India vs Australia: After a successful Test series, Australia’s tour of India second phase will continue with the 3-match ODI series. India claimed a 2-1 win in the Test series and now shift the focus to the 50-over format with the Cricket World Cup coming this year in India. Both teams consider this as preparation before the big event. The first ODI match will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on 17th March, Friday.
Match: India vs Australia, ODI Match 1 of 3
Date: 17th March 2023
Time: 01:30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Pitch Condition: The first ODI match will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The surface here is one of the best grounds in India for batters with even bounce and carry. The wicket here helps both pacers and spinners. The first 10 overs of each inning will have a considerable swing. The average first innings score in ODIs here will be around 270.
India vs Australia – Squad
India: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, K L Rahul, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (vc), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Jaydev Unadkat.
Australia: Steve Smith, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
India vs Australia – Team Performance in the Past Matches
Winning the Test series 2-1 team India is heading into the 3-match ODI series against Australia and the first match will be held at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Winning the Test series, India qualified for the WTC final and will now play the final against Australia this year. Now both are looking forward to the 50-over format as the ODI World Cup is coming this year in India.
Steve Smith will lead the Australian side this time in the absence of Pat Cummins. The side has injury concerns of Glenn Maxwell and David Warner. Warner injured his left elbow and now needs medical clearance to play in the first ODI. Even though they have a full-strength batting order of Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis, and wicket-keeper Alex Carey. All-rounders Mitchell Starc, Sean Abbott, Nathan Ellis, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, and Cameron Green will give the side more confidence. Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar will take responsibility for spin-bowling.
Indian Skipper Rohit Sharma will miss the 1st ODI hence Hardik Pandya will lead the Men in Blue this time. This will allow Shubhman Gill and Ishan Kishan to put in a performance and play in the second opening spot. Shreyas Iyer is ruled out of the series due to his injury in the last Test series. With the presence of Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav, India’s middle order is well-settled. This time, India chose many all-rounders like Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, and Shardul Thakur. The No.1 ODI bowler Mohammed Siraj is the most in-form bowler in the squad. Mohammad Shami, Umran Malik, and Jayadev Unadkat will make a strong pace-bowling unit this time.
Which of these teams will start the series with a win? Predict your teams now.
India vs Australia – Face to Face
India has played 143 ODI matches against Australia. Out of those matches, India won 53 times whereas Australia won 80 times. 10 matches ended without a result. The last time they faced each other is in a T20 series and India won the series 2-1.
Here our experts at FCL are giving a prediction for the coming match. Hope you could find it helpful by any means.
Wicket-Keepers: Alex Carey, KL Rahul.
Batsmen: Shubhman Gill, Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Travis Head.
All-Rounders: Hardik Pandya, Cameron Green.
Bowlers: Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mitchell Starc.
Captain: Virat Kohli.
Vice-Captain: Steve Smith.
Wicket-Keepers: Alex Carey.
Batsmen: Shubhman Gill, Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Marcus Labuschagne.
All-Rounders: Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja.
Bowlers: Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.
Captain: Steve Smith.
Vice-Captain: Ravindra Jadeja.