After their historic victory in the Test series, India prepares to take on Australia in the three-match ODI series beginning on January 12.

When and where to watch the matches on TV, online

None of the matches will start before 1:20 pm local time, 7:50 am IST and 2:20 am GMT. The individual match timing is listed in the "Full Schedule" section below. 

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 ODI series preview

The two teams head into 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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The numbers do not tell a good story for the Aussies either as they won only 15.38 per cent of their matches in 2018. This was their worst year in ODI history and their previous worst came in 2017, in the presence of Steve Smith and David Warner.

The Australian ODI squad has a combined total of 11,123 international runs which is only 891 runs more than Virat Kohli's individual tally of 10,232 runs. In terms of international centuries, the entire Australia squad has a total of 20 centuries compared to Kohli's 38.

The hosts, though, will take heart from the fact that their captain Aaron Finch has a good record against India having scored 830 runs at an average of nearly 52 with 2 centuries. Finch, along with Usman Khawaja, will have to shoulder the bulk of the run-scoring responsibility and will hope to get support from the likes of Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb.

In a bid to add experience, the Aussies have also recalled 34-year-old Peter Siddle into their squad after 8 years. Nathan Lyon also makes a comeback and will compete with Adam Zampa for the sole spinner's slot in the starting XI.

The Indians, on the other hand, have a more settled look with Hardik Pandya slated to return to the number 7 slot. Jasprit Bumrah has been rested for the series and either Khaleel Ahmed or Mohammed Shami will take his spot in the starting XI.

Full Schedule 

12/1/2019 (Saturday) 7:50 am IST - Sydney: 1st ODI

15/1/2019 (Tuesday) 8:50 am IST - Adelaide: 2nd ODI

18/1/2019 (Friday) 7:50 am IST - Melbourne: 3rd ODI

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)
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Full Squads

Australia: Aaron Finch (C), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (WK), Peter Handscomb, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Mitch Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Adam Zampa, Ashton Turner

India: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj