Sydney, Jan. 11 -- Hit hard by an unexpected controversy after the high of the Test triumph, India will look to fine tune their World Cup preparations in the three-match ODI series against an under-fire Australia, beginning here on Saturday.

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul has provided a big distraction for the Indian team by making "inappropriate" comments on women during a TV show.

BCCI sources told PTI that Pandya and Rahul will not be selected at least for the first ODI after COA member Diana Edulji recommended a suspension pending inquiry for the two players. While Pandya was a certainty in the playing XI, Rahul was not in contention to play on Saturday.

Skipper Virat Kohli on Friday condemned the comments made by his two teammates, ca...