IND vs AUS: India is all set to host Australia for the three-match ODI series just ahead of the ICC World Cup 2023. The first game of the series will be played on Friday (22nd September) in Mohali followed by the second match to be played on Sunday (24th September) in Indore. The final game of the series is slated to take place on Wednesday (27th September) in Saurashtra. 

IND vs AUS: India Playing 11 for the first ODI against Australia prediction

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IND vs AUS: Although the Indian Cricket Team won the Asia Cup, but Australian challenge will be completely different for them. It’s fair to say that the Men in Blue wouldn’t have got any better preparation for ICC World Cup 2023 than this. 

India has rested senior players for the first two ODIs, it’ll be a great platform for some players to get into the groove for the ICC World Cup 2023. Coming to the playing 11, since Rohit Sharma is not there, Ishan Kishan is likely to open the innings alongside  Shubman Gill in the IND vs AUS first ODI. 

Tilak Varma is likely to bat at No.3 in the absence of Virat Kohli in the first ODI. He has been a handy player for India as he can contribute with the ball as well. Shreyas Iyer is expected to play all the games as he missed most matches in the Asia Cup due to a back spasm. He’s expected to play at No.4 and it’ll be an extremely important series for him. 

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KL Rahul will captain the team in the first two IND vs AUS games. He’s expected to keep the wickets and bat at No.5. The series will be a great opportunity for  Suryakumar Yada also to as he has been struggling to get going in the ODIs. 

Ravindra Jadeja is expected to play a crucial role with bat and ball at No.7. R Ashwin is back in the team which indicates that he’s in the plans for the ICC World Cup 2023. The off-spinner is likely to play all the IND vs AUS games. Shardul Thakur along with Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj will be three pacers. 

Here’s the Indian playing 11 for the first IND vs AUS ODI prediction 

Ishan Kishan 
Shubman Gill 
Tilak Varma 
Shreyas Iyer 
KL Rahul (wk & c)
Suryakumar Yadav 
Ravindra Jadeja 
R Ashwin 
Shardul Thakur 
Jasprit Bumrah 
Mohammed Siraj 

IND vs AUS: India squad for the first two ODIs against Australia 

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Here’s the Indian squad for the first two IND vs AUS ODIs:

KL Rahul (C & WK), Ravindra Jadeja (Vice-captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna.