Australia arrive in India for one-day series

MUMBAI: Ricky Ponting’s world champion Australian side flew into India on Tuesday to play a seven-match one-day series against the hosts.

Ponting’s men go into the series fresh from a 6-1 drubbing of England in September and victory in the Champions Trophy one-day tournament in South Africa earlier this month.

India, ranked number two behind Australia, crashed out in the first round of the Champions Trophy.

Ponting and coach Tim Nielsen will hold a pre-series media conference here on Wednesday.

The first one-dayer will be played in the western city of Vadodara on Sunday.

Australian squad – Ricky Ponting (captain), Michael Hussey (vice-captain), Doug
Bollinger, Nathan Hauritz, Jon Holland, Ben Hilfenhaus, James Hopes, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine, Peter Siddle, Adam Voges, Shane Watson, Cameron White.

Series schedule: Oct 25 – 1st ODI, Vadodara, Oct 28 – 2nd ODI, Nagpur, Oct 31 – 3rd ODI, New Delhi, Nov 2 – 4th ODI, Mohali, Nov 5 – 5th ODI, Hyderabad, Nov 8 – 6th ODI, Guwahati, Nov 11 – 7th ODI, Mumbai.

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