Ind-Aus ODI series: Batsmen to watch out for

The fight to be the number one ODI team will see Australia and India renew their rivalry in the 7-match ODI series that starts from 13th October.

The fight to be the number one ODI team will see  Australia and India renew their rivalry in the 7-match ODI series that starts from 13th October. In the absence of the injured Michael Clarke, George Bailey will take over as Aussie skipper, while MS Dhoni will return in Indian colours. In our first part, we take a look at the batsmen, from both sides, who can change the result of this series:


Virat Kohli

The dashing right-handed batsman is one of the key players in the Indian team at the moment. Virat’s shot techniques are exquisite and his current run scoring form is just amazing. It will be a contest on the cricketing field when Virat Kohli walks out to bat against the Aussie pacers.

Yuvraj Singh

Written off by many, but here he is…back into the Indian ODI team. Yuvraj Singh‘s exile was short-lived as his terrific domestic form prompted the Indian selectors to get him back into the side. Yuvi loves playing against the Aussies and this might just be the moment the ‘Prince’ was waiting for!

Shikhar Dhawan

The Man of the Tournament at the ICC Champions Trophy, Shikhar Dhawan is every bowler’s worst nightmare. From the word go, Shikhar unleashes an array of shots that leaves an opposition bowler bewildered. The Oz bowlers surely will have his name on top of their hitlist.

MS Dhoni

Currently one of the best finishers in ODI cricket, Indian skipper MS Dhoni is still the most feared batsman. In over 226 ODI games played so far, Dhoni has amassed 7358 runs at an average of 51.45. If he sets in, the Australians will have tough times ahead.

Rohit Sharma

Mumbai batsman Rohit Sharma will be brimming with confidence with the laurels of CLT20 behind him. Sharma had a huge impact in the opening and with 7 ODI games in hand, a ton from his bat can be expected.


Shane Watson

The Australian vice-captain, Shane Watson can wreak havoc once he starts bludgeoning with the bat. The all-rounder is one of the most recognised names in the Australian top order and will be raring to take on the Indian bowlers.

Glenn Maxwell

All-rounder Glenn Maxwell who was with the victorious Mumbai Indians, will put on the national colours as he sets sights on winning the ODI series in India. Maxwell might have been well versed with the Indian conditions and that can help the Oz batsman on scoring runs.

Phillip Hughes

The south paw Phillip Hughes had a forgettable Test tour to India at the beginning of this year and will look to amend that by making more runs in the 50-over format of the game.

Aaron Finch

Indian bowlers will be familiar with Aaron Finch (plays with IPL team – Pune Warriors). Finch is known for his belligerent batting up the order and will leave no stone unturned to dismantle the Indian attack.

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