India and Australia will be playing a three-match ODI series commencing on September 22 in Mohali. The series will be the last one for both the teams before the World Cup gets underway on October 5.
Australia are coming into the series on the back of a five-match ODI series loss to South Africa. They won the first two games of the series but lost the next three. India, on the other hand, are coming into the series on the back of a title win at the Asia Cup 2023. Apart from losing a Super 4 match against Bangladesh, India won all of their games at the Asia Cup.
KL Rahul will lead India in Rohit Sharma’s absence in the first two matches. For Australia, Pat Cummins, who is back in the squad after missing the series against South Africa, will be at the helm of the team. India have rested some of their senior players, but Australia will be at full strength.
Apart from skipper Rohit, India have also rested Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav for the first two matches. In absence of an injured Axar Patel, India have included Ravichandran Ashwin and Washington Sundar in the squad.
Apart from Cummins, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Starc are also returning to Australia’s ODI squad. Earlier this year, Australia defeated India 2-1 in a three-match series, but going by the recent performances by both teams, India will start as the favourites.
Ahead of the first ODI between India and Australia, here is everything you need to know.
India vs Australia Injury Update
For India, Axar Patel has been ruled out of at least the first two matches due to an injury. In his absence, the team has called up Ravichandran Ashwin and Washington Sundar. Meanwhile, India have also rested senior players like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. For Australia, Pat Cummins, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Starc, who did not play the series against South Africa, have been recalled to the squad.
India vs Australia Predicted XI
Australia Predicted XI
David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Alex Carey (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Pat Cummins (c), Josh Hazlewood, Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa
India Predicted XI
Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Kl Rahul (C), Tilak Varma, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja (Vc), Shardul Thakur, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
India vs Australia Match Details
Match: India vs Australia
Date & Time: September 22, 1.30 PM IST
Venue: Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium, Mohali
India vs Australia Fantasy Team
Keepers – Lokesh Rahul (c), Ishan Kishan
Batsmen – David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Shubman Gill
All-rounders – Ravindra Jadeja (vc), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, Mitchell Starc
Captain – Lokesh Rahul
Vice-captain – Mitchell Marsh
India vs Australia: Mohali Weather and Pitch Report
The surface at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali is a batting-friendly. Pacers will get some help early on, but the spinners will have to put in the hard yards to get wickets on this pitch. The average first innings score in ODIs at this ground is 320 runs. The teams batting first have a win percentage of 60.
The weather in Mohali will be pleasant. The temperature will be around 25 degrees Celsius. Rain is not forecast.
India vs Australia 1st ODI Broadcast details
The match between India and Australia will be live on the Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
India vs Australia Live Streaming
Disney + hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the India vs Australia match. The toss will take place at 1.00 PM IST.
India vs Australia ODI matches Head to Head
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India vs Australia Match Prediction
Both the teams have some star players in its ranks, and the contest is thus expected to be riveting. But going by the recent form of both the teams, India will start the series as favourites.