IND vs AUS Match Preview

The hosts have been flawless in their performance so far and with 10 wins in as many matches, they are the only team who are yet to face a defeat in this competition.

It has been a sensational performance by India so far, powered by some brilliant individual performances. Rohit Sharma has given the team some brisk starts during the PowerPlay. His opening partner, Shubman Gill, has scored 3 half-centuries in his last 4 innings, while Shreyas Iyer has scored back-to-back centuries in the last two matches.

However, it is Virat Kohli who has stolen the limelight. He has scored 3 centuries and 5 half-centuries in his 10 innings and is the leading run-scorer of the tournament with 711 runs. Coming to the bowling, Mohammed Shami continues with his red-hot form. He picked up 7 wickets in the last match and is now the leading wicket-taker of the tournament. He will be supported by Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj.

Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav have been in brilliant form during the middle overs, picking up 31 wickets between them.

Australia didn’t have the best of starts with consecutive losses. However, the team has shown a remarkable turnaround and is now on an 8-match winning streak.

Travis Head and David Warner are both excellent strikers of the ball and will look to give the team a strong start. While the form of Steve Smith isn’t at his best in this tournament, he is a dangerous batsman who can turn the game in Australia’s favor.

Mitchell Marsh and Marnus Labuschagne have been very consistent in the middle order and if at least one of them remains till the end, Australia can post a big total. Glenn Maxwell scored an exceptional double-century during the group stage and is a dangerous batsman lower down the order.

Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins seem to be peaking in form just at the right time as they picked up 3 wickets each. They will be joined by Josh Hazlewood in the seam department. Adam Zampa is the leading wicket-taker for Australia with 22 wickets and will have the support of Maxwell and Head in the spin department. 


Weather Report

The weather will be clear throughout the day. There will be no clouds in the sky and there is no chance of rain as the weather remains bright and sunny. The temperature will remain between 24 and 32 degrees Celsius. 


Pitch Report

Unlike some of the other grounds in this tournament, the pitch at the Narendra Modi Stadium provides an even contest between the bat and the ball. There is plenty of assistance for the seamers early on. The ball does swing and there is some movement off the seam too.

However, things get better for the batsmen as the match progresses. A score of around 270 is a par score on this ground.

While the spinners will get some turn throughout the game, there will not be any alarming deliveries. 


Notable stats

Virat Kohli: Unstoppable

Virat Kohli has scored 711 runs so far in this World Cup. This is the first time that any batsman has crossed the 700-run mark in a single ODI World Cup. He also has 8 50-plus scores so far, which is the most by any batsman in a single edition.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


IND vs AUS Probable 11

IND Playing 11

  • Rohit Sharma (C)
  • Shubman Gill
  • Virat Kohli
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • KL Rahul (Wk)
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Mohammed Siraj
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Kuldeep Yadav

AUS Playing 11

  • David Warner
  • Travis Head
  • Marnus Labuschagne
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • Steve Smith
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Josh Inglis (Wk)
  • 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

Both India and Australia have been the most consistent teams in this tournament and are deservedly playing in the Finals. While it all comes down to how the teams perform on that particular day under immense pressure, we feel that India has an advantage in this contest. They have been brilliant in all matches so far and have excelled in all departments.

Also, India has played well against Australia in recent matches, winning 3 of the last 4 matches. 


Top Picks

Mohammed Shami: Mohammad Shami is in sensational form in this tournament, picking up 23 wickets in 6 matches at an average of 9.13 and a strike rate of 10.9.

Rohit Sharma: Rohit Sharma has an excellent record against Australia. He has scored 2332 runs against them at an average of 58.30. His knocks include 8 centuries and 9 half-centuries.

Adam Zampa: Adam Zampa is the most successful spinner in this tournament. He has picked up 22 wickets in 10 innings at an average of 21.40. 


IND vs AUS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: L Rahul

Batters: R Sharma, D Warner, V Kohli (C), S Gill, S Iyer

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

Bowlers: M Shami, A Zampa, J Bumrah

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