3 players who will play a big role in Team India's success in the ODI series against Australia

Team India is as of now in Australia for an overwhelming visit that will include three ODIs, the same number of T20Is, and four Test matches.

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Team India is in Australia to play three ODIs, three T20Is, and four Test matches. The series starts with the first of the three one-day games in Sydney on November 27. The second match will be played at the SCG, on November 29, followed by the last ODI at Manuka Oval, Canberra on December 2.

The last time Team India visited Australia in 2018-19, they secured the three-match ODI series 2-1. Subsequent to losing the first ODI in Sydney in spite of Rohit Sharma's splendid century, India retaliated with Virat Kohli's century and MS Dhoni's fifty to guarantee a win in the second ODI at Adelaide. Yuzvendra Chahal's 6 for 42 and Dhoni's unbeaten 87 saw Team India guarantee the series at Melbourne.

These 3 players could be important for Team India in the ODIs against Australia:

1. Shikhar Dhawan

In Rohit Sharma's absence, there will be an extra obligation on veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan to perform. The left-hander had a great IPL 2020 in which he scored up 618 runs in 17 games at a strike rate of 144.73.

Dhawan broke records by turning into the first batsman to hit consecutive hundreds in IPL. Aside from two centuries, Dhawan likewise scored four half-centuries in the competition and played an important part in Delhi Capitals' success in the IPL 2020.

Dhawan, however, will be anxious to act in Australia, as he oversaw just 55 runs in three ODI innings at an average of 18.33 and a strike rate of 73.33 the last time. This could be his last visit to Australia in Team India jersey, so there would be an additional inspiration for Dhawan to perform well.

2. KL Rahul

KL Rahul glanced in the wonderful form most occasions he went out in the middle. His consistency verged on the incredible. He was not part of Team India's ODI squad that visited Australia in 2018-19, yet has been selected vice-captain, which is a great jump.

Rohit Sharma's absence for the one-dayers additionally implies Rahul is probably going to open the innings. This gives a brilliant occasion to the gifted batsman to repeat his class on the enormous stage against one of the hardest international rivals.

3. Jasprit Bumrah

He may have barely passed up winning the Purple Cap this season. However, Jasprit Bumrah once more plays a heavy role in Mumbai Indians' fifth IPL title. He took 27 wickets in 15 matches at a strike rate of 13.33 and a brilliant economy rate of 6.73.

Bumrah's varieties weren't working. It appeared as though teams had gotten a hang of how to play India's champion bowler. His achievement in IPL 2020, however, has demonstrated something else. Nonetheless, Bumrah will confront a harder test in Australia. Initiating Team India's pace assault in the one-dayers, he should convey for the visitors to establish a critical impression with the Aussies.

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