Five-time winners Australia and two-time champions India will play the fifth match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 at the M Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. This will be the first game of the tournament for both teams.
India will be high on confidence after recently winning the Asia Cup, where they beat Sri Lanka comprehensively in the final. Earlier, they beat Australia 2-1 in an ODI series at home. Virat Kohli, who has scored seven international centuries since breaking his three-year century drought in September 2022, will be raring to go at the big event. India appear to be the strongest team on paper, having nearly all their bases covered. It remains to be seen who between Shreyas Iyer and Suryakumar Yadav gets to bat in the middle, and who between Shardul Thakur and Ravichandran Ashwin serves drinks.
Australia, too, have a strong and experienced squad. There’s Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell among others, bringing plenty of experience to the table.
Since the end of the 2019 World Cup, India and Australia have met 12 times in ODIs. They have six wins each.
Ahead of the match 5 of the Cricket World Cup 2023, here’s everything you need to know.
India vs Australia ICC World Cup 2023 Injury Update
One big concern for India ahead of their opening game is the health of their in-form opener Shubman Gill. The batsman was recently diagnosed with dengue and it remains to be seen if he is available for this game. If not, Ishan Kishan is likely to open the innings with Rohit Sharma. Australia, on the other hand, will be without Marcus Stoinis, who is still recovering from a hamstring injury.
India vs Australia Predicted XI
India Playing XI
1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Shubman Gill/Ishan Kishan, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Shreyas Iyer/Suryakumar Yadav, 5 KL Rahul (wk), 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Mohammed Siraj
Australia Playing XI
1 David Warner, 2 Mitchell Marsh, 3 Steven Smith, 4 Marnus Labuschagne, 5 Cameron Green, 6 Alex Carey (wk), 7 Glenn Maxwell, 8 Mitchell Starc, 9 Pat Cummins (capt), 10 Josh Hazlewood, 11 Adam Zampa
India vs Australia ODI World Cup 2023 Match Details
Match: India vs Australia
Date & Time: October 8, 2.00 PM IST
Venue: M Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
India vs Australia 2023 WC Fantasy Team
Wicket-Keepers: KL Rahul
Batters: Virat Kohli, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Glenn Maxwell, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell Starc, Kuldeep Yadav
India vs Australia: Chennai Weather and Pitch Report
The pitch at the M Chidambaram Stadium has historically been spin friendly. India are stronger than Australia when it comes to spin bowling. An equal contest between bat and ball can also be seen at this venue.
The weather in Chennai will be sunny and humid. But there could be intermittent rain in the evening.
India vs Australia, 2023 World Cup 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 WC 2023 Live Streaming
Disney + Hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the India vs Australia match. The toss will take place at 2.00 PM IST.
India vs Australia ODI matches Head-to-Head
|Matches won by India||56|
|Matches won by Australia||82|
India vs Australia ICC World Cup Match Prediction
Both teams have experienced players who can make this match a close contest. But if we go by the recent form of both teams, India are the favourites to win this match.