IND vs AUS Prediction: The wait is finally over! The much-awaited India’s tour down under is starting tomorrow. And to start the proceedings, a three-match ODI series is scheduled between two of the strongest sides in the format. With match winners Kohli, Bumrah, Smith, and Warner lined up, a tightly contested match is on the cards. Aussies have home advantage in their favour, but taking into account the current form and the nature of the lineups, India starts as favourites for the ODI series.
India vs Australia 1st ODI
Date & Time: 27th November 2020, 9:10 AM IST
Sydney Cricket Stadium, Australia
Bet365: AUS- 1.57, IND- 2.37
Betway: AUS- 1.61, IND- 2.20
Prominent betting sides are predicting Australia to win this match comfortably.
Team batting second to win this match
Both teams are evenly matched and have strong squads to overcome any challenges. As it is a freshly prepared wicket, the teams are unaware of the conditions at stake. Therefore the toss will come in handy, and the team who is to chase is expected to win this match as per IND vs AUS today match prediction.
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Except for India missing Rohit Sharma, both the teams are at full strength. The trio of Starc, Cummins, and Hazlewood would take the charge with the ball or the Aussies with Zampa to be played in as the lone spinner. Carrey, Maxwell, and Stoinis will be in charge of the middle order.
As for India, Mayank Agarwal is likely to replace Rohit at top of the order. Rahul is expected to continue at number 5, with the all-rounders Hardik and Jadeja to follow him at 6 and 7. Chahal is expected to be the lone specialist spinner along with the two lead pacers Bumrah and Shami. The toss-up for the third seamer is likely to happen between Saini and Thakur. Even though Saini is a better pacer, the additional batting capabilities of Thakur is expected to tempt Kohli to opt for him.
AUS Playing XI: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazelwood
IND Playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Navdeep Saini/ Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
A freshly prepared wicket will be in place for the first ODI. As per reports, the pitch is expected to behave on the slower side. But taking into account the batting depth of both the teams, anything below 280 should be easy to chase down. So it's better to have a score in mind, and hence chasing is preferred on this wicket.
If India bats first: 290-300
If Australia bats first: 310-320
Players who are expected to perform well as per IND vs AUS Dream11 Prediction.
IND- Virat Kohli
The best batsman in the world is currently not at his absolute best. But with the challenge getting tougher, he is expected to bring his best game forward. He even scored a fluent 91 runs off just 58 balls in the intra-squad practice match held a few days before. Taking all that into account, his current average of 54 against the Aussies is only expected to be improved by the end of this series.
AUS- David Warner
Warner is an absolute beast in the limited-overs. And more importantly, he is a home-track bully. With this match being played in his hometown, expect a complete rampage from the bull. He averages 49 against India and showed great form in the latter half of the IPL. As for free cricket betting tips, he is a sure shot man to invest your money in.
Other prominent Batsmen: Steve Smith, Shikhar Dhawan, Aaron Finch, KL Rahul
IND- Jasprit Bumrah
Boom Boom is in fine form. After a patchy start in the first few games of the IPL, he got back to his absolute best. The last time, when India visited Australia, he was the one who inflicted the major damage on the Australian batting unit.
AUS- Pat Cummins
He might not have had a great IPL to his standards, but when the Jersey colour turns yellow, he is an entirely different beast altogether. The longer the format gets, the better Cummins performs. He will be counting on his past success against Kohli to help his team overcome the Indian challenge.
Other prominent Bowlers: Mohammad Shami, Yuzi Chahal, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa
IND- Mayank Agarwal
AUS- Aaron Finch
Player of the Match
Virat Kohli / David Warner
We are predicting a close encounter with plenty of runs to be scored by both teams. In that case, two players who are capable of taking their team to a high score are Kohli and Warner. Either of these two is our prediction for the ‘Player of the Match’ category.
Expert free tip for IND vs AUS Dream11
Suitable Captaincy Picks: David Warner, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah
Suitable VC Picks: Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzi Chahal, Steve Smith, Pat Cummins
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