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Former Oz skipper Michael Clarke who is also in India as part of the commentary team revealed his favourite Indian captain ahead of the 1st ODI.

Kohli became the fastest batsman in the history of the game to reach 30 ODI centuries, after only 194 matches, with the India skipper averaging more than 55 runs per innings.

Talking about the rivalry between Virat Kohli and Steve Smith, Clarke said that even though Virat Kohli is a better limited overs batsman, Smith gets the vote in the longer format. "Seems to me that Virat is not scared to lose and that's a great advantage", said Clarke.

The reigning 50-over World Champions have struggled to counter spin and captain Steve Smith has admitted it will a big challenge for them to adapt to spin-friendly conditions.

Despite the aggression on field, the camaraderie between the players of both the teams improved over the years after the Indian Premier League, the inception of which has seen many Australian players treating India as their second home. What is important is the team wins.

Clarke added that MS Dhoni, Anil Kumble had their own ways of handling the team while Virat Kohli had a different style.

In an interview with the Hindustan Times, Clarke did a thourough preview of the upcoming India-Australia series.

"The amount of one-day cricket that India are going to play gives the management and selectors ample opportunity to try out various combinations", Laxman said.

India will play its first game of the series on September 17 in Chennai. Virat Kohli is a better limited-overs batsman, only just.

While there is evidence to back this theory, Kohli and the board has no option but to take Twitter conspiracy theories in their stride and take bold decisions in the run up to the 2019 World Cup.

In Sri Lanka, Patel, Yadav and Chahal took 14 wickets between them to lead India to a 5-0 series whitewash.

Smith will be relieved given that the series won't be feature best spinners in Ravendra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin who have looked off-color in the format in recent times. In contrast, Australia are still nursing the wounds of a group-stage exit in the Champions Trophy, and only managed to draw the two-Test series in Bangladesh.

Australian Captian has played 98 ODIs so far whereas David Warner has marked his appearance in 96 ODIs and this series will set a unique record for both. There's still plenty of time before the World Cup, but the whole squad really needs to start now. I've been battling, to be honest, probably the last 18 months. "Though they will miss Starc and Hazelwood, there are a lot of match-winning players and I believe that this team can beat India".

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