IND vs AUS 1st ODI: Rohit Sharma and co. are all set to battle Pat Cummins and Boys one-on-one today (Friday) in the IND vs AUS 1st ODI of the 3-match ODI series. The match is scheduled to be played at PCA IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali from 1:30 PM (IST). Here we predict the strongest playing 11s for India and Australia for the IND vs AUS 1st ODI.
Both teams were engaged in competitive cricket prior to this series. While Australia were on a tour of South Africa for three T20Is and as many as five ODIs, India played the Asia Cup. Australia lost the ODI series 3-2 and India lifted the Asia Cup Title.
Australia had squared off against South Africa in their last match, where Australia were bowled out for 193 and lost the match by 122 runs. However, Australia were not playing with full strength due to injury issues. With Pat Cummins and Smith being back in the side, Australia look much better and stronger side.
In their last encounter, India faced up against Sri Lanka, who won the toss and chose to bat. Siraj destroyed the Lankans’ batting lineup in the Asia Cup final, making it a nightmare for them. He took six wickets, conceding only 21 runs, and knocked Sri Lanka out for a record-low 50 runs. The Indian team’s strong batting order did not have any trouble reaching such a number. They completed the entire chase in just six overs and easily defeated their opponent by 10 wickets.
Both teams are going through injury issues but Australia is deeply affected by the problem. It will be quite interesting what line-up both teams put forth as this series will be the last practice before the ODI World Cup 2023.
Down below is the strongest playing 11s for India and Australia for the IND vs AUS 1st ODI:
IND vs AUS 1st ODI: Strongest Playing 11s
As we know, Rohit, Virat, and other big names of the Indian side are rested for the 1st and 2nd ODI, KL Rahul will lead the side. Due to Axar Patel’s current absence and Kuldeep Yadav’s rest, Ravichandran Ashwin should take Axar Patel’s place right immediately. Ishan Kishan, who is seen as a middle-overs batter by India, is also a backup opener and would probably begin with Gill.
India’s Strongest Playing 11: Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (c, wk), Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Indian Squad: Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Tilak Varma, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w/c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Prasidh Krishna, Washington Sundar
Australia skipper Pat Cummins stated that Mitchell Starc and Glenn Maxwell will not play in the opening ODI. Pat and Smith will take part in the first ODI between India and Australia. Adam Zampa, who has had a bit of mixed fortunes in India so far, will be on the radar of the team management.
Australia’s Playing 11: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins (c), Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa.
Australian Squad: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Inglis, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey(w), Marcus Stoinis, Cameron Green, Pat Cummins(c), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Ellis, Sean Abbott, Matthew Short, Spencer Johnson, Tanveer Sangha.
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