The World Cup is round the corner and as India prepares for its title defence, it will participate in the upcoming ODI tri-series in Australia that will also feature England. This tri-series is the best possible warm-up for India ahead of the big tournament and here are 10 reasons why:

1. Getting acclimatized to Australian conditions early.

So much better than going from the chill in Delhi to the summer Down Under just days before the World Cup starts.

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2. More practice on Aussie pitches.

If we're going to play the World Cup on these pitches, might as well practice on these pitches!

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3. Tough opponents in Australia and England.

Thank God we're not warming up for the World Cup with matches against Zimbabwe or Bangladesh!

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4. Not too much travelling ahead of the World Cup.

The Indian team doesn't have to travel to Australia for the World Cup, it's already there!

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5. Less distraction

The whole of India will be going gaga over the World Cup so being away from all the fanfare and media attention will help the team to focus.

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6. India will get to play at the MCG, the venue for the World Cup final.

If nothing else, this will give India a mental advantage.

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7. India's WC opener is against Pakistan who have good pacers. So playing the English and Aussie pace attack first is the best possible warm up!

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8. The players can get used to sledging.

No one abuses like the Aussies. Getting used to the crowds and opponents hurling abuse early will give India an edge.

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9. The fans can get used to Australian timings.

Fans in India will already be used to the Australian time zone when the World Cup starts.

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10. Kohli is the most hated man in Australia. So this is a chance for him to torture them some more.

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