Australia to Tour India in Feb-March: Full List of Matches, Venues


Cape Town - If ever there was a sign that Australian cricket had taken a major leap backwards in recent years, the retro outfit they have chosen to wear for the upcoming ODI series against India would be it.

Aussie pacer Peter Siddle, who is making his comeback into the ODI team, said that the players are excited with this new look.

The ODI series will begin on March 2 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. The shortest-format games will begin at 7 pm (IST) while the 50-over-format games will begin at 1.30 pm (IST). The second ODI will be contested in Nagpur on March 5, Tuesday, while Ranchi will host the third ODI on March 8, Friday. The venues for the last two ODIs are Mohali and Delhi. For years, Indian teams travelling to Australia failed to win Test matches regularly but Virat Kohli's men rewrote history with a stunning show against arguably one of the greatest bowling attacks in world cricket today. India won the series 2-1.

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The kit designed for the upcoming ODI series resembles that which was worn by Allan Border's Australians in 1986. He is slated to be replaced by Mohammed Siraj.

It was bright and sunny on Wednesday as the likes of MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, Kedar Jadhav, and Ambati Rayudu sweated it out at an optional training session with batting coach Sanjay Bangar, but they had to change their plans on Thursday. On Wednesday, Dhoni, Dhawan, Jadhav and Rayudu were seen practising ahead of the first ODI.