IND vs AUS Match Preview

India's young batting brigade has batted so fearlessly that it looks pretty obvious that they will continue to do so in the same manner. Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, SKY, Tilak Varma, and Rinku Singh are all terrific options. 

We would suggest that sticking with two out of the top 3, SKY, and perhaps Rinku Singh may be the way to go. This way you get in-form batters who will get the most chance of batting through the inning, the best T20 batter in the world, and Rinku Singh who bats at an incredible strike-rate. 

Among the bowlers, Axar Patel and Ravi Bishnoi have been consistent wicket-takers with Mukesh Singh as a dependable economical bowler.  

We really think Australia will have no option but to ring in a few changes for this match. Travis Head, if he plays, could be a great option to include in your fantasy teams. We keep faith in Matt Short as a potential differentiator with Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, and Marcus Stoinis as the other impact players to include. 

Among the bowlers, Adam Zampa and maybe Jason Behrendorff (if he plays) are the players we think could make a big impact. They are usually economic and also pick up a lot of wickets. Both Zampa and Behrendorff have also done quite well against India in previous matches. 

Weather Report

There is no rain predicted for match day. There may be some high humidity and perhaps some dew later on in the match. 

Pitch Report

The pitch should be very good for batting and we can expect the batters to dominate once more. We think scores in excess of 200 could very well be seen in both innings. Change of pace from the pacers and variations from the spinners may be essential to give them some sort of fighting chance. 

Notable stats

Rinku Singh: Unflappable Under Pressure

31 runs in 9 balls in the previous match, a six to finish the match in the one before, and three not-outs in his four international innings so far. Rinku Singh is showing he can be the finisher that India is looking for.

Team News

No injury news although we may see some changes in the playing elevens. 

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
  • Mukesh Singh
  • Arshdeep Singh
  • Prasidh Krishna

AUS Playing 11

  • Matt Short
  • Travis Head
  • Josh Inglis (Wk)
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Tim David
  • Matthew Wade (C)
  • Nathan Ellis
  • Adam Zampa
  • Jason Behrendorff
  • Tanveer Sangha
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

The two teams are quite evenly matched. In fact, India is the bookmakers favorite going into this third T20 but we think Australia may be about to strike back at India and keep the series alive. We are backing Australia to win this match. 

Top Picks

Ishan Kishan - Not only is he smacking the ball big but he also seems to have found a way to be consistent doing so. With two leg-spinners coming into his hitting arc, we will continue backing him to do well. 

Adam Zampa - Do not count out Zampa after one poor inning. He is one of the best in the world and very experienced in T20 cricket. He will find a way to hit back. 

Travis Head - It is not confirmed that he will play but if he does, you must pick him. How could you not? He will open the batting, go hard from the start, and bowl through the middle of the overs. 

IND vs AUS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: J Inglis, I Kishan (C)

Batters: S Yadav, R Singh, T David, Y Jaiswal

All-rounders: G Maxwell, M Stoinis, M Short (VC)

Bowlers: A Zampa, R Bishnoi

IND vs AUS Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction