Sran debuts as India opt to bat at WACA

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Perth, Jan.12 (ANI): India has won the toss and opted to bat first in the first One Day International (ODI) of the five-match series against Australia, here at the WACA cricket ground on Tuesday.

Left-arm medium pacer from Punjab, Barinder Sran will be making his debut in international cricket.

Steven Smith’s side is having two debutants in Joel Paris and Scott Boland.

Indian ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, before the start of the series, had said the series against Australia will be a ‘learning curve’ for the youngsters in the side, adding that it would test the senior players of the team as well.

India Playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Barinder Sran.

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Australia playing XI: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steve Smith (c), George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Mathew Wade (wk), James Faulkner, Joel Paris, Scott Boland, Josh Hazlewood. (ANI)

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