Superstar Rajinikanth will attend the first ODI of the three-match series at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Rajnikanth presence at the stadium will boost the confidence of Indian players as there are several confessed fans of the actor in the Indian dressing room.
Australia opener David Warner, too, has shown his admiration towards the superstar.
Both India and Australia will play without their regular skippers. Hardik Pandya will be leading the Indian team for the first time in the ODIs in absence of Rohit Sharma. Rohit will be back to lead for the final two matches.
Steve Smith will captain the side for this series with regular ODI skipper Pat Cummins opting to remain home in Sydney with family following the passing of his mother, Maria, after her battle with breast cancer.