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Photo Gallery: 5 players who will impact Australia vs India ODI series

Jan 08, 2019, 14:57 PM IST

Virat Kohli is currently the number 1 batsman in the current ICC ODI rankings which makes him one to watch out for. Though he didn't perform as per expectations in the Test series, he still has a lot of fire in him which can ignite the whole series. The Indian captain lit up the series when India last toured Australia in 2016 scoring 381 runs at an average of 76.20 in 5 innings at a strike-rate of almost 100. His overall record also speaks volumes about his love for playing against Australia. Having scored over 1182 runs at an average of 51.39, Kohli gives Australia a valid reason to fear him. The 30-year-old batsman has always accepted the challenge of playing in Australia and performing his best at any cost. (Image Courtesy: Reuters)


Adam Zampa, who made his Australian debut back in 2016 ended up becoming the leading wicket-taker in ODI cricket that year. His Test spot has been taken by Nathan Lyon but he has proved to be really effective in limited overs cricket. This leg-spinner who has an action which reminds us of Shane Warne, troubled the Indian batsmen during the T20I series. His red hot form can also be seen in the ongoing Big Bash Legue. In the 5 games he has played so far for his team Melbourne Stars, he has picked five wickets at an economy rate of just over 6 which is a huge achievement for a spinner in T20 cricket. (Image Courtesy: IANS)


Rohit Sharma, often referred to as the 'Hit-Man' of cricket enjoys an ability to smash sixes easily which has been a key factor behind his success. His elegance with the bat always improves when he plays against Australia. He scored his first ODI double hundred against Australia in 2013. He has been the 'Man of the Series' twice out of the last three ODI series played against Australia. He was the leading run-scorer with 441 runs at an average of 110.25 with a strike rate of 101.64, during the last ODI series in Australia. (Image Courtesy: Twitter/@ICC)


Marcus Stoinis will provide the much needed balance to the Australian line-up. His ability to attack down the order with an average of above 40 will be crucial for Australia with the likes of David Warner and Steve Smith missing out. He can prove to be a good finisher and if required also can bat up the order. Batting is just one part of his skill set. His medium pace bowling will be really helpful for Australia which has a young and inexperienced bowling attack with players like Jhye Richardon and Billy Stanlake. His economy rate of 6.05 in this modern era proves his ability to bowl in an accurate manner. (Image Credits: Twitter/@CricketAus)


Kuldeep Yadav is currently ranked No 2 in the ODI rankings for bowlers. The chinaman bowler is second only to his fellow team-mate Jasprit Bumrah. Since, Bumrah has been rested from the ODI series, it will be a chance for Yadav to spear-head the Indian bowling attack. His recent 5 wicket haul in the last Test was largely due to the inability of the Australian batsmen to pick him up. Whether it was his Test debut where he picked up four wickets on the first day in Dharamshala against Australia or the hat-trick he took at the Eden Gardens, he has always excelled. He has shown that against opposition in all three formats, he is the one who always has the last laugh. (Image Credits: Twitter/@BCCI)

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