New Delhi: India is all set to take on Australia in the first One Day International (ODI) game of the 3-match series, at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Friday.
With Cricket World Cup just a month ahead, this face-off between India & Australia will set the momentum for both teams and help them prepare for the mega face-off next month. The three-match series will see both teams pulling out all stops to dominate the other side and thus showcase their prowess.
India Vs Australia: Match details
ODI venue: Mohali, India
Date & Time: 1:30 PM (September 22)
Where to watch: LIVE Streaming on FanCode
India Vs Australia: Pitch Report
The Mohali-pitch is known for its batting-friendly pitch though pacers will also get some help in early part of game. Spinners will have to struggle hard for restricting the batsmen & also picking wickets.
With pitch supporting the batters, the first ODI between India & Australia may see a high-scoring game. Team winning the toss is expected to pick batting first.
The average score here, in the first innings stands at 320 runs.
Both sides boast of strong batting line-up and are among the top favourites for the World Cup.
Ravindra Jadeja is in sublime form and he would be hoping to display his best in this tournament.
Ishan Kishan, a new ‘discovery’ of the team is grabbing all attention and he deserves it.
Shubman Gill in another top pick for the fantasy team as lot will be riding on his opening batting.
For the Australian side, Marcus Stoinis and David Warner are big bets. Stoinis will add strength to Australian with his batting & bowling both while Warner will look to score big total here.
KL Rahul, a recent entry in team would have everyone’s attention as he will need to prove whether he can rise to the occasion & lead his side with good contribution.
Head to Head records
India and Australia have played more than 125 ODI matches against each other. Out of this, India tames the Down Under in 54 matches, however the Aussies got the better of Men of Blue in 82 games.