1. The schedule
1st: February 24: Visakhapatnam, 7 pm
2nd: February 27: Bengaluru, 7 pm
1st: March 2: Hyderabad, 1.30 pm
2nd: March 5: Nagpur, 1.30 pm
3rd: March 8: Ranchi, 1.30 pm
4th: March 10: Mohali, 1.30 pm
5th: March 13th: New Delhi, 1.30 pm
2. Telecast details
The T20Is will be played from 7 pm IST while the ODIs will be played from 1.30 pm IST onwards across the aforementioned venues. They will be aired live on Star Sports Networks besides being streamed live on HotStar. The MyKhel team will also offer Live Updates of all the matches.
3. Significance of the series
India ODI vice-captain Rohit Sharma has made it clear that the berths for ICC World Cup 2019 is still up for grabs and this series may see a lot of jostle between players to cement their places. "Nobody is guaranteed to that flight to England as yet. We've to be in prime form. Each and every player that will be taking part in the World Cup, all of us are aware of that, we need to keep performing and make sure that come the World cup, we're ready for it. But more or less you will see the same squad playing the World Cup. There'll be one or two changes keeping in mind form and injury concerns over next few months. But I don't see any drastic change in the squad," said Rohit.
4. Rest for regulars
With only a handful of World Cup spots up for grabs, the selectors are likely to rest some of the regulars for the ODI series against Australia, beginning from February 24. Rohit Sharma, who was the only batsman to feature in all the five series India played during the tours of Australia and New Zealand, may be rested for the home leg which includes two T20Is and five ODIs. Captain Virat Kohli, who was rested midway through the New Zealand tour, will come back and KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane too may be part of the squad in the absence of the regular players.