Aaron Finch Reckons India-Australia Rivalry Is No Less In The ODIs Than In The Tests

Aaron Finch Reckons India-Australia Rivalry Is No Less In The ODIs Than In The Tests

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The skipper of the Australian Cricket Team in the limited-overs setup, Aaron Finch has said that the India-Australia rivalry is no less in the ODIs than in the Tests. Recently, Australian off-spinner, Nathan Lyon, had said that the India-Australia rivalry stands on par with the Ashes. A lot of the talk has also been surrounding the rivalry and some have even gone on to say that it is the biggest rivalry in world cricket at the moment.

The Ashes is one of the greatest cricket rivalries that witness England and Australia shed their blood and sweat on the field to register an Ashes win. The Ashes is one of the oldest and most popular sporting rivalries in the global sporting hemisphere as it garners the attention of the entire world watching the two teams collide.

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Now, Aaron Finch has said that a lot of talks is surrounding the India-Australia rivalry in the Test format, but their rivalry in the ODIs is no less than the longest format of the game.

Aaron Finch Opens Up On The Rivalry Between India And Australia

“India and Australia are two very successful teams, two countries that are very passionate about cricket as well… So it’s hard to compare the rivalry (in Tests and ODIs),” Finch said.

Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli and Aaron Finch shake hands. Photo Credit: ICC.

“One is the traditional game of Test cricket and the grind of five days… that mental battle day in day out while one-day cricket is more skill-based obviously, just on that day. If a couple of guys have a great day on the field, it goes a long way in winning the match. That said, it’s (rivalry) not a case of being less important or being taken lightly because it’s ODI or T20 cricket,” Aaron Finch added.

Team India To Tour Australia Later This Year

India’s tour will begin with a T20 International match on October 11 at Brisbane. The other two T20I matches will be played on October 14 (Canberra) and October 17 (Adelaide). The four-match Test series begins on December 3 at Brisbane.

Virat Kohli, Shane Warne, Steven Smith
Virat Kohli and Steven Smith (Image Credit: Google)

India are then scheduled to play a day/night Test from December 11 to 15 in Adelaide. The third and fourth Tests will be held in Melbourne (December 26-30) and Sydney (January 3 to 7). The ODI series is scheduled to begin on January 12 in Perth, followed by matches on January 15 (Melbourne) and January 17 (Sydney).

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