With the Test series done, dusted and won, Team India now shifts their focus to the ODI series against Australia and the first of the three scheduled matches will be played in Sydney on January 12.

When and where to watch the matches on TV, online

The match between India and Australia will start at 1:20 pm local time, 7:50 am IST and 2:20 am GMT.

Sony Six (English) and Sony Ten 3 (Hindi) will provide live television coverage of the matches in India. The live stream will be available on Sony Liv.

India vs Australia preview

The two teams head into the opening match of the series in polar opposite forms. While India convincingly beat the Windies in their last series, Australia has to go two years into the past - January 2017 - to find themselves on the victor's podium in an ODI series.

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Virat Kohli and Aaron Finch with the trophy that will be given to the winners of the ODI series.Matt King/Getty Images

The home side has already announced their playing XI for the match and skipper Aaron Finch will open the batting with wicketkeeper Alex Carey. In the absence of Mitchell Marsh, the responsibility of manning the middle-order falls upon the pair of Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis. The duo will also have to fill in as the fifth bowler for the hosts.

Australia is going in with one spinner in Nathan Lyon and Peter Siddle will make a comeback to the playing XI for the first time since November 2010.

The Indians have a settled look to their batting line up and their only selection call will be to select one pacer between Mohammed Shami and Khaleel Ahmed to replace the rested Jasprit Bumrah. In case, Hardik Pandya is not suspended for his comments on Koffee With Karan, he will slot in at number 7.

Pandya's absence will Ravindra Jadeja play in the starting XI and that might open up a debate on the bowling combination. Since Jadeja is a spinner, India might be tempted to play both Khaleel and Shami, relegating Yuzvendra Chahal to the reserves.

Read: Probable playing XIs and rain forecast

Global TV listings

  • Australia: Fox Sports
  • UK: Sky Sports Cricket
  • South Africa: SuperSport
  • USA: Willow TV
  • Canada: ATN Cricket Plus (Asian Television Network)
  • Bangladesh: Gazi TV (GTV)