Australia’s Aaron Finch won the toss and decided that Australia would bat first in the first ODI in Hyderabad.
India went in with Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja.
India enters its final One-Day International series before the World Cup with a great degree of certainty around the squad.
There were “just one or two places” that remained to be filled in the final 15-man group for the big tournament, M.S.K. Prasad, chairman of the Senior Selection Committee, said recently.
Last week, Virat Kohli felt every piece of the jigsaw was “more or less sorted”. It is clear that Kohli and the selectors have no intention of making any dramatic last-minute additions or excisions, instead largely keeping faith in the unit that has taken shape over the last year-and-a-half.