India is set to play 3-match ODI series against Australia at Mumbai, Rajkot and Bengaluru. In recent time, only Australia has dominated the Indian side in India. Both teams clashed in a 5-match ODI series in 2019 and Aussie side had clinched it by 3-2.
Meanwhile, both teams are in a winning run. India ended the year 2019 with ODI and T20I series wins against West Indies. The tour was followed by 3-T20I series against Sri Lanka which was India’s first series in 2020. Men in blue started the year with 2-0 series win over Sri Lanka. Australia team had ended 2019 with 3-0 test series win against New Zealand. Series against India will be their first series in this year.
Ricky Ponting Predicted Result
This is going to be a tough series for both sides as compared to their recent series. Both teams are having big names in their respective squads. However, former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has named the clear winner of the series. The 45-year old feels that the Aussie side is going to dominate India once again.
Ponting replied to a fan who asked him to predict the result of the series. Ponting wrote, Australia will be full of confidence after an excellent World Cup and a great summer of Test cricket but India will be keen to redeem themselves from the last ODI series loss against Australia. Prediction: 2-1 Australia,”
I think he'll do a great job for Australia in the middle order. He's a very good player of spin, a very good runner between the wickets, gun in the field and can bowl some handy leg spin so the overall package is very appealing https://t.co/AUaDdU9yWL
— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) January 12, 2020
Marnus Labuschagne whose incredible form in test cricket has earned him an ODI call-up will be player to watch out for. One fan asked Ricky Ponting about Labuschagne’s future in limited-overs cricket. Punter replied, “I think he’ll do a great job for Australia in the middle order. He’s a very good player of spin, a very good runner between the wickets, gun in the field and can bowl some handy leg-spin so the overall package is very appealing.”