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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction- India v Australia 1st ODI

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli
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Against all odds, Australia were successful in whitewashing the T20I series 2-0, if it can be called a series at all.

It is true that India did not field their best playing XI but you only play against the team that you are offered and Australia did extremely well to come out victorious. It is likely that their wins will help them a long way in the ODIs and might just be the boost that they required heading into the World Cup.

Glenn Maxwell has been an absolute revelation for the side and scored a half-century and a century in the two matches. His unbeaten ton in the 2nd T20I, when he ensured that the team got over the line, was a display of maturity which had not been shown by him till now.

India would field the playing XI which is more or less expected to feature in the World Cup. The top four are sealed in Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Ambati Rayudu. With Hardik Pandya recuperating from an injury, Vijay Shankar is expected to be given game time in his place. MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav would be the other batters in the middle order.

Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami would be the two frontline seamers while spin twins Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav will shoulder the responsibility of the spin attack.

Aaron Finch would desperately like to come in form at the top of the order. The team would look towards Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb to show their limited-overs skills.


Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff and Jhye Richardson would be their leading pacers while Adam Zampa is expected to be given an opportunity. Australia may have won the T20Is but India would certainly start as favourites in their backyard in the 50-over format.

Let's have a look at the predicted playing XI of both teams.


India- Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Rishabh Pant, Vijay Shankar/Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav

Australia- D’Arcy Short , Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Alex Carey, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – India

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Virat Kohli (India), Glenn Maxwell (Australia)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jasprit Bumrah (India), Adam Zampa (Australia)

Most Sixes – Rohit Sharma (India), Glenn Maxwell (Australia)

Team Scores Batting First – India 320+, Australia 270+

*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 soon, so stay tuned.

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