The three-match ODI series between India and Australia will kick off on Friday, March 17 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The hosts are heading into the series with a 2-1 win in the 2023 Border Gavaskar Trophy. Both the team will be without the services of their regular skippers, Rohit Sharma and Pat Cummins.
Rohit Sharma will join the team for the second ODI, while Pat Cummins will not be a part of the series. In their absence, Hardik Pandya and Steve Smith will lead their respective countries. Australia has an upper hand against India in ODIs, winning 80 of the 143 matches played. In India, the hosts have won 29 matches, while the visitors have won 30.
Australia emerged as the winner in the last ODI series played against India. This time, they will be keen to repeat the effort, while India will be hoping to seek redemption.
Details: India vs Australia, Border Gavaskar Trophy, First ODI
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date and Time: Friday, March 17, 1:30 PM IST
The wicket at the Wankhede Stadium is expected to be a batting-friendly surface. The average first-innings total at the venue is 240 runs. Teams batting first or chasing have won almost an equal number of games.
India (IND) vs Australia (AUS) – Predicted Playing XI
India: Hardik Pandya (C), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik
Australia: Steve Smith (C), Travis Head, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Marcus Stoinis/Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey, Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc
Fantasy Team Suggestions – IND vs AUS
Team 1: Ishan Kishan, David Warner (VC), Virat Kohli (C), Steve Smith, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Glenn Maxwell, Ravindra Jadeja, Cameron Green, Adam Zampa, Mohammed Siraj
Team 2: KL Rahul, David Warner, Virat Kohli, Steve Smith (VC), Shubman Gill (C), Hardik Pandya, Glenn Maxwell, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc
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