IND vs AUS 1st ODI Match Preview: The three-match ODI series between India and Australia is starting tomorrow i.e. March 17. The first match is to be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. In the absence of Rohit Sharma, while the command of Team India is in the hands of Hardik Pandya, Steve Smith is captaining the Kangaroo team after Pat Cummins is out of the Australian squad.
The teams of India and Australia have clashed 4 times in the Wankhede Stadium, in which only the Kangaroo team has won three times. That is, Australia’s record is tremendous against Team India on this ground. In the last 10 matches between India and Australia on Indian grounds, the competition has been equal. That is, India has won 5 matches, while Australia has won 5 matches. In such a situation, it can be said that in the ODI format, the Indian team does not seem to have much advantage of home grounds.
Australia has more than one player in the ODI squad and these players also have good experience of playing white ball on Indian grounds in IPL. In such a situation, Australia is not looking a bit weak for this match. On the other hand, there are strong players of ODI format in the Indian team as well. Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishaan Kishan and Mohammad Siraj are in their excellent form. In such a situation, this match of the three-match ODI series can go in favor of any team.
How is the Wankhede pitch?
The pitch of Wankhede is usually flat, which means that the batsmen get good help here. In October 2015, South Africa also made a mammoth score of 438 runs at this ground. However, in 22 matches, the figure of 300 has been crossed here only twice. In the 22 ODIs held here, the team batting first has won 10 times and 12 times. Although usually there is some help for the bowlers in the beginning, but gradually this pitch becomes batting friendly.
How can be playing-11?
Indian team: Ishaan Kishan, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya (Captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel, Umran Malik, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur.
Australian team: David Warner, Cameron Green, Steve Smith (c), Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Siounis/Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey, Adam Zampa, Nathan Ellis, Mitchell Starc.
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IND vs AUS 1st ODI: There is a match in Wankhede, here Australia’s record is better than Team India; Both teams have clashed on this ground 4 times