India v Australia 1st ODI 2019: 5 things to know

The Opening match of ODI five match series between India and Australia to be played at Hyderabad on March 2, 2019, 1:30 PM IST.

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India /Australia ODI Series starts 2 March,2019 (Image via BCCI.TV screencap)
India /Australia ODI Series starts 2 March,2019 (Image via BCCI.TV screencap)
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India will be taking on the visitors after losing the T20I series. Kohli and his men will try to sharpen their skills against a formidable opponent. It will be the final chance before the World Cup 2019 in the UK.

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Ace Indian Wicket Keeper MS Dhoni suffered an injury while practicing and his playing is in doubt.

MS Dhoni suffered an injury while practicing at the nets. He was hit on his elbow by a ball by a team’s support staff member Raghavendra.

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Hyderabad pitch is slow and could aid bowlers

The Hyderabad pitch is slow and has aided the bowlers in the past. The weatherman has predicted that the skies over Hyderabad will be partly clouded and the temperature will be around 30’s.

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National team's New Jersey released ahead of the Australia ODI series

The brand new Jersey of the Indian ODI team was released by deputy captain Rohit Sharma and veteran MS Dhoni. The jerseys also display the dates of past victories of the team in the two 50-over World Cup victories and Twenty20 World Cup triumph.

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