IND vs AUS Match Preview

The Indian team shall be led by KL Rahul, who demonstrated exceptional performance by scoring a century on his ODI return against Pakistan. Shubhman Gill shall provide support at the top of the order, while Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, and Suryakumar Yadav shall feature in the middle order.

Hardik Pandya has been rested for the first two matches, and Ravichandran Ashwin shall make a comeback in the ODI squad after a hiatus of almost 19 months to take his place. India has also called in Washington Sundar as an all-rounder, who may replace Axar Patel if the latter fails to recover in time.

The seam attack remains largely unchanged, with India fielding its front-line attack comprising Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, and Mohammed Shami, while Shardul Thakur and Prasidh Krishna are the other options.

It is anticipated that India shall play some of the bowlers who did not participate in the Asia Cup to provide them with some game time and to offer their leading pacers some rest.

Following a series of injuries that have significantly impacted the Australian team in recent months, the majority of squad members have now recuperated and are commencing their preparations. David Warner is expected to be accompanied by Mitchell Marsh, who will assume the opening batting position in the absence of Travis Head, whose participation in the World Cup is uncertain due to a hand fracture.

Steve Smith is likely to take the number 3 spot, with Marnus Labuschagne following suit. Australia possesses a number of talented all-rounders in the likes of Glenn Maxwell and Cameron Green, while Ashton Agar has made a successful recovery and will make a comeback.

Nevertheless, the most promising development for Australia lies in the return of its seamers, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc. They will be joined by Nathan Ellis and Josh Hazlewood, while Tanvir Sangha and Adam Zampa will contribute to the spin attack.

Weather Report

The weather is likely to be warm and humid with plenty of sunshine. 

Pitch Report

The pitch here is likely to be good to bat on as it has seen an average first-inning score of around 275 runs. The seamers should get some movement and bounce early on but the pitch will settle down as the match progresses.

Notable stats

Mohammed Siraj: Man of the Moment

Siraj had a brilliant run in the recent Asia Cup where he picked up 10 wickets at a strike rate of 15.80. His economy was pretty good too at just over 4.5 runs per over. Can he continue the same kind of form in this match?

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


IND vs AUS Probable 11

IND Playing 11

  • Ishan Kishan
  • Shubhman Gill
  • Tilak Varma
  • KL Rahul (C)
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Washington Sundar
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Mohammad Shami
  • Mohammad Siraj

AUS Playing 11

  • Alex Carey (Wk)
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • David Warner
  • Marnus Labuschagne
  • Steve Smith
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Cameron Green
  • Tanveer Sangha
  • Adam Zampa
  • Pat Cummins (C)
  • Mitchell Starc
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 Australia to win this match. They may have lost their previous three matches to South Africa but with some senior players returning, they would fancy their chances against an Indian side that is missing a number of its key players. 


Top Picks

Ravichandran Ashwin: Ashwin is making a comeback to the ODIs after a long gap and will be eager to prove himself. His record in Tests is brilliant where is the number 1 bowler according to ICC rankings.

KL Rahul: Rahul has played well in the Asia Cup where he scored 169 runs at an average of 84.50.

Marnus Labuschagne: Labuschagne was the top run-getter during the recent tour to South Africa, scoring 283 runs at an average of 70.75. 


IND vs AUS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: L Rahul

Batters: S Gill (C), M Marsh (VC), D Warner, S Smith, M Labuschagne

All-rounders: R Jadeja, R Ashwin

Bowlers: M Siraj, M Starc, J Bumrah

IND vs AUS Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction