An upbeat Indian team after their first-ever Test series win Down Under will now shift their focus to the limited-overs format as they take on Australia in the 1st One-day International (ODI) in Sydney on Saturday. With an eye on upcoming 2019 World Cup, India will look to fine-tune their preparation for the quadrennial event against a depleted Australian team. With 35 defeats in 48 ODIs against Australia Down Under, Virat Kohli and his team will also look to better India’s poor record on Australian soil.

In the absence of Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, who have been dropped for the first ODI after a controversy erupted over their “inappropriate” comments on women on a TV show, the team management will have to rejig team’s combination for Saturday’s clash.

The Australian skipper Aaron Finch, on the other hand, announced their playing XI for the first ODI against India with Nathan Lyon being the lone spinner in the team. Veteran Peter Siddle, who last represented Australia in 2010 has also been included in the team for the first clash.

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When is the 1st ODI between India and Australia?

The 1st ODI between India and Australia will be played on January 12, 2019.

Where will the 1st ODI between India and Australia be played?

The 1st ODI between India and Australia will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.

What time does the 1st ODI between India and Australia begin?

The 1st ODI between India and Australia will begin at 07:50 hrs IST.

Which TV channels will broadcast the 1st ODI between India and Australia?

The 1st ODI between India and Australia will be telecast on the Sony Pictures Network.

How do I watch the live streaming of the 1st ODI between India and Australia?

The live streaming of the 1st ODI between India and Australia will be available on Sonyliv. You can also catch the live updates on sports.ndtv.com.

(All telecast and streaming timings are as per the information received from the host broadcasters)