IND vs AUS Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Oct 08, 2023

India and Australia will kick off their respective World Cup campaigns on Sunday as they face each other at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

India vs Australia head-to-head record

Both teams have faced each other in 149 ODIs to date. Australia enjoys an advantage with 83 wins while India has won 56 matches. 9 matches ended without an outcome.

India vs Australia Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match can be live-streamed on the Disney+ Hotstar App or can be watched live on the Star Sports Network. 


IND vs AUS Team Previews


The Indian team has been in scintillating form of late and is the top-ranked team in all three formats according to the latest ICC rankings. Since the beginning of this year, India has lost just 5 of the 18 completed matches and has won series against New Zealand, West Indies, and Australia, while also winning the Asia Cup.

While both the warm-up matches for India were washed away, it won’t be much of a concern for the team because the players got a much-deserved rest and will be fresh when they take on a formidable opponent like Australia. One of the most heartening features of India’s recent success is that almost all players have contributed equally.

The batting line-up consisting of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shubhman Gill, and KL Rahul have all got runs under their belt and will be raring to have a go against the Australian pace attack. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have terrific records against Australia. One concern here is the fitness of Shubman Gill, who is reported to be running a fever.

It will also be inetersting to see whether India choses Shreyas Iyer or Suryakumar Yadav for this match.

The sqaud has two quality all-rounders in the form of Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja. Jasprit Bumrah has recovered well from his injury and is once again in prime form.  

Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami bowled brilliant spells in the Asia Cup and the bilateral series against Australia respectively. The trio makes up for a formidable pace attack.

Ravichandran Ashwin, who made a late entry to the squad, adds bite to the spin department alongside Kuldeep Yadav. There are no real weaknesses in this India lineup and on a Chennai surface that always aids the spinners a little, the role of their two/three spinners will be vital.<br />  

India Playing 11

Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.


Australia is the most successful team in World Cup history and has lifted the trophy for a record 5 times. They once again enter the tournament as one of the favorites to win and will look to make a strong start here.

Australia hasn’t been in the best of forms recently and suffered a 5-match losing streak, which is one of the longest in the team’s recent history. However, they did win their last international fixture against India and defeated Pakistan in a warm-up match, which should bring back some of the lost confidence.

Australia will depend on its strong top order to give them a good start. David Warner is in excellent form of late and will open the batting with Mitchell Marsh. The latter has done well with the bat as well as the ball and is just one of the many all-rounders in the squad, including Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, and Sean Abbott.

This abundance of all-round talent makes Australia very dangerous. Someone like Genn Maxwell or even Steve Smith or Marnus Labuschagne could provide a lot of support to Zampa in Chennai. The batting depth is also remarkable with genuine batting talent all the way down till number 8 or even 9.

Australia will bring in its top bowling talent to the match and is likely to start with Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, and Josh Hazlewood. The spin department does look a bit understaffed with Adam Zampa being the only full-time spinner on the team. 

The reality is that Australia is a different beast altogether when it comes to big events. They will bring their top game and the fact that they have been in the coutnry for quite some time now also works in their favor.<br />  

Australia Playing 11

David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.

IND vs AUS Toss Prediction

The teams batting first enjoy a significant advantage at Chennai, winning over 58% of the matches compared to 33% while chasing. We, therefore, think that the winner of the toss will likely opt to bat first. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium is generally considered to be good to bat on but will always aid the spinners a little. The bounce is consistent and the batsmen will find it easy to play their shots with the new ball but may have to work harder as the ball gets a bit softer. The quicker bowlers will need to be accurate with their line and length or else they will be taken for runs.

In recent matches, the average first-inning score on this ground is around 250, but the team batting first will look to get a total of over 280 to give the bowlers a good chance. The spinners will come into play during the second half as the pitch slows down.

The weather will remain warm and humid with temperatures remaining over 30 degree mark. 


IND vs AUS Betting Tips

India and Australia are two of the strongest teams in this tournament and we can expect a hard-fought contest between them. Looking at the recent form of both teams, we feel that India has a slight edge. They have a very well-balanced team at their disposal and most of the players are in good form.

You cannot discount the fact that the match is being played in Chennai where the conditions are likely to suite home team a lot more. A full strength Australian team can never be taken lightly, but at the moment, it seems as if it may struggle to start the tournament with a win.

Bet on India to win the match. 


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    India’s Opening Partnership

    Over 49.5 (2.10)


Shubhman Gill and Rohit Sharma have been a reliable opening pair for India in recent months. The duo has scored 1048 runs at an average of 87.33 made have scored at least 50 runs in 4 of the last 6 matches. We are therefore backing them to put up another good partnership in this match.

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    Total wickets to fall in the Match

    Over 15.5 (1.75)


3 of the last 4 matches played on this ground have seen at least 16 wickets fall. As both teams have some quality bowlers in the line-up, we are expecting plenty of wickets to fall.

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    Total Number of Runs in the Highest Scoring over of the Match

    Over 17.5 (1.87)


The pitch at the Chidambaram Stadium is good to bat on. The pitch is flat and the outfield is pretty quick too. As both teams have some clean strikers of the ball, we can expect some high-scoring overs during the match.

Today Match Prediction

India To Win the Match, 1.66

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Who will win IND vs AUS

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Australia 30.40% (138)
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