India and Australia will square off in the opening ODI on Friday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The team under the leadership of Rohit Sharma defeated Australia in the Test series, 2-1, and will try to maintain the momentum in the three-match ODI series.
India will look to start the series in the best possible manner. Captain Rohit Sharma won’t be available for selection. Thus, Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan are likely to open the innings with Virat at 3. The dynamic Surya Kumar Yadav will come in at 4 with Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja to bat 5 and 6. Shami and Siraj will lead the Indian pace attack with Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel being the preferred spin options.
Australia will try to end the tour with a series victory over India after losing the Border Gavaskar Trophy by a score of 2-1. In Pat Cummins’ absence, Steve Smith will captain Australia. Having recovered from an elbow fracture, David Warner must show his fitness for the series opener. Warner and Head will very certainly start, with Smith coming in at 3. With Maxwell, Cam Green, and Marcus Stoinis, they have a strong batting lineup. Mitch Stark and Sean Abott will be in charge of their pace attack, and they have Ashton Agar and Zampa as options for spin.
Mumbai is in for a high-scoring contest as the average first-innings total over the previous three games was 324. With help from the new ball, pacers have taken seventy-five percent of the wickets in the last three ODIs. After winning the toss, both teams will attempt to chase. The pitch is not expected to alter much throughout the game.
IND vs AUS head to head in ODI
Total Matches: 143
India Won: 53
Australia Won: 80
No Result: – 10
India expected playing XI:
Shubman Gill, Surya Kumar Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel.
Australia expected playing XI:
David Warner, Travis Head, Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Cameron Green, Maxwell, Marcus Stoonis, Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Sean Abbot, Ashton Agar
ND vs AUS Top Dream 11 Picks
Here’s our pick for you Dream 11 team
Captain – Virat Kohli/Steve Smith
Vice-captain – Steve Smith/Hardik Panyda
Wicketkeeper – Ishan Kishan
Batters – Gill, Head, Smith
All-rounders – Pandya, Green
Bowlers – Siraj, Starc, Chahal
IND vs AUS 1st ODI Where to Watch:
Match: India vs Australia, 1st ODI
Date & Time: March 17, 1:30 PM
Live Streaming: Disney+Hotstar
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