Watch India vs Australia Live Streaming 2016 HotStar & Star Sports HD
While Australia could be the toughest team to beat, India has always proved themselves to be one of the toughest competitors to Australia. While there was an era when fans longed to see India vs Pakistan, the place is slowly occupied by the India vs Australia encounters. We are fortunate enough to have another such opportunity when India lock horns with Australia in Australia. The India vs Australia 2016 bilateral cricket series begins from 12th January 2016. HotStar live cricket match streaming app and Star Sports HD network will bring the action live on your mobile, computer and TV! Enjoy the telecast live with Hindi and English commentary in India.
The series will include five ODI matches and three T20 matches also. The schedule is provided below:
12 January 2016 - India vs Australia 1st ODI match at WACA, Perth
15 January 2016 - India vs Australia 2nd ODI match at Woolloongabba, Brisbane
17 January 2016 - India vs Australia 3rd ODI match at MCG, Melbourne
20 January 2016 - India vs Australia 4th ODI match at Manuka Oval, Canberra
23 January 2016 - India vs Australia 5th ODI match at SCG, Sydney
26 January 2016 - India vs Australia 1st T20 match at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
29 January 2016 - India vs Australia 2nd T20 match at MCG, Melbourne
31 January 2016 - India vs Australia 3rd T20 match at SCG, Sydney
India never had an easy outing against Australia in Australia. So this still remains a big challenge. Sans few events where India came up as winners, Australia has outsmarted the visitors. This is the reason, India under the captaincy of Dhoni has to do something exceptionally well this time. Big wins there might give the team a huge confidence ahead of the Asia Cup 2016 and ICC T20 World Cup 2016 that is scheduled to be played later this year.
Australian team lead by Smith would be eager to showcase their skills against India. Even they have to better out the oppositions to gain some confidence before they travel to India for the much awaited T20 world cup.
MS Dhoni has received a bit of criticism in the recent past. Fans have been used to see a lot of victories under him which hasn't come too often in the recent past. Meanwhile Virat Kohli has emerged as a good leader in the test arena. Due to the comparison factor a lot relies now on how the teams performs under Dhoni till the end of the ICC World T20 2016.
Following are the squad details:
India's ODI squad: MS Dhoni (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Gurkeerat Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rishi Dhawan, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Barinder Sran, Umesh Yadav.
India's T20 squad: MS Dhoni ((captain), ), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Mohammed Shami, Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Hardik Pandya, Yuvraj Singh, Umesh Yadav.
Australia's ODI squad: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Kane Richardson, Joel Paris, Matthew Wade, George Bailey, Scott Boland, Josh Hazlewood, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell.
The visitors are unbeaten and the home team is badly looking for a big bounce back. Two biggest factors that can help India's cause would be change in format and change in captaincy. While Dhoni did his job well in ODI and T20, the killer instinct was missing. Some close matches went into the South African pockets. Indian fans would be eager to see some positive game plans from Virat Kohli when he leads team India in the Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela freedom series. Hashim Amla will lead South Africa in the test series. Live cricket streaming and telecast of this Paytm test series in India will be available exclusively on Star Sports network and HotStar mobile app.
The first test match will begin from 5th November at Mohali. The second test will be played at Bengaluru from 14th November. The third test kicks off at Nagpur from 25th November. The fourth and final test will be played at New Delhi from 3rd December.
Virat Kohli will lead India for the first time in a test series in India. And he begins this journey on his birthday. So it would be double happiness for him and he would surely like to make his debut test series a success for himself and the team.
The team did well when they toured to Sri Lanka. After losing the first test, Virat Kohli and his men bounced back to win the next two tests. Indian fans would expect a similar performance from the test team after seeing losses in T20 and ODI series.
Indian captains generally expect turning tracks in India. Spin comes into picture and hence captains love to have atleast two full time spinners in the playing XI. Let us see what Virat thinks. R Ashwin is fit to play right from the first test.
As far as the batting line up is concerned, Virat likes to go ahead with five bowlers and hence a short batting line up. He might have to chose one between the two - Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara. Shikhar Dhawan will open and Rahane has proved himself to be a regular part of the playing XI.
South Africa is riding high on the unbeaten streak from last few years. Similarly India has also lost just one test series at home in last 11 years. So this is going to be a tough one for both the teams. Enjoy the live action on Star Sports and HotStar.
The live streaming of Cricket All Stars T20 league 2015 will also be available on Star Sports and HotStar. The league includes three T20 matches between Warne's Warriors and Sachin's Blasters. The two icons will lead teams that would include players like Akram, Akhtar, Walsh, Ambrose, Ponting, Ganguly, Sangakkara, etc. Similary another T20 league is kicking off from the beginning of 2016. This would also involve many of the great retired players. The league is called Masters Champions League. Watch MCL 2020 live streaming and telecast on Sony Six and Sony Liv.
The Paytm Freedom Series has started with a bang for South Africa. And Indian cricket fans might be banging their heads after India's dismal performance in the T20 series. The best approach for the Indian team would now be to forget the T20 series loss and bounce back hard in the ODI format. Watch India vs South Africa ODI series 2015 live streaming and telecast on HotStar mobile app and Star Sports HD network. Enjoy the telecast live with Hindi and English commentary.
Here is the full schedule of India vs South Africa Paytm ODI series:
11 October 2015 - 1st ODI Match at Kanpur (9am IST)
14 October 2015 - 2nd ODI Match at Indore (1:30pm IST)
18 October 2015 - 3rd ODI Match at Rajkot (1:30pm IST)
22 October 2015 - 4th ODI Match at Chennai (1:30pm IST)
25 October 2015 - 5th ODI Match at Mumbai (1:30pm IST)
MS Dhoni has earned a lot of name and fame especially in the ODI format. He has won both big titles of ODI - ICC World Cup 2011 and Champions Trophy 2013. Indian team has reached newer heights under his captaincy in limited overs of cricket. But somehow the fans and critics have started feeling that his importance is fading away. He retired recently from test cricket. The team did well in ICC World Cup 2015 group stages but were eliminated in the semi finals. Recently India suffered an ODI series loss against Bangladesh. Its time for Dhoni and his men to pull up the socks and prove their worth.
India have failed in all three departments of cricket in the T20 series. The first match was a high scoring game where Rohit Sharma sparkled with a century. But some poor bowling and fielding took South Africa home. Dhoni's team selection strategy was heavily criticized. The second T20 match brought out a very disappointing performance from the Indian batting line up. The team registered their second lowest T20 total and lost the match to South Africa. The third T20 was washed out at the Eden Gardens due to heavy rain.
Dhoni would like to shuffle the team combination a bit by bringing in Stuart Binny, Harbhajan Singh or Amit Mishra. While Amit and Ashwin can make a lethal combination, Stuart Binny's seaming deliveries can put South Africans under pressure.
Let us see how good the Indian team performs in the ODI series which will be followed by the test series which will consist of four test matches. We will keep you posted with reviews and previews of India vs South Africa series as well as forthcoming series that includes India's tour to Australia, Sri Lanka's tour to India, Asia Cup 2016 and T20 World Cup 2016.