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AUS vs IND Dream11 Team Prediction Tips for 1st Test Match Australia vs India 17 December

AUS vs IND Dream11 Team Prediction : The most awaited test series between India and Australia will commence from 17 December. Virat would like the team to take the lead, before he departs to India for the birth of his child, while hosts would like to be dominating on their home soil. Both the teams do not have a fixed opening pair and would look to try different combinations for this match. The Aussies are likely to open with Burns and Wade. While the team’s middle-order looks solid with Labuschagne and Smith at the helm. While Green is all set to make his test debut, the team has Travis Head to stabilize the team. The trio of pacers Starc- Cummins- Hazlewood and an experienced spinner Nathon Lyon will give a tough competition to the opposition batsmen.

On the other side, the Indian team has declared their Playing XI and will start with Mayank and Shaw as their openers. In the middle-order, Pujara and Kohli will form the core part of the batting unit. While Vihari and Rahane can be the players who can play well in pressure situations. Saha will feature in the Playing XI of the first test match and would like to cement his place with an impressive performance. The experienced bowler Ashwin will be the sole spinner of the team. The pacers Shami and Bumrah will be most important for the result of the match, while Umesh will be the 3rd pacer for the series opener.

Match Info

1st Test- Border Gavaskar Trophy
India vs Australia
Date- Thursday, 17th December 2020
Time- 02:30PM (Local time)- 09:30AM (IST)
Stadium- Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Streaming- Sony Six, Ten1, Ten3 on TV & Sony LIV app on Mobile.

Last result at the venue- Australia 589/3d won by an innings and 48 runs against Pakistan 302/10 & 239/10 in the 2nd Test match of the Pakistan Tour of Australia 2019

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Test Rankings:

AUS – 1
IND- 3


IND vs AUS Dream11 Team Prediction

IND Team News

Team India has already announced the XI for the 1st D/N test game. Rohit’s injury will make him miss the first two games. Ishant couldn’t do the best of him either, after sustaining an injury in the IPL, he’ll miss out on the whole test series. After scoring a 100 in the practice game, Pant couldn’t finalize his spot in the first game. Also, Gill who scored well in both the innings couldn’t get a place ahead of Shaw.

IND Playing 11

Mayank Agarwal
Prithvi Shaw
Cheteshwar Pujara
Virat Kohli(c)
Ajinkya Rahane
Hanuma Vihari
Wriddhiman Saha(w)
Ravichandran Ashwin
Umesh Yadav
Mohammed Shami
Jasprit Bumrah

AUS Team News

The Aussies are currently the number 1 side in the test rankings and their bowlers have played a main role in achieving this feat. In this series, the team will miss the services of the experienced opener, David Warner who has been consistent across all formats for the team. The onus will lie on the opening pair to give a good start to the team and the middle order looks stable to perform in the crucial situations. The time will tell who will feature for the hosts in the AUS vs IND Dream 11 Team prediction.

AUS Playing 11 (expected)

Joe Burns
Matthew Wade/ Marcus Harris
Marnus Labuschagne
Steven Smith
Travis Head
Cameron Green
Tim Paine(w/c)
Pat Cummins
Mitchell Starc
Nathan Lyon
Josh Hazlewood


AUS vs IND Today Match Prediction It’s a tough choice, a real tough choice. Indian cricket team as well as the Australian cricket team is playing test cricket after almost 10 months. Both the team looks over the edge in comparison with the others. With a decent and a standout batting lineup, the Indian team can outperform the mighty Aussie, because they’ll surely feel the absence of Warner, who is injured and is out of the 1st game. The Bowling lineup of both the team is pretty strong, but Australia will be strong in this one, as they have got all their streamlined pacers for this one, as well as Lyon, who takes quick wickets. Vihari and Ashwin will have to score in the end to put up a good score on the board. It will be an exciting contest to watch, as it all comes down to Virat vs Smith, as to who will win this one for their team. It will be fascinating to see which team wins the IND vs AUS Today match prediction.


IND vs AUS Dream 11 Prediction Captain, Differential Picks

Captain picks

M Labuschagne – A talented batsman who has been terrific in the longest format of the game since his debut in 2018. He has shown enough capability to be the captain of the AUS vs IND Dream 11 prediction.
Test Career Record- 1459 Runs, Bat. AVG. 63.43

A Rahane- A player who scored a century against Australia A in the 1st practice match of the tour can be picked due to his experience and abilities in the test matches.
Test Career Record- 4203 Runs, Bat. AVG. 42.88

V Kohli- The captain of the Indian team must be upbeat after an impressive run in the limited overs format and would be one of the most important batsmen of the team.
Test Career Record- 7240 Runs, Bat. AVG. 53.62

Vice-Captain Picks

S Smith- A player who is naturally suited for the longest format of the game can be a good vice-captain pick of the game. With a good frame of mind and track record in the test format, he forms the core part of the batting unit.
Test Career Record- 7227 Runs AVG. 62.84

C Pujara- Often compared to Dravid, Pujara can be the wall that India needs to stop the Aussies from running away with the series. He has shown the right amount of patience and flow of runs to keep him as the vice-captain of your fantasy team.
Test Career Record- 5840 Runs, Bat. AVG. 48.66

N Lyon- A player who is the third leading wicket-taker with 85 wickets in India- Australia Test matches history can be a good pick due to his accuracy and experience.
Test Career Record- 390 Wickets, Bat. AVG 31.58

Differential Picks

M Agarwal- The opener of the Indian team has been in a good form this year, especially in IPL. In the recently concluded practice match against Australia A, he scored 61 runs in the 2nd innings and would like to maintain the same form in this series.
Test Career Record- 974 Runs, Bat. AVG. 57.29

T Head-  A calm-headed player who has shown enough promise in the longest format of the game can be the differential pick for the AUS vs IND 1st test match. Along with that, he will be playing at his home ground.
Test Career Record- 1091 Runs, Bat. AVG 41.96

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Harshit Rathi @cricketharshit

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