India and Australia will face each other in the first One-day international match to be played at Mohali on 22nd September. This would be the final series for both of these teams before heading for the World Cup warm-up matches. The Men in Blue will be high on confidence after winning the Asia Cup tournament while Australia will look to regain form as they lost the ODI series to South Africa by 2-3 after leading 2-0.
The Indian Cricket team will be captained by KL Rahul as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, and Kuldeep Yadav have been rested. Rahul Dravid confirmed in the press conference today that Suryakumar Yadav would get chances in the first two ODI matches.
On the other hand, Mitchell Starc and Glenn Maxwell would not be available for the first ODI match. Steve Smith and Pat Cummins will return to the squad after missing 5 match series against South Africa.
Under the captaincy of Steve Smith, the Australian cricket team registered a thrilling 2-1 series win over the Indian team this year. It is a closely fought encounter between these two top-quality sides as India has a slender 5-4 lead since the 2019 World Cup.
Details– India vs. Australia, 1st ODI
Venue– PCA Stadium, Mohali
Date and Time– 22nd September, 1.30 PM
The pitch at PCA Stadium, Mohali is a superb batting paradise. It helps the pacers initially before the ball comes onto the nicely. It promises to be another superb pitch to bat on. Australia chased down a massive target of 359 against India in March 2019.
Both teams have top-quality batting units that will entertain the people at the stadium and watch on TV and digital platforms. The captain that wins the toss would likely field first as chasing at this venue is easy with a quick outfield.
India (Ind) vs Australia (Aus)- Predicted Playing XI
Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (C), Shreyas Iyer, Tilak Varma, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.
David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Alex Carey (WK), Josh Inglis, Cameron Green, Pat Cummins (C), Josh Hazlewood, Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa.
Fantasy Team Selection- Ind vs Aus
Team 1– Shubman Gill (C), David Warner, KL Rahul, Steve Smith (VC), Tilak Varma, Josh Inglis, Shardul Thakur, Pat Cummins, Jasprit Bumrah, Sean Abbott, Mohammed Siraj.
Team 2– Ishan Kishan, Mitchell Marsh (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Marnus Labuschagne, Shreyas Iyer (VC), Alex Carey, Ravindra Jadeja, Cameron Green, R Ashwin, Adam Zampa, Mohammed Siraj.