After the Border-Gavaskar Trophy ends on the 13th of March, India and Australia will be gearing up for a 3-match ODI series.
This series is scheduled to start on the 17th of March.
But, many of the experienced Aussie players are deciding to skip it.
Some of the names that may not participate in this series are David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins, and Mitchell Marsh.
For Warner, the ODI series could be a great chance to get back his place on the Test side.
After sustaining a concussion and a fractured elbow in the second Test, Warner returned home.
Additionally, there is no surety of Warner making it for the squads of the Ashes series against England or against India in the World Test Championship final.
With Warner in such a state, the selectors may not favor him and decide to give Travis Head a run at the top or give a chance to young talents, Henry Hunt or Tim Ward.
However, according to the latest sources, it has been reported that Warner is undergoing rehab.
But, still, it is uncertain whether he will really travel or not.
Other Aussie players also stuck in different situations
Meanwhile, Australian allrounder, Glenn Maxwell, is another questionable player on the side.
He fractured his leg at the start of the summer last year at a birthday party, because of which he missed the Big Bash League.
Moreover, his chances of making a comeback to the Australian Test side were also thrown to the winds for the India series.
Although he has been named for the ODI tour, the team management will look to use Maxwell less.
Therefore, this series is all the more important for Australia to get some match practice.
Also, Australia will look to rotate their players during this series so that they can learn the Indian conditions better.
On the other hand, Marsh will most certainly play in the ODI series.
Pat Cummins is still to decide whether or not to participate in the ODI series.
He is currently at home with his mother who is in palliative care.
If Cummins misses out again, Smith will lead the Australian side in the ODI series as well.
Further news has reported that Jhye Richardson has re-aggravated his hamstring injury.
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