Match dates, times, squads, TV and streaming information, and more ahead of the ODI series between India and Australia
India are hosting Australia in a three-match ODI series.
The series will take place in Mumbai, Visakhapatnam, and Chennai.
1st ODI: Friday, March 17 - Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (1.30pm local time, 8am GMT)
2nd ODI: Sunday, March 19 - Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy International Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam (1.30pm local time, 8am GMT)
3rd ODI: Wednesday, March 22 - MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai (1.30pm local time, 8am GMT)
Hardik Pandya will captain India in the first ODI [Lindsey Parnaby/Getty Images]
The ODI series comes hot on the heels of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which India retained after winning the four-match Test series 2-1. Both India and Australia booked their respective places in the World Test Championship final during that series but must now turn their attention to white-ball cricket.
The three-match series does not count towards the 2023 Cricket World Cup Super League. Instead, it is valuable preparation for both sides ahead of this autumn's ICC event, particularly for Australia who can test themselves in Indian conditions.
India, currently ranked No.1 in the ICC ODI standings, are on a seven-match winning streak in 50-over cricket, recently completing back-to-back 3-0 series wins over Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
Since the beginning of 2020, India have only losing three times in 18 ODIs on home soil, including winning their past eight matches. They have only lost once in nine matches in Visakhapatnam but have mixed records in Chennai and Mumbai, including losing their past three ODIs at the Wankhede Stadium.
Australia, meanwhile, are yet to play an ODI in 2023 but are on a hot streak in the format, winning nine of their past 10 matches.
When the two sides met in India in 2020, India won the three-match series 2-1.
Rohit Sharma will captain India, although he will miss the first ODI for family reasons. Hardik Pandya will lead the side in his absence while Ishan Kishan is expected to fill in at the top of the order alongside Shubman Gill. Gill lit up the recent series against New Zealand with 360 runs in three outings.
Rishabh Pant will miss the series due to injuries sustained in a serious car crash in December while Shreyas Iyer and Jasprit Bumrah (both back) remain on the sidelines.
KL Rahul and Axar Patel, both of whom missed the New Zealand series for family reasons, return.
Glenn Maxwell is set to return for Australia [Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images]
Steve Smith will continue to captain Australia in the absence of Pat Cummins (family reasons).
Glenn Maxwell (broken leg) and Mitchell Marsh (ankle) are back in contention for selection while David Warner (elbow) is also expected to have recovered from the hairline fracture which forced him out of the Test series.
Josh Hazlewood, however, remains absent with an achilles injury while Nathan Ellis has been named as a replacement for Jhye Richardson (hamstring).
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (vc), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Jaydev Unadkat
Australia: Steve Smith (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Josh Inglis (wk), Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa
Viewers in the UK can watch this series unfold on BT Sport.
In India, all three matches will be shown on Star Sports, with coverage available in multiple languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. It can also be streamed via the Disney+ Hotstar app.
In Australia, Fox Sport have the broadcast rights while Kayo Sports will provide a live stream.
Elsewhere, fans in the USA can watch the action on Willow TV (TV) or ESPN+ (online) while in New Zealand, Sky Sport 3 will show the full series.