Mumbai would be the hosts for the primary ODI between India and Australia, two acquainted foes who will probably be seeking to get the higher of the opposite in each contest by means of the subsequent week.
India misplaced the five-match sequence 3-2 earlier than the World Cup in India and that will probably be on their minds too as they stroll out into the long-lasting Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Count on the pitch to assist the batsmen play their photographs and supply some bounce to help the quicks.
That is the strict check that India, and Australia, need as they construct in direction of the subsequent ODI cycle.
Not too way back, India performed a T20I worldwide in Mumbai, the place they thrashed West Indies after posting 240 batting first. Given the power of each side and the character of the wicket, one other cracking sport may very well be in retailer.