India opt to bat against Australia in first ODI

Perth: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat in the opening game of the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series at the WACA Ground here on Tuesday. The teams: India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Barinder Sran, Umesh Yadav. Australia: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Aaron Finch, George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade, James Faulkner, Scott Boland, Josh Hazlewood, Joel Paris.

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