IND vs AUS Match Preview

India made a couple of changes to its lineup for the previous match when it rested KL Rahul and also Mohammad Shami for the previous match. Shubman Gill is certain to get a longer run and Umesh Yadav did quite well so Mohammad Shami could only come back for Mohammad Siraj, if it all. 

We don't think India is going to deviate from its template at all. It will play three spinners and two pacers while sticking with Srikar Bharat for this game as well. There is no reason to either. India has lost just three matches at home in the last decade. 

The concern is going to be with the manner in which the Indian batters have played spin. Pujara, Rohit, and maybe Shreyas Iyer at times have looked like getting a big score but they have yet to do so. Kohli is another batter that seems to be making too many mistakes at the moment. 

Ravindra Jadeja has been the standout bowler for India and could very well be the highest wicket-taker once more. We also think Axar Patel could get more of a role in this match and so he could be one to watch out for. 

Australia has looked like a much more impressive team ever since it added Matt Khunemann to the lineup. He has adapted very well to the conditions and is bowling the perfect length. His presence has also allowed Nathan Lyon to come into his own and he is now being considered the greatest-ever overseas spinner to play in India. 

Todd Murphy has not been as effective in the previous two matches but he is still one of the best young spinners that we have seen in a long time. His battle with Kohli will be an interesting one to watch out for. 

Australia's batting has been quite decent in all the matches it has played so far. Usman Khawaja and now Travis Head have been excellent while Smith and Labuschagne seem to be close to getting a big score.

Weather Report

The weather is expected to be moderately hot. There is no rain predicted during the match. 

Pitch Report

The conditions in Ahmedabad are expected to be a bit better for batting but still spin-friendly. There is also some bounce in the surface that can make the spinners even more dangerous. The pitch is definitely going to spin but it may play a bit better for the first couple of days. 

Notable stats

Axar Patel's Improved Batting

Axar Patel has been a bit underwhelming with the ball but his contributions with the bat have been brilliant. He has 185 runs so far (the second most) and has been dismissed just once.

Team News

Pat Cummins is not going to be available for this match either. Apart from that, both teams are at full strength. 

IND vs AUS Probable 11

IND Playing 11

  • Rohit Sharma (C)
  • Shubman Gill
  • Cheteshwar Pujara
  • Virat Kohli
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Srikar Bharat (Wk)
  • R Ashwin
  • Axar Patel
  • Mohammad Shami
  • Umesh Yadav

AUS Playing 11

  • Usman Khawaja
  • Travis Head
  • Marnus Labuschagne
  • Steve Smith (C)
  • Pater Handscomb
  • Cameron Green
  • Alex Carey (Wk)
  • Mitchell Starc
  • Nathan Lyon
  • Matt Kuhnemann
  • Todd Murphy
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

Australia has competed very strongly against India in all the matches but to be able to consistently withstand the pressure that India puts while playing at home is not going to be easy. We think India is still the team to back and you should take advantage of the improved odds currently on offer. 

Top Picks

Ravindra Jadeja - Easily the best bowler for India, and the leading wicket-taker in the series, Jadeja is a must-have in your lineup. 

Matt Kuhnemann - We have been hugely impressed by Kuhnemann. He has picked up 8 wickets but always looks threatening. He could be a handful is the surface has a bit more bounce. 

Shubman Gill - One of the best young batters in the world, he is simply too good to not make a big contribution any time soon. He could be a good differentiator for your Dream11 team as well. 


IND vs AUS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: P Handscomb

Batters: R Sharma, S Smith, M Labuschagne, S Gill

All-rounders: R Jadeja (C), R Ashwin, A Patel (VC)

Bowlers: N Lyon, M Kuhnemann, T Murphy

IND vs AUS Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction