Legendary Australia skipper Ricky Ponting has predicted the winner of three-match ODI series between India and Australia starting Tuesday. The two teams are scheduled to play three ODIs in Mumbai (Jan 14), Rajkot (Jan 17) and Bengaluru (Jan 19). Australia are coming into the series on the back of a glorious performance against New Zealand at home while India will be eager to take revenge from Aaron Finch’s troops, who beat them in a tightly contested ODI series last year.
During a Q&A session on social media, Ponting was asked about his prediction for the upcoming series and he weighed in favour of the visiting team. The former captain suggested that India will be eager to redeem themselves after their series defeat last year while Australia will be brimming with confidence following a great summer.
Ponting’s social media post read: “Australia will be full of confidence after an excellent World Cup and a great summer of Test cricket but India will be keen to redeem themselves from the last ODI series loss against Australia. Prediction: 2-1 Australia.”