The teams  India and Australia are scheduled to play five match ODI series beginning on September 17 and followed by three T2o internationals.

Ahead of which the former skipper Michael Clarke "Virat Kohli is a better limited over the batsman, only just than Steve Smith. Steve Smith, in my opinion, is a better Test batsman right now than Virat Kohli,"

"Captaincy, I can't split them at the moment, I think it is very even at this stage. Two young captains, two very good players, two very good captains and they both continue to improve. At the moment though, like I said, what's important as a captain is that your team is winning and Virat Kohli's team is winning," he added.

"The Australian fans expect Australia to be at the top of the tree, to be number one in the world. So, there's a carrot right there, another carrot right there for Steve Smith and his team. But, this team really needs to have some success on this tour," he said.

ODI series schedule:

September 17: First ODI, Chennai

September 21: Second ODI, Kolkata

September 24: Third ODI, Indore

September 28: Fourth ODI, Bangalore

October 1: Fifth ODI, Nagpur

Team Squad:

India squad for first three ODIs: 

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvender Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami.

Australia squad for first three ODIs:

Steve Smith, David Warner, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa. 

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