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5 Australian players to watch out in the ODI series against India

November 26, 2020

Written By,

Ankit Seth

The all-time classic clash between India and Australia will see its legacy continue on November 27. This will be India’s first ODI match in 9 months, prior to the COVID-19 break. Players from both countries have recently played in IPL 2020. After a decent hiatus, they are set to get back to work.

Here is a list of 5 Australian players to watch out for in the upcoming ODI series:

David Warner

The Australian opener is undoubtedly one of the finest batsmen currently. With his batting heroics for SRH, Warner showed that he still oozes class. Warner boasts an impressive scoring record against India, smashing 838 runs in just 19 matches overall. With a batting average of 49.29, Warner could prove deadly if not handled carefully.

Steve Smith

Arguably the best test batsmen for quite a while, Smith has also impressed with some outstanding ODI batting displays. An unorthodox player, Smith is well known to get inside the bowler’s mind and shake them mentally. Smith, like Warner, has an impressive ODI record against India. In just 18 matches, Smith has smashed an insane 907 runs with an astonishing average of 60.26.

Mitchell Starc

The Aussie bowler is ready to run riot against India. Mitchell Starc was unable to play IPL 2020 as he was preparing for the T20 World Cup. Now that the tournament has been postponed, Starc has adequate time to recover for the ODI series. The left-arm bowler has played 11 matches against India, picking up 16 wickets in total.

Adam Zampa

Zampa has troubled Kohli on quite a few occasions in the past. Zampa has outwitted Kohli on 5 occasions in his ODI career. With such an exceptional record against the Indian Skipper, Australia relies on Zampa to deliver the goods. Kohli’s wicket could turn the tides in Australia’s favor. In his ODI career, Zampa has picked up 85 wickets in just 58 games. An economy of 5.56 shows how immensely important could be to the team.

Glenn Maxwell

After enduring a dismal run in the IPL this season, Maxwell would look to make quite the return. With only 108 runs in 13 games in IPL 2020, Maxwell was one of KXIP’s flop players this season. However, Maxwell is looking to revive himself, and the ODI series against India could be the perfect opportunity to do so. Maxwell has scored 746 runs in 25 games against India.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth