India vs Australia 1st ODI match prediction: AUS to win
India vs Australia 1st ODI toss prediction: IND to win the toss and bowl first
The three-match ODI series between India and Australia is all set to commence on September 22 (Friday). The opening encounter of the series will be played in Mohali. This is an extremely crucial series for both teams with the ODI World Cup only a fortnight away now.
The Men in Blue are coming off a stunning performance in the Asia Cup where they were unbeaten right through. T
he Rohit Sharma-led side beat Sri Lanka in the final by 10 wickets to lift the trophy for the record-extending eighth time. Though some of the World Cup bound players are rested for the first two ODIs, this is an important game for the back up players and others.
As for Australia, they are coming off a loss at the hands of South Africa in the five-match series. Perhaps, the Men in Yellow were leading the series 2-0 at one stage but then ended up losing the last three matches by a margin of more than 100 runs each.
With their injured players returning for this series, expect the five-time champions to come hard at the hosts.
IND vs AUS date & time: September 22, 1:30 PM IST
IND vs AUS venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.
IND vs AUS match preview
The hosts have rested their key players like skipper Rohit, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav for the first two ODIs. Veteran Ravichandran Ashwin once again marks his return just before the World Cup while Washington Sundar too has been retained after featuring in Asia Cup final.
India Possible 11: Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (C/WK), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar/Ravi Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
Australia, meanwhile, are back at full strength with Pat Cummins returning to lead the side while Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc and Glenn Maxwell are also back. They will miss Travis Head though who fractured his left hand during the ODI series against South Africa.
Australia Possible 11: David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (WK), Pat Cummins (C), Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood
Pitch and Expected Weather Conditions
The surface in Mohali is known to keep both batters and bowlers in the game. While the pace bowlers always stay interested on this pitch, the batters also get their due if they work hard.
As far as the weather is concerned, it will be extremely hot right through this week with temperatures ranging around 32-35 Degrees Celsius. There is no chance of rain whatsoever.
India vs Australia 1st ODI Dream11 prediction
Our India vs Australia 1st ODI Dream11 predictions for this match:
- Wicket keepers: Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul
- Batters: Shubman Gill, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne
- All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis
- Bowlers: Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell Starc
- Recommended captain: Steve Smith
- Recommended vice-captain: Shubman Gill
Australia’s batters were in good form recently and they should be picked in the Fantasy team. Even among Indian players, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill are a must thanks to their form in Asia Cup.
When it comes to all-rounders, it is tough to skip Ravindra Jadeja but the likes of Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis provide more value with their top skills.
In the bowling department, Siraj and Bumrah are coming off stunning returns in Asia Cup and cannot be ignored at all. Mitchell Starc is another bowler who will be unavoidable in terms of gaining points in the Fantasy team.
Steve Smith will be hungry to score runs after an injury layoff and he can be the best captain pick. Gill has returned to form with the bat and he is another multiplier option in Fantasy cricket. The likes of Stoinis, Siraj and Bumrah could be surprise C or VC picks.
IND vs AUS 1st ODI toss prediction: India to win the toss and bowl first
Mohali is hosting an international match after a long time. With not much known about the surface on offer, there is every possibility that the team winning the toss will bowl first. Our toss prediction is that India will win the toss and they will opt to field.
Man of the match prediction: Steve Smith
Steve Smith boasts of a terrific record against India in ODIs and Tests both. He likes plundering Indian bowlers at will. Moreover, he is coming off an injury and will be looking forward to be amongst runs before the World Cup.
So we predict him to play a match-winning knock and win the Man of the Match award.
India vs Australia 1st ODI betting odds
- India odds: 1.75
- Australia odds: 1.95