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India vs Australia: First Day of India's Only Warm-up in Sydney Washed Out

Cricketnext Staff |November 28, 2018, 1:30 PM IST
India vs Australia: First Day of India's Only Warm-up in Sydney Washed Out

The first day of the four-day warm-up match between India and Cricket Australia XI has been washed out by relentless rain in Sydney which didn't allow even the toss to take place. The toss is scheduled to happen at 9.30am local time on Thursday (November 29), with the game slated to begin at 10am.

With this being the only practice match for India ahead of the first Test against Australia in Adelaide from December 6, the visitors have been denied valuable preparation time. The weather forecast for the second day isn't promising either.

India's preparation could also be hit by the quality of the opposition as concerns remain over the standard of the CA XI side. Among the 12 players in the squad, only D'Arcy Short has played international cricket, that too in limited-overs formats. The board had the option of fielding players like Matthew Renshaw, Alex Doolan and Matthew Wade, who missed out on Test selection last week. However, eight of 12 members in the squad have played only a limited number of first-class matches.

Cricket Australia defended the squad, saying that the main players were busy with Sheffield Shield.

The warm-up match isn't classified as a first-class game, which means players might not take the game too seriously. However, it gives India an opportunity to test out all their squad members, weather permitting.

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Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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