Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Australia vs India 2020 - 1st ODI
The 1st ODI of the three-match series between Australia and India will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney in Australia.
India will play their first international fixture after they took on New Zealand in January-March this year. Australia have had some match practice with six white-ball matches against England, before several of their players plied their trade in the IPL.
In the last five ODIs between the two teams, India have won three while Australia have won two. In the last five ODIs played between the two sides in Australia, India have emerged victorious on three occasions while Australia have won two. India may have a slight lead, but it has always been tough competition between the two sides in white-ball cricket of late.
In the absence of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agrawal will open the batting for India. Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul will follow.
Despite being unable to contribute with the ball, Hardik Pandya is likely to bat at number 6. However, that does not help the balance of the side which has all-rounder Ravi Jadeja slotted at number 7.
Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal are the bowling options for India.
Australia have no reason to break their successful opening pair of David Warner and Aaron Finch. Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne are also automatic choices in the middle order.
Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell will play as batting all-rounders while Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Adam Zampa will share the bowling load for the hosts.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Australia - David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa
India - Mayank Agarwal, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Australia
Who will win? – Australia
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Steve Smith (Australia), Virat Kohli (India)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Adam Zampa (Australia), Yuzvendra Chahal (India)
Most Sixes – Glenn Maxwell (Australia), Mayank Agarwal (India)
Man of the Match – Adam Zampa
Team Scores Batting first – Australia 320+, India 300+
Match Handicap Australia
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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