India vs Australia: Steve Smith And Rest Of Team Arrive For Limited-Overs Series

Updated: 09 September 2017 23:36 IST

The second batch of Australian players, including captain Steve Smith, arrived here tonight (Saturday) for the five-match ODI series against India beginning on September 17.

India vs Australia: Steve Smith And Rest Of Team Arrive For Limited-Overs Series
Steve Smith along with rest of the Australian arrived in India on Saturday © AFP

The second batch of Australian players, including captain Steve Smith, arrived here tonight (Saturday) for the five-match ODI series against India beginning on September 17. Smith, vice-captain David Warner and five other players of the squad, reached here from Dhaka via Mumbai at around 8 pm. They straightaway headed to the team hotel after their arrival. Head coach Darren Lehmann has flown back to Australia after the Bangladesh series and his assistant David Saker would take charge of the team for the ODIs and T20s against the Indians.

The first batch, comprising ODI specialists, arrived in the city late last night from Australia.

The visiting Australian team had drawn a two-Test series against Bangladesh, winning the second after being stunned in the first game at Mirpur. They would play five ODIs and three T20 internationals in India.

Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, Patrick Cummins, Ashton Agar and Hilton Cartwright, who were part of the Test team, were the other players who arrived along with Smith and Warner.

The limited-overs specialists, who arrived from Australia via Singapore yesterday, were Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson.

Paceman Richardson was not in the squad picked initially, but came in as a replacement for Josh Hazlewood, who sustained an injury during the first Test against Bangladesh.

The 14-man team will be involved in an ODI series, the first of which will be played at the M A Chidambaram Stadium here on September 17.

The other ODIs will be played in Kolkata (September 21), Indore (September 24), Bengaluru (September 28) and Nagpur (October 1). The ODI series will be followed by three T20 internationals matches.

The visiting Australians will play a warm-up match on September 12 against a Board President's XI to be led by Gurkeerat Mann.

Australia team for ODIs in India: Steve Smith (C), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (WK), Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson.



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Topics : India Australia Steven Peter Devereux Smith David Andrew Warner Cricket
Highlights
  • Steve Smith is the captain of Australian ODI team
  • David Warner is the vice-captain of the Australian ODI team
  • Australia will play five ODIs and 3 T20Is in India
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