The first ODI between India and Australia will be played on March 17.
Shubman Gill and Mohammad Siraj are running in excellent form
New Delhi. After defeating Australia in the Test series, Team India has geared up for ODIs as well. The first match of the series will be played between the two teams on Friday. In the absence of Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya will lead the team in the first ODI. In this series, the figure of 21 can be overwhelming for the Kangaroos. We are talking about Shubman Gill and fast bowler Mohammad Siraj. Both of them have played 21-21 ODIs for India so far. Both the players are in amazing form at the moment.
Opener Shubman Gill, who was included in the team after KL Rahul’s poor performance, grabbed the opportunity with both hands and hit a brilliant century in the Ahmedabad Test against Australia. Gill has emerged as a dangerous ODI player in the last few years. Shubman has so far scored 1254 runs in 21 ODIs at an average of more than 73. This includes 4 centuries and 5 half-centuries. During this, his strike rate has been 109.80.
Shubman Gill scored 476 runs in the last 4 matches. This includes a total of 3 centuries including a double. Gill played an inning of 116 runs in the third ODI against Sri Lanka. He scored a double century (208) against New Zealand in Hyderabad. In the last ODI of the series against the Kiwis, Shubman Gill scored 112 runs while playing another excellent innings.
Siraj is spewing fire
Fast bowler Mohammad Siraj has taken 38 wickets in 21 ODIs. He is the number 1 bowler in the world in this format. At present, Siraj is spewing fire with his high speed balls. It will not be easy for the Australian batter to face them. Siraj has taken 14 wickets in his last 5 ODIs. He took 9 wickets in 3 matches against Sri Lanka. In the New Zealand series, Siraj took 5 wickets in 2 matches.
FIRST PUBLISHED : March 16, 2023, 20:03 IST