Australia vs India - 1st One-Day International Preview & Prediction

Captains Aaron Finch and Virat Kohli

Captains Aaron Finch and Virat Kohli

This latest controversy, coming immediately in the wake of India's triumph in the Test series in Australia, has once again split the BCCI and the CoA.

Where will the 1st ODI between India and Australia be played?

The legal unit also emphasised the need to appoint an ad hoc Ombudsman to probe the episode in which Pandya and Rahul made a few crass remarks about women in a TV show - Koffee with Karan anchored by Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar.

The under-fire players have been suspended pending an inquiry into their sexist comments on a TV show, ruling them out of the three-match ODI series against Australia beginning Saturday in Sydney.

"It is imperative that players be put under suspension till further course of action is decided for this misconduct as was done in case of (BCCI) CEO (Rahul Johri) when he was sent on leave on sexual harassment matter", read Edulji's response to the legal opinion.

Asked about the incident ahead of India's one-day series against Australia, India skipper Kohli said: 'From the Indian cricket team point of view, any inappropriate comments that are made in that scenario are something that we definitely don't support.

The 26-year-old has played 13 ODI's for India, with an average of 35.22 and a top score of 100 not out. Jasprit Bumrah has already been rested for this series, as well as the tour of New Zealand, and this allows the think-tank to conduct one final experiment with their bowling attack.

Both Pandya and Rahul appeared on Koffee with Karan a show which encourages stars to open up about their personal lives, which aired on January 6, as India wrapped up a convincing Test victory over Australia in Sydney. India may go in with Kuldeep Yadav as the only spinner in the side. Only Manish Pandey's fighting hundred in the final ODI had saved India from a 5-0 scoreline. It is expected to be hot here this afternoon and the pitch looks as it should, so we should be in for tons of runs. When two quality players (Hardik and Rahul) are not featuring, it affects the balance of the side. We are always looking to improve.

Australia announced their eleven on Friday, with Peter Siddle set to play his first ODI in eight years.

India (from): Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami.

Recommended News

  • Toyota recalls 1.3 million vehicles in the US

    Toyota recalls 1.3 million vehicles in the US

    Takata was forced to file for bankruptcy protection in June 2017 before the firm was acquired by Key Safety Systems in April 2018. The Associated Press reports that the inflators can explode with too much force and hurl shrapnel into drivers and passengers.
    Sevilla 'ready to end interest in Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata'

    Sevilla 'ready to end interest in Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata'

    He has been receiving criticism from fans and analysts because of his inconsistency to put the ball past the net. Morata's representatives will speak with Atletico over the next 48 hours, as they look to agree a deal.
    Harbhajan on Koffee with Karan row: Hardik, Rahul have lost their reputations

    Harbhajan on Koffee with Karan row: Hardik, Rahul have lost their reputations

    Rahul answered saying, "up to the woman" while an outspoken Hardik said: "Nahi nahi aisa kuch nahi hai, talent pe hota hai". It's all about talent. "This was expected and I am not surprised", the off-spinner, who has over 400 Test wickets, said.
  • Person driving blindfolded crashes while playing the 'Bird Box Challenge'

    Person driving blindfolded crashes while playing the 'Bird Box Challenge'

    While nobody was injured, it's safe to say that driving a vehicle while blindfolded is definitely the opposite of a good idea. Travis Lyman said. " Bird Box Challenge while driving.predictable result", the Layton Police Department tweeted on Friday.
    China-US trade talks end on positive note

    China-US trade talks end on positive note

    China also restarted purchases of American soybeans last month, providing relief for a crop hit by Chinese retaliatory tariffs. He added that China and the United States would "maintain close communication" on a potential next round of talks.
    Cesc Fabregas completes move from Chelsea to Monaco

    Cesc Fabregas completes move from Chelsea to Monaco

    Fabregas arrived at Stamford Bridge as a 2012 European Championship and 2010 World Cup victor with Spain. The Spanish midfielder has completed his move to Monaco .
  • Criminal Minds to End With Season 15

    Criminal Minds to End With Season 15

    Criminal Minds is ending, CBS announced yesterday - revealing that the show will be concluding after the 15th season. Cast shakeups and behind-the-scenes drama have been the standard on " Criminal Minds " for the past several years.
    Saudi Arabia announces rise in oil reserves

    Saudi Arabia announces rise in oil reserves

    In December, the Organization of Oil Exporting Countries chose to reduce oil supply by 1.2 million barrels starting January. Saudi Arabia's gas reserves were also revised upward to 325.1 trillion standard cubic feet from 307.9 trillion.
    Trump Threatens National Emergency If He Doesn't Get His Border Wall

    Trump Threatens National Emergency If He Doesn't Get His Border Wall

    He again implied that illegal immigration automatically breeds higher crime rates and said of the opposition party: "They have gone insane ".
  • General Motors: Firm on Oshawa closure

    General Motors: Firm on Oshawa closure

    A high level meeting with GM officials this week came to naught as GM restated its position to close the plant. Hundreds of workers walked off the job at the Oshawa plant in protest on the day GM announced its plans.
    Steelers president on Antonio Brown: ‘We’ll look at all the options’

    Steelers president on Antonio Brown: ‘We’ll look at all the options’

    They are desperate for wide receiver help though, and Brown is the style of receiver 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan covets. It might not come as a complete surprise, but the Steelers don't expect Antonio Brown on their roster in 2019.
    Amazon Launches Free Streaming Service ‘IMDb Freedive’

    Amazon Launches Free Streaming Service ‘IMDb Freedive’

    On the IMDb desktop website all IMDb Freedive title pages will have an option to "Watch for Free on IMDb Freedive ". The AVOD will be available in the USA beginning today on the IMDb website and on all Amazon Fire TV devices .

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.