IND vs AUS Match Preview

India's batting appears to be in exceptional form. Despite the absence of two key players, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, the batting lineup demonstrated enough strength to comfortably achieve the target of 277 runs. Shubhman Gill has continued his impressive performance, scoring four half-centuries in his last six innings.

Gill found a capable opening partner in Ruturaj Gaikwad, resulting in a remarkable 142-run partnership for the first wicket. KL Rahul, who came in at number 4, provided stability to the team.

The team management will be pleased to witness Suryakumar Yadav's first half-century in One Day Internationals (ODIs) after 25 matches.

However, Shreyas Iyer's performance has been lackluster, and he will need to enhance his game if he wishes to secure a spot in the World Cup squad.

Moving on to the bowling department, Mohammed Shami delivered an outstanding spell, taking five wickets, with excellent support from Jasprit Bumrah. Ravichandran Ashwin, despite playing his first ODI in nearly 20 months, bowled with precision. It is anticipated that there will be some alterations in the bowling lineup, with Prasiddh Krishna potentially being given an opportunity and Bumrah possibly being rested.

Furthermore, Washington Sundar is likely to be included in the playing XI, but whether he replaces R Ashwin or Ravindra Jadeja remains uncertain.

Despite the return of several key players who had been struggling with injuries, the visiting team was unable to achieve a substantial score on a favorable batting surface, which is a cause for concern. Although Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, and Josh Inglis made promising starts, they were unable to convert them into significant innings.

The team has been without the services of Glenn Maxwell, but it is anticipated that he will return by Sunday, which will bolster the middle order. Additionally, the team is expected to retain the services of all-rounders Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Short, as they offer a great deal of versatility.

Pat Cummins will lead the pace attack alongside Sean Abbott, while Adam Zampa remains the sole full-time spinner.

Australia has opted to prioritize batting depth at the expense of its bowling unit. However, players such as Stoinis and Green may struggle in India, where pitches can be quite flat. The team's balance may require further consideration for this match and the upcoming World Cup.

Weather Report

The weather is expected to remain cloudy and we can expect some drizzling. 

Pitch Report

The Holkar Stadium in Indore is considered a batting paradise and has an average first-inning score of around 300. The pitch is flat and has very little movement for the seamers. The ball comes nicely onto the bat and the outfield is quick too.

There will be some rough patches for the spinners to exploit during the second inning.

Notable stats

STeve Smith On the Cusp of a Milestone

Steve Smith needs just 20 more runs to complete 5000 runs in ODI cricket. He has currently scored 4980 runs at an average of 44.46.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. However, Glenn Maxwell may make a comeback in this game. 


IND vs AUS Probable 11

IND Playing 11

  • Shubhman Gill
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • KL Rahul (C)
  • Ishan Kishan
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Ravichandran Ashwin
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Jasprit Bumrah

AUS Playing 11

  • David Warner
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • Marnus Labuschagne
  • Steve Smith
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Josh Inglis (Wk)
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Cameron Green
  • Pat Cummins (C)
  • Sean Abbott
  • 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 Australia to win this match. The batting heavy approach could end up paying big dividends on a small ground. We think this is a good opportunity to back Austrlia and take advantage of some terrific odds. 


Top Picks

Shubhman Gill: Shubhman Gill is in excellent form this year. He has an average of 70.37 this year and is the top run-getter in ODIs for 2023.

Ravindra Jadeja: Jadeja is a consistent all-rounder and can be quite effective with his spin as well as hard-hitting abilities.

David Warner: One of the most destructive openers of ODI cricket, Warner scored a brisk 42 in his last appearance on this ground and we expect him to play a big inning. 


IND vs AUS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: L Rahul

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

All-rounders: R Jadeja, M Stoinis, R Ashwin

Bowlers: J Bumrah, M Shami

IND vs AUS Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction