IND vs AUS Match Preview

Chennai is traditionally a venue where spin has played a big part. The best chance of scoring runs is going to come against the new ball which is where Shubman Gill could come into the picture. He has had a quiet series but cannot be termed as being out of form. SKY is also one of the best players of spin and could make a contribution to cement his place for the upcoming ODI World Cup. 

We think India's batting will come good and its spinners will also love bowling in Chennai. Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, and Kuldeep Yadav are all going to tough to face even if there is a little bit of help form them. 

The Australian batting is strong and has a lot of depth. Someone like Steve Smith could be invaluable on a surface where playing spin is going to be a bit tricky. He is our pick for the top run scorer for Australia. 

As far as the bowling goes, Mitchell Starc is not going to get the same kind of assistance here and could struggle for wickets. Without him causing havoc, the rest of the bowlers are also going to have a much harder time picking wickets.  Mitchell Marsh is also in the kind of form where you cannot look beyond him while picking your team.

Weather Report

There are some clouds around and we could have a few showers but there is no real threat to the game.

Pitch Report

The entire ground has been redone and square has also had a lot of work done. We expect a slightly slow surface with help for the spinners and some inconsistent bounce as the match goes on.

Notable stats

Gill Yet To Fire

Shubman Gill has scored just 20 runs in the two matches he has played and got out in a very similar fashion to Mitchell Starc. He will be bursting to get on the field and set the record straight.

Team News

There is no injury news but we could see some players rotated in the Indian side and maybe even in the Australian one for this match. 

IND vs AUS Probable 11

IND Playing 11

  • Rohit Sharma (C)
  • Shubman Gill
  • Virat Kohli
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • KL Rahul (Wk)
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Axar Patel
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Mohammad Shami
  • Mohammad Siraj

AUS Playing 11

  • Travis Head
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • Steve Smith (C)
  • Marnus Labuschagne
  • Alex Carey (Wk)
  • Cameron Green
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Sean Abbott
  • Nathan Ellis
  • Mitchell Starc
  • Adam Zampa
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 India has a great chance of winning the series. The conditions in Chennai are suited to it much more so than for the Australians. A better spin attack as well as batters that are more used to playing on spin-friendly conditions should help India win the match.

Top Picks

Ravindra Jadeja - He plays his IPL cricket in Chennai and is very well-versed with the conditions. He is also in great bowling form and is currently the most economical bowler in the series for India giving away runs at just 5.11. His batting is also very good against the spinners. 

Travis Head - We have seen Travis Head the batter make an impact almost every time he has come out to bat. In this match, not only will he face the new ball (the best time to score) but may also end up contributing with the ball. 


IND vs AUS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: L Rahul

Batters: R Sharma, V Kohli, S Smith, M Marsh, T Head, S Gill (VC)

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

Bowlers: M Starc, A Zampa

IND vs AUS Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction