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November 20, 2018
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IND vs AUS DREAM11 GRAND LEAGUE TEAM | India vs Australia 1st T20I

By Dheeraj Singh

India vs Australia DREAM11 GRAND LEAGUE TEAM | India vs Australia | India tour of Australia

Brisbane, November 21, Wednesday at 01:20 PM IST

The much-awaited India tour of Australia kick starts with both the teams coming head to head for the first of the three T20Is at The Gabba, Brisbane on Wednesday noon. While the Men in Blue are all excited to prove their mettle, Kangaroos would be hoping for a change in their fortune.

One can easily observe a complete 360 degree turn when both the teams met last time in 2016. Kangaroos gave a 4-1 drubbing to India in ODIs while Men In Blue consolidated the loss by 3-0 whitewash in T20Is. Something similar is expected this time around. Also, there are plenty of changes in both the sides. While David Warner and Steve Smith will be watching all the actions from distance, the visitors are missing their most experienced campaigner -MS Dhoni. There a couple of new faces on both sides!

Also, if we compare the recent run of both the sides, India seems to be the first favourites. While Australia has depleted in recent past, India is becoming stronger day by day. The Kangaroos has failed to secure a win in their last four T20Is while India is all charged up after registering a 3-0 series win against Windies.  The hosts faced 3-0 drubbing against Pakistan in UAE and also lost the only T20I against South Africa by 21 runs.

While Australia is struggling with the bat, India’s top three are amongst world best. At one place where Aussie skipper Aaron Finch has five single-digit scores on the trot, first time in his T20Is career, India’s vice-captain Rohit Sharma has hit two centuries in two series- against England in Bristol and Windies in Lucknow.

As all the facts and calculations indicate India having an upper hand, let’s move further to team news and grand league predictions.

IND vs AUS Team News:

  • India has named a 12-man squad prior to the game
  • Manish Pandey and Washington Sundar are the ones missing out
  • As per the conditions, India might opt for Krunal Pandya & Kuldeep Yadav as spin options
  • Yuzvendra Chahal is the one expected to remain at the bench
  • Australia is most probably expected to feature with the same playing against South Africa

IND vs AUS Playing11(Probable):


Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Jasprit Bumrah


Chris Lynn, Aaron Finch, D Arcy Short, Ben McDermott, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, Marcus Stoinis, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye, Billy Stanlake

This IND vs AUS Dream11 prediction is high-risk but you may reap rewards if some assumptions come off. We advise you not to use these teams in small league contests.


Team 1 and 2: Predict the winner

The recent run of both the sides clearly indicates India as the first favourites. With Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Kuldeep Yadav and Jaspruit Bumrah in ranks, it will be no surprise if it turns out to be a one-sided affair.

*Kuldeep Yadav is the leading wicket-taker for the side with 17 wickets from just six games

**Rohit Sharma is fine form since Asia Cup. In the shortest format, he has hit two centuries and with the kind of pitch Brisbane offers, he might score one more.

Team 3 and 4: Potential match winners

Krunal Pandya, D Arcy Short, KL Rahul, Andrew Tye

*Refrain picking the first choice fantasy picks such as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav.

*This will be the first away series for Krunal Pandya and the all-rounder might do wonders with both bat and ball.

**Andrew Tye was the leading wicket-taker in Big Bash League and his variations can turn lethal for the visitors.

Team 5 and 6: As per conditions

The Gabba in Brisbane is expected to be a batting-friendly surface with a good pace and bounce for the pacers. So, we will bet on the quality pacers from both the sides.


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Dheeraj Singh

It might be a just another game for you, but for me, Cricket is something which I live for. From following cricket teams to keeping an eye on every new update in the cricketing world, I try to deliver the best and true I can in my every writing.