Match: Australia vs India, 1st ODI
Date: November 27, 2020
Time: 9:10 AM IST (2:40 PM local time)
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
After a long period of interruption to the game of cricket due to the pandemic, international cricket is slowly returning to normalcy. Two cricketing giants, India and Australia, start their journey to WC 2021 with a one-day international match on Friday.
After participating in the Indian Premier League, the players are all set to don the national colours.
On Friday, there will be a lot of things at stake for both sides. India have lost their first-choice opener, Rohit Sharma, due to a hamstring injury before the start of the series whereas, the management sidelined Rishabh Pant as the wicket-keeper batsman was struggling to find his form. However, the emergence and red hot form of KL Rahul will be a respite for Virat Kohli.
Australia will bank on the likes of Steve Smith and David Warner for their chances in the bilateral series. Also, Mitchell Starc will make the return to his national side after being out for quite some time due to an injury.
Aaron Finch (C), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, Sanju Samson.
Predicted Playing XI
Aaron Finch (C), David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and Adam Zampa.
Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal and Navdeep Saini.
Sydney Cricket Ground has remained a competitive strip over the last few years. We can expect a fair contest between the bat and the ball with an average first batting score being 258. The powerplay overs will be the most important ones as dew might play a crucial role during that time.
The weather department has predicted a maximum temperature of 24 degrees centigrade on Friday in Sydney. The temperature might drop to as low as 19 degrees centigrade, which is still conducive for batsmen to score runs. However, the pacers are expected to enjoy bowling at this track while the spinners might face a few challenges.
Dream11 Fantasy Picks for AUS vs IND (1st ODI)
Fantasy Suggestion 1: Lokesh Rahul(vc), Virat Kohli(c), David Warner, Mayank Agarwal, Marcus Stoinis, Ravindra Jadeja, Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal and Mitchell Starc.
Fantasy Suggestion 2: Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli, David Warner(c), Steve Smith(vc), Marcus Stoinis, Ravindra Jadeja, Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins, Mohammed Shami, Adam Zampa and Mitchell Starc.
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