by vice captain David Warner, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Patrick Cummins, Glenn Maxwell and Matthew Wade," Cricket Australia said in a statement on their official website.

"They joined their teammates who had travelled from Australia and arrived on Friday evening – Aaron Finch, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, James Faulkner, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Marcus Stoinis and Travis Head.

"The ODI squad will commence training on Sunday, ahead of a 50-over warm-up game in Chennai on September 12," the statement added.

With head coach Darren Lehmann taking a break ahead of the Ashes, Australia will be guided by his assistant David Saker during the tour.

Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council have confirmed the limited-overs tour of India will not be affected by the new rules which come into force later this month.

According to the schedule released by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday,the Australians will play a warm-up match against a Board President XI team in Chennai on 12 September followed by the first ODI at the same venue on 17 September.

Kolkata will host the second ODI on September 21 followed by Indore (24 September), Bengaluru (28 September) and Nagpur (1 October). The T20Is will be hosted by Ranchi (7 October), Guwahati (10 October) and Hyderabad (13 October).

Updated Date: Sep 09, 2017 21:42:04 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254