With a 2-1 series result in the Tests, India retained the Border-Gavaskar trophy and qualified for the WTC final. Both teams will now play a three-match One-Day International series beginning in Mumbai. Both teams are having success. Australia has won nine of their last ten matches, while India has only lost two of their last ten ODIs.
However, Australia will be without Pat Cummins, who left for home before the third Test. Steve Smith will captain Australia in the One-Day Internationals, and Nathan Ellis has found a place in the bowling attack.
While Bumrah remains absent from the India squad, Umran Malik and Jayadev Unadkat have been added. Local boy Rohit Sharma and the in-form Virat Kohli will be the key players on a good batting deck at the Wankhede.
Australia’s squad includes a number of all-rounders who will add depth to the batting order and variety to the bowling attack. It will be a thrilling match between two evenly matched teams.
The 1st ODI between India vs Australia will take place on March 17th, 2023 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Match Details to Note
Match: India vs Australia, 1st ODI, Australia tour of India, 2023
Date: March 17, 2023 (Friday)
Time: 2:00 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
India defeated New Zealand 3-0 in their last ODI series at home in January. Shubman Gill was the series’ standout, scoring a double hundred in the first game and a hundred in the final.
Along with skipper Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, he will be the player to watch. Given their current form, India’s top-order can have a significant impact.
KL Rahul remains in the squad, and it will be interesting to see where he fits in the starting XI. Ishan Kishan is another wicket-keeper batsman in the squad who has recently distinguished himself with some outstanding performances.
He is the most likely candidate for the XI wicket-keeper batsman position. Jadeja has returned to the ODI squad, and India will consider having him play as many ODIs as possible in a World Cup year. Hardik Pandya will also be crucial in the middle order. He’s been playing well and will be crucial with the ball as well.
The bowling attack will be led by Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj, and Shardul Thakur. India have an economical bowling option in Jadeja, a left-arm orthodox bowler whose speed and accuracy make scoring runs difficult.
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (Vice-captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Jaydev Unadkat
Players to watch out for:
The right-handed top order batter enters this game after hitting 186 in the previous week’s Test Match. Earlier this year, he scored 113 and 166 not out against Sri Lanka in the 50-over format.
With scores of 70, 116, 208, and 112 already in this format in 2023, the young opener has been in fantastic form in ODIs this year.
The 29-year-old pace bowler took 14 wickets in five One-Day Internationals earlier this year and has established himself as an important part of India’s bowling attack.
Possible Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Pat Cummins will also miss the white-ball series, so Steve Smith will take over as captain in ODIs. This will be Australia’s first One-Day International (ODI) match in 2023.
They won their last ODI series against England in November 2022, winning 3-0 at home. Travis Head, David Warner, and Steve Smith were among the top batting performers.
Josh Hazlewood has been omitted from the ODI squad for the India series. The bowling attack will be led by Mitchell Starc, Sean Abbott, and Adam Zampa.
Australia’s key wicket-taker will be Zampa. There are several all-rounders in the squad, and we can expect Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, and Cameron Green to chip in with a few overs as needed.
The top of this Australian lineup appears to be in good shape. David Warner and Travis Head would get them off to a good start, while Smith and Labuschagne can form strong midfield partnerships.
Glenn Maxwell, who missed the England series, will be a strong contender for a spot in the XI for this match. He has a lot of experience playing in these conditions and his big-hitting abilities can help him a lot. Marcus Stoinis is another important all-rounder to keep an eye on. Alex Carey is the preferred wicket-keeper batsman over Josh Inglis.
Steve Smith (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa
Players to watch out for:
The captain did not score a half-century during the Test series, but he did frequently get off to a good start. He will not take unnecessary risks, but he will score well.
In recent years, the batting all-rounder has established himself as one of Australia’s most consistent performers in white ball cricket.
The left-arm pace bowler returned to the Test side for the last two games but will be especially dangerous with his inswinging yorkers in India’s final overs.
Possible Playing XI:
David Warner, Travis Head, Steve Smith (c), Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Nathan Ellis, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa
India vs Australia Top Team Batsmen
Our batting picks for India are Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, and Shubman Gill. Gill has had a fantastic start to 2023 and looks set to be a permanent member of the India team across multiple formats for many years to come. Yadav has excelled in T20Is and has the potential to do so again in this format.
As batting options for Australia, we recommend Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh, and David Warner. Warner has scored over 6000 runs in 139 One-Day Internationals, averaging 45.16. Marsh has 13 half-centuries and a century in ODIs.
India vs Australia Top Team Bowlers
Our bowling picks for India are Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Siraj, and Hardid Pandya. Pandya now bowls with real pace and appears to have put his injury concerns behind him. Jadeja had an outstanding Test series, taking 22 Australia wickets across four matches.
With the ball, Australia’s selections are Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, and Sean Abbott. Zampa has established himself as Australia’s top spin option in white ball cricket, and he is excited to bowl on Indian pitches. Abbott was in excellent form earlier this year in the BBL and is a very accurate and consistent bowler.
India vs Australia Head to Head
In ODIs, Australia leads India by a score of 80-53. However, India defeated Australia by 13 runs in Canberra in early December 2020.
India vs Australia Head to Head Stats in ODIs
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India vs Australia Toss Prediction
At this venue, there is no clear advantage to batting or bowling first. Teams that bat first have won 14 of the Wankhede Stadium’s 27 ODIs. The pitch doesn’t change much, so chasing can be a good option.
India vs Australia Pitch Report
The first ODI of the series will be played at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. It is one of India’s most popular cricket venues and is the home of Rohit and Suryakumar Yadav. In ODIs, the average first innings score is 240 runs, and we believe a total of 270 or more would be a match-winning total.
Both spinners and fast bowlers benefit from the pitch. Because the venue is near the sea, the new ball is likely to swing. Batters can expect an even bounce and pace, and they should time their strokes well. In Mumbai, the temperature will rise to 31 degrees Celsius.
India vs Australia Prediction
Australia doesn’t look as dangerous with the ball without Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood. Starc and Zampa will shoulder the majority of the wicket-keeping duties. India’s key players are in excellent form, and they have the advantage of playing at home. Pandya, Sharma, Ishan Kishan, and SKY are all well-versed in this territory. It will be a close contest, as Australia has a strong batting lineup as well. Overall, we believe India will have an advantage in the contest and will be the favourites in our match prediction. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
India is the favourite to beat Australia at the odds of 1.62.
India vs Australia Most Recommended Player for Bet:
In this format, Virat Kohli has scored over 12800 runs, including 46 centuries. In this first ODI, the former India captain is well worth backing as their leading run scorer.