India vs Australia 1st ODI free & paid live streaming on tv and online: Kick off time, team news, match information
India will look to fine-tune their World Cup preparations in the three-match ODI series against an under-fire Australia, beginning in Sydney on Saturday. Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul has provided a big distraction for the Indian team by making “inappropriate” comments on women during a TV show.
In the build-up to the first ODI, skipper Virat Kohli underlined that the team management is still waiting for a decision to be made regarding a ban or punishment to be meted out to the two players. The team management didn’t announce a shortlist for this game, as is now the norm, and will wait to hear from the BCCI on the two players’ availability. Considering the enormity of this developing situation, it is unlikely that both Pandya and Rahul will be available for at least the first ODI.
Rahul was unlikely to get a go owing to both his poor form and the presence of a well-settled opening pair in Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. The bigger question though is regarding Pandya’s absence, for the all-rounder provides crucial balance to the ODI side with his ability to bowl 10 overs as well as bat in the middle order.
Match: AUS vs IND, 1st ODI
Competition: India tour of Australia, 2018-19
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)
Address: Moore Park Rd, Moore Park NSW 2021, Australia
What TV Channel: BT Sport, BT Sport 1 HD (Uk), Fox Sports, Seven Network (AUS), Sony Six, Sony Six HD, SONY TEN 3, SONY TEN 3 HD (Ind)
Live Stream: LMI Sports (World Wide free)
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2019
Kick off: 2:20 AM GMT
Aaron Finch (captain), Alex Carey (wk) Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Lyon, Peter Siddle, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff.