Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden picked his top scorer and highest wicket-taker for the upcoming five-match One Day International (ODI) series between India and Australia. The upcoming ODI series between India and Australia is the last dress rehearsal before the all-important ICC World Cup after the two-match T20I series against Australia.

“Highest wicket-taker I think will be one of the spinners for India. I am going to go with Kuldeep Yadav. Every time he seems to play Australia, he makes a nice impact and highest run-scorer I think also will be from India, and I am going to say Ambati Rayudu. I think the No. 4 position, you know such a critical one for India. I think the top order will have its difficulties with our new ball bowlers and then Virat and Rayudu to come in and dominate the series,” Hayden was quoted as saying to Star Sports.


Meanwhile, speaking about the upcoming ICC World Cup, which will be held in the United Kingdom, Virat Kohli said, “All the people who are going to be part of the World Cup squad, they have to make sure that their games don’t go too much away from the one-day mould of things. That means we will have to be very wary of the bad habits that might creep in during the IPL.”