IND vs AUS Match Preview

There are news reports that India will choose three spinners in their lineup and that Shubman Gill will be out of action for the first couple of matches because of dengue. Let us asusme both those things are right. That means, you are likely looking at a spin-friendly venue where the best time to bat will be against the new ball. 

We will stick with Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Shreyas Iyer, if he plays. Sharma and Kohli are legends of the game with excellent records against Australia. Rohit will look to capitalize on the new ball while Kohli gennerally raises his games in big events. 

Iyer is perhaps the best player of spin in this Indian team. 

Among the Australians, you have Marcus Stoinis unavaialable for selection.

We think they are going to stick with the players that have done well for them in the warm-ups as well as the recent few matches. David Warner, Steve Smith, and Glenn Maxwell should be automatic choices. Marnus Labuschagne, if in the team may not be a bad pick either. 

We would stick with more batters from the team that bats first so the final combination might change a little. 

Among the bowlers, spinners from both teams are good options, as is Mitchell Starc or Mohammad Siraj. Both of them seem to extract that little bit of extra from the surface even when there is nothing much on offer. 

Weather Report

The weather will remain warm and humid with temperatures remaining over 30 degree mark. The big concern will be dew. If that comes into play then the team that bats second will have a huge advantage. 


Pitch Report

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.

Notable stats

Virat Kohli Loves Playing Against Australia

Virat Kohli has an excellent record against Australia. He has scored 8 centuries against them, which is the joint second-highest by any batsmen against the Men in Yellow. Kohli has scored an aggregate of 2228 runs against them at an average of 53.05.

Team News

Shubman Gill and Marcus Stoinis appear to be doubtful for this match. 

IND vs AUS Probable 11

IND Playing 11

  • Rohit Sharma (C)
  • Ishan Kishan
  • Virat Kohli
  • KL Rahul (Wk)
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • R Ashwin
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Mohammad Siraj

AUS Playing 11

  • David Warner
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • Steve Smith
  • Marnus Labuschagne
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Alex Carey (Wk)
  • Cameron Green
  • Pat Cummins (C)
  • Mitchell Starc
  • Josh Hazlewood
  • Adam Zampa
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing India to win this match. The team is in excellent form of late and defeated Australia in a bilateral series last month. On the other hand, the Australians have struggled to perform well in their recent outings and some of the players aren’t a 100% fit. 


Top Picks

Ravindra Jadeja: He is very familiar with the conditions in Chennai and has a good record against Steve Smith. If there is a little bit in the wicket, he could end up being an excellent choice. Likely to be lower-owned as well. 

David Warner: Warner is in good form and scored half-centuries in each of the 3 matches during the recent series against India.

Kuldeep Yadav: Kuldeep Yadav has picked up 5 wickets in the 2 matches he has played against Australia at Chennai. He is also India’s top wicket-taker this year with 33 wickets. 


IND vs AUS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: L Rahul (C), A Carey

Batters: R Sharma, D Warner, V Kohli, S Iyer, M Labuschagne

All-rounders: R Jadeja, G Maxwell (VC)

Bowlers: M Starc, M Siraj

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