Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai Pitch Report: Batting And Bowling India vs Australia, 1st ODI Preview (17/3/23): Prediction IND vs AUS, 1st ODI, Australia tour of India, 2023 – Live Cricket Score

The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai will host the first one-day international of the three-match series between India and Australia. There is an ODI World Cup this year, so the pertinence of this series between these two top sides will be gigantic.

In this match, Hardik Pandya, an all-rounder, will lead India instead of captain Rohit Sharma. The focus will once again be on the batting tandem of Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill, who have been in excellent form this season. The Indian team has a lot of options when it comes to bowling.

Australia will likewise be without their chief Pat Cummins in this series, and hitter Steve Smith will be driving the side. The Australian team performed admirably in the previous two Test matches under Smith’s leadership, and they will hope to replicate that performance in one-day internationals. The team has many all-rounders who will be great for the side’s balance.

Match Details

  • India vs Australia, 1st ODI
  • Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
  • Date: March 17th, 2023.
  • Time: 1:30 PM IST.

pitch report

One of India’s best batting surfaces is at Wankhede Stadium, where this first ODI match will also take place. After more than three years, this stadium will host an ODI. The last ODI played here was only between India and Australia. Australia easily defeated England by ten wickets in that match, in which they attempted to score 256 runs.

Mumbai will use a red-soil track, which will give the bowlers more bounce. The pacers can use the new ball to get some movement in the first over. The bounce can be tricky for wrist spinners here, but the smaller ground dimensions will make their work harder.

Overall, it will be a great track for batsmen to play on because there won’t be any real obstacles. The batters will also benefit from the shorter boundaries and quick outfield. Both teams may choose to chase in this match if they win the toss because it has been observed that batting has become easier under lights.

IND vs AUS Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicketkeeper: KL Rahul
  • Batters:  Steve Smith (c), David Warner, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill (vc)
  • All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Cameron Green
  • Bowlers:  Kuldeep Yadav, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Mohammed Siraj

Expert Advice: 

Both the small leagues and the mini-grand leagues will favor Shubman Gill for captain. For the major leagues, Virat Kohli will be a good choice for captain.

Here, David Warner and Mohammad Shami are among the punt choices. For this game, the best fantasy/Dream11 combination is 1-4-4-2.

Players Stats: 

Player Players Stats 
Shubman Gill 1254 runs in 51 matches 
Virat Kohli 12809 runs in 271 matches 
Hardik Pandya 1518 runs and 68 wickets in 71 matches 
Glenn Maxwell 3482 runs 60 in 127 matches 

Predicted XI

India Predicted XI: 

  • Shubman Gill
  • Ishan Kishan
  • Virat Kohli
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • KL Rahul (wk)
  • Hardik Pandya (c)
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Yuzvendra Chahal/Kuldeep Yadav
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Mohammed Siraj
  • Umran Malik/Jaydev Unadkat.

Australia Predicted XI: 

  • Travis Head
  • David Warner/Marcus Stoinis
  • Steve Smith
  • Marnus Labuschagne
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Cameron Green
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • Alex Carey
  • Sean Abbott
  • Adam Zampa
  • Mitchell Starc

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