India recall pacers Umesh, Shami for Australian ODIs

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The selectors may avoid tinkering with squad that completed a whitewash in Sri Lanka. "I am not too concerned about the differences with Kohli". They are very good ODI side. "Hopefully we can keep him quiet". "We are excited about it", said Smith in a press conference on Sunday.

Australia are coming off what was a challenging Test series against Bangladesh which they somehow managed to level. But Smith hinted that this time around, there will be less spice.

The second batch of Australian players, including captain Steve Smith, arrived here tonight (Saturday) for the five-match ODI series against India beginning on September 17. "It's always a hard fought contest playing against India."- Smith. It was a big run fest from memory. Spinners Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav continue to find a spot in the squad due to the purposeful absence created by the selectors for regular spinners R. Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.

India completed an overwhelmingly successful tour of Sri Lanka, winning every worldwide match - 3-0 in the Tests, 5-0 in the ODIs and 1-0 in the lone T20I.

That Virat spoke about Chahal and Kuldeep complimenting the economical Axar Patel in his Sri Lanka series review can not be overlooked. (Yuzvendra) Chahal is in the squad as well. Chahal is there in the squad and Kuldeep Yadav who is a good bowler. "I think the one-day group has played spin pretty well for a while". Not sure that the ODI wickets will present quite as much as spin perhaps as some of the Test wickets. We have to adapt.

With head coach Darren Lehmann taking a break ahead of the Ashes, Australia will be guided by his assistant David Saker during the tour.

Australia have landed in Chennai for the upcoming limited-overs series. "I hope so, he has got a pretty good record for us in the past year or two. We are gonna have to play them well throughout the series", added Smith. But, they have also given further extension to all-rounder Kedar Jadhav, who was not that efficient during the series. "He has got some great knowledge of how to play in these conditions. He has got great knowledge about a lot of grounds in India and how different wickets play and stuff like that". "He has been really good for this group".

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