Australia will bat first in the first ODI in Hyderabad after captain Aaron Finch won the toss in his 100th ODI.

Western Australia batsman Ashton Turner makes his ODI debut in the series opener, and was presented with ODI cap No.228 by Matthew Hayden to take his spot in a new-look batting order.

Skipper Aaron Finch will open alongside Usman Khawaja, with allrounder Marcus Stoinis at No.3. Peter Handscomb is listed to bat ahead of Glenn Maxwell who, at No.5, is up two spots from the No.7 spot he had previously occupied in the one-day format. Turner will round out the top six.

Wicketkeeper-batter Alex Carey moves down from opener, where he batted in the three-match Gillette ODI Series against India last month, to No.7, the position Finch flagged Australia's gloveman will likely bat in the World Cup.

D'Arcy Short, who had opened in the T20 series win for Australia, is not part of the one-day squad and has returned home and will feature in Western Australia's JLT Sheffield Shield match against South Australia at the WACA from Sunday.

Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff and Nathan Coulter-Nile make up the fast bowling attack with Jhye Richardson and Andrew Tye missing out among the quicks, while Adam Zampa has edged out Nathan Lyon as the sole specialist spinner.

Shaun Marsh, recently arrived in the country following the birth of his second child, is also on the bench for this first of five matches.

Finch said on match eve he's excited to see Turner, 26, display his power game and cricket brain at ODI level.

"We've seen how destructive he can be and his game smarts in domestic cricket in Australia," Finch said on Friday.

"Really excited to see him go well in international cricket. He's such a talented player, he's a really diverse player that he can bat in the top couple, he can bat down the middle, his game smarts are very good so he can manage situations well.

"He's going to be a really important player for us and someone I'm very excited to see."

Since Australia last won an ODI series in the subcontinent, in October 2009, India have won 17 of 19 ODI series on home soil and a World Cup title in 2011 to boot.

Finch says India's ODI side is the complete package led by captain Kohli.

"They've got Virat, who is arguably the best player of all time in ODI cricket," Finch said.

"Rohit (Sharma) has been in good form for a long time. Shikar (Dhawan) is very good too.

"Then they've got experience in (Mahendra Singh) Dhoni and the guys down the bottom.

"Their wrist spin plays a big part, they have quicks that move the ball up front and who also bowl well at the death. They have a really well-balanced side and a side that plays in their conditions really well.

"I think when you have a team that has played together for a long time, you understand how each other play and understand the strengths and weaknesses of your teammates so guys are able to take pressure of other guys in certain situations, so that is a really important thing as well.

"All those things goes a long way to why they are so successful in India in particular."