IND vs AUS Match Preview

India has picked a young side with all but one player from the World Cup Squad missing out. SKY, one of the best batters in T20 cricket is going to lead the side with a host of exciting youngsters at his disposal. One thing is certain that the players are going to hard and try to score quickly., not worrying about losing wickets too much. 

From a fantasy point of view, this means that you can pick players that play in the middle and perhaps even make them the captain. A dependable pick like Ruturaj Gaikwad is good but someone like Tilak Varma, who may also bowl, could be a better points scorer overall. 

Australia's squad is experienced, strong, and extremely flexible. They have so many different options to choose as openers, middle-order enforces, or in the bowling that after picking the initial team, you should wait for the toss to confirm the playing eleven.

Spinners from the team bowling first and batters from the team bowling second are a general rule to follow when dew is expected.

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Weather Report

The weather is expected to be pleasant in terms of temperature but be quite humid. There may be some dew on offer.

Pitch Report

The pitch should be a bit slow and spin-friendly to start out with. If dew comes in, the batting conditions will improve remarkably in the second inning.

Notable stats

Home Advantage: Maybe Not

India and Australia are very evenly matched when it comes to recent T20 encounters, irrespective of the venues or countries that they have played at. This shows that players are quite comfortable playing against each other and have played in each other countries so often that home advantage really does not count.

Team News

No injuries to report from either side.

IND vs AUS Probable 11

IND Playing 11

  • Yashasvi Jaiswal
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Ishan Kishan (Wk)
  • Suryakumar Yadav (C)
  • Tilak Varma
  • Rinku Singh
  • Axar Patel
  • Ravi Bishnoi
  • Arshdeep Singh
  • Prasidh Krishna
  • Mukesh Singh

AUS Playing 11

  • Matthew Short
  • Josh Inglis
  • Travis Head
  • Steve Smith
  • Matthew Wade (C)
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Tim Davis
  • Sean Abbott
  • Nathan Ellis
  • Tanveer Sangha
  • Kane Richardson
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 think India has a young side but one that is capable of beating the Aussies in this match. There may be some hangover from the celebrations after the World Cup as well as a view to experiment with their lineup which could cause the Aussies to fumble. 

India, playing a young but very talented side, could take this opportunity to pick up an upset win. 

Top Picks

Yashasvi Jaiswal: A penchant to score big and start quickly. This is exactly what India is looking for from its latest white-ball sensation. Jaiswal will not only come hard at the Aussies, he could also make them pay if he gets set.

Kane Richardson - A relatively lower-owned option, Richardson could be a wonderful differentiator for your Dream11 team. He has pace, experience, and an excellent slower ball. 

Axar Patel - Missed out on the World Cup but could play a vital role with both the ball and the bat (later in the inning). He is also a gun fielder and finds himself in clutch situations throughout the match. A dependable points scorer. 

IND vs AUS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: J Inglis

Batters: I Kishan, S Yadav, R Gaikwad, T David, Y Jaiswal

All-rounders: T Varma (C), A Patel, M Short (VC)

Bowlers: K Richardson, N Ellis

IND vs AUS Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction