India-Australia ODI Series come to an end on 2 December, after a long break Team blue (India) kick starts their International cricket and it took them 2 matches to get refresh and won the match. As a result Australia won the series by 2-1. We summed up the series here; take a look at Pop Diaries playing XI and power players of the series.
David Warner and Aaron Finch (Openers)
One of the best opening pair in the world again impressed critics in this series. Though Warner missed the last ODI due to injury his performance in the first two was enough to note. Both put 100+ partnerships in the first two ODIs. Indian openers failed in this angle as only a single individual half-century came from Indian side in three ODIs; While Australian gave 4 half-centuries and a century.
Steven Smith, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (Batsmen and Wicket Keeper)
Steven Smith on number three reached new milestones in the series, scored 2 centuries and became player of the series. Smith showed intent in the matches and created buzz. Virat Kohli on the other hand hold the strings for India in the middle in last two ODIs. He scored 173 runs with two half centuries. Kl Rahul scored 90 runs in three matches; Australian wicket keeper didn’t play with expectations also he didn’t get an inning to play in 2nd ODI.
Glenn Maxwell and Hardik Pandya (All-Rounders)
Both the all-rounders played out of their skin and dominated opponents by their performances. Glenn Maxwell scored 167 runs with two half centuries; while Hardik Pandya scored 210 runs with two 90+ innings. Both took 1 wicket each. Maxwell bowled 16 overs in total three matches while Pandya just bowled 4 overs in the second ODI.
Adam Zampa, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Jasprit Bumrah (Bowlers)
It was tough for bowlers to perform well in this series as all three pitches were favorable for batting side. In these tough conditions Zampa took 7 wickets while Hazlewood took 6 wickets. Both consistently bowled well for Australia and choked Indian batsmen. We have added Cummins and Bumrah due to their Caliber; Pat Cummins remain wicketless in the first match but took 3 in the 2nd. He was rested in the 3rd ODI. Bumrah didn’t performed with the expectations in the first two matches but fill the account in the 3rd.
Ravindra Jadeja (12th Man)
Every team needs extra man and Ravindra Jadeja is totally fit for 12th man in this team. Jadeja scored 117 runs and took 1 wicket. His performance was average but notable for Indian side as he didn’t take many wickets but choked Australian batsmen in the middle overs. He proved himself as a reliable all-rounder for India.