Focused Dhawan says India `pumped up` for OZ series

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Melbourne, Jan.9 (ANI): Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has said that his side is fully pumped up and preparing well for the upcoming ODI series against world champions Australia.

India opened their tour to Australia on a winning note as they claimed a 74-run win in the opening warm-up T20 match against Western Australia XI at the WACA Ground on Friday.

The 30-year-old, who scored 74 during a warm-up match, said that it was good to get a 100-run partnership with Virat Kohli (74) before the start of the main matches.

Speaking about the Australian line-up, Dhawan said that the visitors were not concerned about it and that they were only looking forward to focus on their game, reported.

Australia will play without their key strike bowlers Mitchell Johnson, who had retired from the format and Mitchell Starc, who is recovering after ankle surgery.

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India, which claimed a 3-0 win in the recently concluded Test series against South Africa, will aim to continue their winning momentum when they will take on Australia in a five-match ODI series, starting from January 12 in Perth. (ANI)

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