IND vs AUS Match Preview

Looking at the two squads, we think the focus should be on the batters that are capable of striking the ball big, playing well against spin, and are also used to the conditions. From an Indian viewpoint, it is hard to look past Shubman Gill as the premium pick. He will be in every team but whether you make him the captain or not is the question.

Virat is more consistent and is likely to get a good score but he will not score as many sixes or play at as high a strike-rate. 

Among the Aussies, Travis Head could be an excellent option. He is in good form and is likely to open the batting. Their bowling is also quite strong with Starc and Zampa available. All-rounders from both teams will help balance your Dream11 lineup. 

Weather Report

The weather conditions are unlikely to cause any interruptions in Mumbai on match day. Dew may play a role and make it difficult for the bowlers in the second inning. 

Pitch Report

The pitch is excellent for batting and is likely to result in a high-scoring match. We think a score of around 300 is going to be the bare minimum teams aim for but to be comfortable they are looking at something close to 350. 

Notable stats

Wankhede: Not a Great Venue for India

India has won just 45% of the matches it has played at the Wankhede and has lost its most recent three. The perfect batting conditions end up exposing its conservative approach as well as the lack of batting depth.

Team News

Pat Cummins and Rohit Sharma are unavailable for selection for their respective teams.

IND vs AUS Probable 11

IND Playing 11

  • KL Rahul
  • Shubman Gill
  • Virat Kohli
  • Ishan Kishan (Wk)
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Hardik Pandya (C)
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Mohammad Shami
  • Umran Malik
  • Mohammad Siraj

AUS Playing 11

  • Travis Head
  • David Warner
  • Steve Smith (C)
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Cameron Green
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Alex Carey (Wk)
  • Adam Zampa
  • Mitchell Starc
  • Sean Abbott
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

We think Australia has a great chance of winning this match and take a lead in the ODI series. It has the batting to be able to dominate and its bowling attack is also quite varied. More importantly, we believe it has the all-rounders to have enough depth in its batting and bowling lineups to play with freedom. 

Top Picks

Travis Head - We think he could be a useful differentiator and help your Dream11 team stand out. His recent batting stats are terrific and he is in a prime position to take advantage while opening the batting. It is worth taking a risk on him as captain as well. 

Alex Carey - He may not be the first-choice wicket-keeper for most Dream11 teams but he could also help differentiate your team for Grand Leagues. An excellent striker of the ball, he could end up garnering more points than Ishan Kishan quite easily. 

Hardik Pandya - Pandya loves to take centerstage when he is leading. He will open the bowling and bat in the middle giving him a number of opportunities to get you a good number of points. 



IND vs AUS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: A Carey

Batters: D Warner, V Kohli (VC), S Smith, M Marsh, T Head (C), S Gill

All-rounders: H Pandya, C Green

Bowlers: A Zampa, M Siraj

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