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Cricket

Australian team arrives for limited overs series
PTI
Mumbai, October 06, 2013
First Published: 01:13 IST(6/10/2013)
Last Updated: 10:25 IST(6/10/2013)

The Australian cricket team led by George Bailey arrived here tonight for the seven-match ODI series against India that will be preceded by the lone T20 game at Rajkot on October 10.

The ODI rubber commences on October 13 in Pune and concludes in Bangalore on November 2.

Five Australian squad members -- Shane Watson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell Johnson, James Faulkner, Glenn Maxwell -- are currently playing in the ongoing Champions League T20 in India.

The visiting team would have a thee-day practice session at the Cricket Club of India (CCI) from October 6 to 8 before leaving for Rajkot for the opening T20 game.

The team from Down Under is without regular skipper Michael Clarke and T20 captain George Bailey is to lead the side in the former's absence.

Clarke was ruled out of the tour due to a nagging back injury.

Australia have played only one T20 match in India, that was held in 2007 in Mumbai, which hosts won by 7 wickets.

The last ODI series between the two teams in the country was rain affected and India won the only game in the 3-match series that could be played at Visakhapatnam, by five wickets.

Australian T20 squad: George Bailey (Captain), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Brad Haddin, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Johnson, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell, Clint McKay, Adam Voges, Shane Watson.

Australian ODI squad: George Bailey (Captain), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Callum Ferguson, Aaron Finch, Brad Haddin, Moises Henriques, Phil Hughes, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, Clint McKay, Adam Voges, Shane Watson.

ODI series schedule: Oct 13 (Pune), Oct 16 (Jaipur), Oct 19 (Mohali), Oct 23 (Ranchi), Oct 26 (Cuttack), Oct 30 (Nagpur), November 2 (Bangalore).


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