Rohit Sharma will return to the Indian side to take up his captaincy duty in the second ODI where Australia opted to bowl first against India at the KS Raja Reddy Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. While talking to the presenters at the toss, Rohit stated that they would want to play three spinners during the upcoming ODI World Cup that is scheduled to take place later this year.
“We know we are batting first. Looks a bit dry the pitch. Been under the covers for awhile. Lets try to get how much we can and see the rest later. It is important to have that kind of atmosphere. It’s been a conscious effort for us to be calm and know what to do in situations. The last few ODI series we have played, we have tried to remain calm. Ishan misses out, I am back for him. Shardul misses out, Axar replaces him. Just looking at the pitch, I thought we will bowl if we win the toss but there can still be some turn in the evening. Not too sure, the pitch has been under the covers. The three spinners is something we might do in the World Cup, so trying it out,” Rohit said at the toss.
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Australia has made a few changes to their playing XI as Alex Carey and Nathan Ellis replaced Glenn Maxwell and Josh Inglis.
“We will have a bowl. Different surface, been under covers for a while, might do something. Just a partnership through the middle would have helped us. It’s a good learning for us playing on these surfaces. Ellis comes in for Maxwell who has pulled up a bit sore and Carey is back for Inglis”, Steve Smith said.