ODIs have gained priority at the moment since it’s an ODI World Cup year. India will host Australia in the 3 matches series which gets started on Friday. Hardik Pandya will lead Men in Blue in the 1st ODI in place of Rohit Sharma who is not available due to family commitments. On the other hand, Steven Smith will be captaining Australia in the absence of Pat Cummins.
India vs Australia, 1st ODI
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: March 17th at 1:30 AM IST and Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
What is the pitch report for IND vs AUS, 1st ODI?
It’s purely a flat batting deck that makes bowlers toil hard to pick wickets. Batting will get better in the 2nd half and defending runs will be highly challenging.
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Ahead of the #INDvAUS ODI series opener, Fielding Coach T. Dilip explains how @imVkohli & @imjadeja have been role models in the field for the youngsters ????????#TeamIndia | @mastercardindia pic.twitter.com/4NourJOfR7
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 15, 2023
India: Won Won Won Won Won
Australia: Won Won Won Won Won
IND vs AUS, 1st ODI Probable Winners:
India are expected to win this match.
What is the expected, Probable Playing XIs for IND vs AUS, 1st ODI?
Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Lokesh Rahul, Hardik Pandya (c), Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik / Mohammed Shami
Travis Head, David Warner, Steven Smith (c), Marnus Labuschagne, Marcus Stoinis / Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Nathan Ellis
India: Shreyas Iyer suffered a back injury in the final Test which rules him out of the ODI series.
Australia: Glenn Maxwell and David Warner have recovered from injuries and are available for this series.
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— BCCI (@BCCI) March 15, 2023
What are the Top Picks, players for Dream11, My11circle and MPL for IND vs AUS, 1st ODI?
Top Pick – Batter
Shubman Gill is in form of his life and has hit centuries in each of his last innings in all the formats. In 21 ODIs, he has struck 1254 runs at an average of 73.76 which comprised 4 centuries and 5 half-centuries.
Top Pick – All-Rounder
Cameron Green is the future star of Australia. He is still in his early days in the ODI format and has scored 290 runs in 13 matches at an average of 58 and picked up 11 wickets.
Top Pick – Bowler
Mohammed Siraj has picked up 14 wickets so far this year in 5 matches with the best figures of 4 for 32. He is a genuine wicket-taker and a must pick for your fantasy teams.
Top Pick – Wicketkeeper
Alex Carey has strongly cemented his role in the middle order for Australia. In 62 ODIs, he has scored 1629 runs at an average of 35.41 with the highest score of 106.
Shardul Thakur can turn the game when things are going tough. In 34 ODIs, he has scalped 50 wickets with best figures of 4 for 52 and scored 298 runs at an average of 19.86.
What are the fantasy suggested teams for IND vs AUS, 1st ODI?
1. Lokesh Rahul, Alex Carey, David Warner, Steven Smith, Shubman Gill, Glenn Maxwell (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Cameron Green, Adam Zampa, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj
2. Lokesh Rahul (vc), Ishan Kishan, David Warner (c), Steven Smith, Suryakumar Yadav, Travis Head, Ravindra Jadeja, Glenn Maxwell, Hardik Pandya, Mitchell Starc, Mohammed Siraj
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India will be without their prolific run-getter last year Shreyas Iyer who sustained a back injury in the preceding Test series which provides an opportunity for Suryakumar Yadav to show his hitting skills in the 50-over format. Rohit Sharma will miss the series opener citing family commitments, Hardik Pandya who was recently elevated to the vice-captain role will lead the side. Ishan Kishan will open alongside inform Shubman Gill. With the return of Ravindra Jadeja, the side is completely packed with a talented bunch of all-rounders which provides more depth in batting and variety in the bowling. Virat Kohli who has scored centuries in all forms over the last 6 months will bat at his regular No.3 position. Mohammed Siraj who has taken a centre stage in the bowling department lately will likely to share the new ball either with Mohammad Shami or Umran Malik.
Australia will be keen to get into a rhythm in this series with ODI World Cup not far away. Steven Smith who led the side in the final two Tests will continue as their skipper. Glenn Maxwell has completely recovered from a leg injury and makes his way back to the side. All-rounder Mitchell Marsh who did quite well in the ODI series against England will keep his place although he will get tough competition from Marcus Stoinis for a place in the final eleven. Mitchell Starc, Nathan Ellis, and Adam Zampa are the genuine bowlers in the line-up.