Whole of the cricket world can sense excitement in the air as two heavyweights of the game are all set to lock horns in first of the 5 One-Day internationals in the limited overs series at Chennai, which is followed by a set of 3 Twenty20 Internationals.
The inaugural match of the 5-match One-Day Series will be played at Chennai on Sunday – September 15th, 2017 from where, the series will proceed further to Kolkata on Thursday – September 17th, 2017, Indore on Sunday – September 24th, 2017, Bengaluru on Thursday – September 28th, 2017 respectively. The final match of this ODI series is scheduled at Nagpur on October 1st, 2017.
As far the Twenty20 International Series is concerned, the 1st T20 International will be played at Ranchi on Saturday – October 7th, 2017. Whereas, the remaining couple of T20 Internationals will be played at Guwahati on Tuesday – October 10th, 2017 and Hyderabad on Friday – October 13th, 2017 respectively.
This surely promises to be a competitive series, considering the fact that just one position separates the teams in both the formats.
Just for the records, this is the last series before the law related to the specific bat sizes will be applied in International Cricket. As subcontinent pitches are know to favor the batsmen and considering that both the teams have some really quality batsmen in their squads promises each match to deliver a feast of runs to the spectators.
What adds to the excitement is the on & off-field battle between the hotheaded Skippers – Virat Kohli and Steven Smith. Though they have assured to play in the spirit of the game, there is always that heat and pressure when India and Australia are playing against each other.
The performances of batsmen from both the teams will surely be a treat to watch. On the other hand, both the teams will be missing some of their major bowlers respectively, which will add to the misery of bowling in sub-continental conditions.
Predicting the outcome of this series is really tough as both the teams are evenly balanced but one thing for sure – cricket fans around the world are going to have a time of their lifetime witnessing 2 champion teams giving in their all to rule the 22 yards like a boss!