Mitchell Marsh: It is known to all that Hardik Pandya is a very confident cricketer. He looks very serious on the field. Due to these qualities of his, he has got the opportunity to captain the Indian team on many occasions till now. On Friday, he captained Team India for the first time in the ODI format. Rohit Sharma, the regular captain of the Indian team, was not available due to personal reasons. After opting to bowl first, Team India got off to a decent start. Mohammad Siraj bowled Travis Head in the second over of the match. Steve Smith and Mitchell Marsh weaved a good partnership together. Marsh hit Siraj for three fours in the next over.
Captain Hardik Pandya got angry because of this
When Mohammad Siraj was coming to throw the ball in the sixth over, Steve Smith stopped him on the runup. Smith had some problems with the sight screen. This incident keeps happening in the cricket field. There is nothing unusual in this. But in the seventh over, instead of Shami, Hardik Pandya himself came to bowl. Hardik was running in to bowl his third ball when Marsh caught Pandya with his hand due to movement around the site screen area. Hardik was furious. On his way back to take the run-up, Hardik had a brief chat with umpire Nitin Menon. However, it was not understood whether Pandya got angry on Marsh or on the spectators.
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Team India landed with 6 bowling options
India had six bowling options on Friday. Both Ravindra Jadeja and Shardul Thakur were part of the playing 11. Ravindra Jadeja has returned to the ODI team after a long time. Kuldeep Yadav was preferred over Yuzvendra Chahal as the main spinner. Shami and Siraj were the main seamers, with skipper Pandya being the fourth option.