India Vs Australia First ODI at Chennai Prediction
Question in detailIndia Vs Australia first ODI, match prediction: Riding on a prolonged spell of success, India walks in as favorites to hunt down Australia in the first ODI, commencing on Sep 17 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Virat Kohli's brigade is currently rejoicing their six-match winning streak that they would eye to extend facing their new opponents. And a recent series whitewash over Lanka doubles India's confident ahead of the home ODI series against touring Australia.
Australia, on the other hand, will go into the game at the back of three consecutive defeats. They haven't been that impressive in recent times losing four of their last eight ODIs. Also, their performance in Bangladesh was not convincing, although it was a Test series. Nonetheless, they will take the field to win the match irrespective of what it results out to be.
As ever, David Warner and Steve Smith will be in key role with bat in Australia's playing XI for first ODI. While Warner is known for his power hitting, Smith will have the assignment to capitalize the team's start. The two players have been the most impressive of all Australian batsmen over the years. Nathan Coulter-Nile and Pat Cummins will take up the fast bowling charge. Adam Zampa will be their trump to sharpen the spin attack on turning spin track. Australia playing XI for first ODI could be as: Steven Smith (c), Peter Handscomb, David Warner, Matthew Wade (wk), Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, Adam Zampa, Travis Head and Ashton Agar.
From Indian squad, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, the two who crushed Lanka recently through their brutal batting display will the center attraction with bat in the top-order. Former skipper MS Dhoni is good enough with his finisher's role. Manish Pandey, Lokesh Rahul will have the helm of India's middle-order. Hardik Pandya, the young all-rounder will again be assigned the role of power-hitter and part-time pacer alongside Mohammed Shami and Jaspreet Bumrah. In the bowling department, a lot will depend on Jaspreet Bumrah, the man who won man-of-the-series award in Sri Lanka for 15 wickets. Axar Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal, who are well used to the conditions, might be the at-hand spinning options for Kohli in India Vs Australia first ODI.
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