'Focus now is to prepare for World Cup', says Virat Kohli

India vs Australia ODI Series 2019 Schedule Complete Fixtures Match Dates Timetable and Venue Details

India vs Australia ODI Series 2019 Schedule Complete Fixtures Match Dates Timetable and Venue Details

Indian captain Virat Kohli returned to the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday - the same location where his Test team made history days earlier - to condemn the comments. However, Kohli stressed it doesn't impact the spirit of the side.

"We are still waiting for a decision to be made but from the Indian cricket team point of view this changes nothing in terms of our beliefs in the change room".

Kohli insisted the team would adapt if Pandya and Rahul were not available to play.

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A few hours later it was confirmed that a decision has been taken to send them home from Australia.

After the Test series victory, India are now scheduled to play a three-match one-day global (ODI) series against Australia.

K L Rahul was unlikely to get a place in playing 11 owing to both his poor form and the presence of a well-settled opening pair in Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan.

The absence of Pandya in particular will affect the balance of the playing XI as he provides an all-round option.

Jasprit Bumrah has been rested for this ODI series as the team management wants to manage his workload.

Mohammad Shami should get a spot in the XI, along with Khaleel Ahmed.

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.

Australia's win/loss ratio of 0.181 was the worst in ODIs in 2018. While this is a meagre return for a batsman of his stature, the worrying aspect is Dhoni's strike-rate of 71.42, which is remarkably lower than his ODI career strike-rate of 87.89.

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The dominance of India's top order becomes crystal clear with a look at the numbers.

While he put in a more consistent showing than any of the other previously tried contenders, this run came in conditions different from those in England.

He added that at this point their chances of making the squad for the New Zealand tour is also "bleak".

Fox Sports and Channel Seven will jointly broadcast the ODI series between the Aussies and the Indians in Australia. India may go in with Kuldeep Yadav as the only spinner in the side. Yuzvendra Chahal will miss out in that scenario. Kohli says he would have batted first too. We are always looking to improve. We need to brush up there and improve. Veteran Peter Siddle, who last represented Australia in 2010, has also been included in the team for the first match. KL Rahul mentioned how he partied till 5 AM before a match and Hardik Pandya boasted about his escapades on the show.