Australia vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI Highlights: David Warner top-socred with 57 as Australia completed the 201-run target in 33.3 overs to win the match by five wickets.

David Warner top-socred with 57 as Australia completed the 201-run target in 33.3 overs to win the match by five wickets.

Australian captain Aaron Finch won the toss and chose to bowl in the first One Day International against Zimbabwe at Townsville on Sunday.

The home side go into the opening match as firm favourites against a team that hasn’t played a series in Australia since 2004.

The Australians will be looking to their impressive pace duo of Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood to make early inroads on an overcast morning in the North Queensland city.

Australia – Aaron Finch (capt), David Warner, Steven Smith, Alex Carey, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

Aussie test star Nathan Lyon said Carey’s position appears to be motivated by the selectors’ plans for Carey’s role at next year’s World Cup in India.

Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh and Cameron Green have all been selected for the first ODI, giving Australia a plethora of bowling options.

“Two quicks plus Zampa, and Cameron Green as the fourth genuine bowler. And then using Marsh, Stoinis, Maxwell as our fifth bowler effectively.