Australia win toss and bowl in first India ODI

MUMBAI (AFP) – Australia skipper Aaron Finch won the toss and elected to bowl in the opening one-day international (ODI) against India in Mumbai yesterday.

The tourists are playing two spinners, with Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa both making the cut while paceman Josh Hazlewood misses out.

Finch said his team, who won their last ODI series in India 3-2, is confident of a good showing in their first 50-over outing since last year’s World Cup.

“Looks like a good wicket, and hopefully we’ll chase well,” Finch said, at the toss to open the three-game series.

“The feeling is good. We haven’t played (ODIs) since that World Cup semi-final (against England). We had a great time last time and hopefully we can continue that.”

India are playing all three of their opening batsmen in Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul, who is expected to bat at number three.