Who: India vs Australia
The place: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India
When: Sunday, October 8, 2pm native time (08:30 GMT)
It’s a blockbuster opener for the Cricket World Cup hosts India, because the two-time winners tackle five-time champions Australia.
India won the World Cup in 1983 and 2011 – the final time the event was performed in India. Since then, they’ve solely received one ICC occasion – the 2013 Champions Trophy in England – and India wish to finish their trophy drought at dwelling.
Australia are probably the most profitable ODI staff, having received the 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015 competitions. They’re the one facet to win three successive ODI titles.
Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj are anticipated to steer India’s bowling assault on Sunday, with wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja as computerized decisions. All-rounder Hardik Pandya suits in because the third pacer.
India’s batting lineup is the strongest on paper and consists of the veritable superstars of world cricket. Virat Kohli is on the verge of breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s all-time ODI centuries’ report, whereas skipper Rohit Sharma needs to make up for lacking out on the 2011 event.
“In the previous couple of video games [against Australia and at the Asia Cup], we now have been challenged throughout completely different circumstances and in opposition to completely different opposition,” Sharma stated after the third ODI in opposition to Australia two weeks in the past when India received the collection 2-1.
“We’ve performed rather well in these video games. We’ve a superb squad and we perceive how we need to use it throughout the World Cup. It will likely be about holding our minds and our bodies contemporary throughout the following 1 1/2 months.”
Australian batsmen, nonetheless, have a wealthy expertise of Indian circumstances, and nearly all of them are linked up with Indian Premier League franchises. David Warner, Steve Smith, Cameron Inexperienced, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell spend loads of time taking part in in Indian circumstances.
Pacers Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc will lead the Australia bowling, whereas wrist-spinner Adam Zampa has loved success in Indian circumstances – 27 wickets in 16 matches at a median of 30.77.
Australia skipper Pat Cummins stated on Saturday his staff are content material to go about their recreation “quietly”, in distinction to the ultra-aggressive model of earlier Australian sides.
“Our guys are fairly chilled out, so I’m at all times proud saying the gamers on the market within the area are just like who they’re off the sector,” he stated.
India will likely be lacking batsman Shubman Gill, who has reportedly examined constructive for dengue fever, so Ishan Kishan will seemingly open the batting alongside the captain, Sharma.
India’s predicted XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah.
Australia are ready on a health verify for Marcus Stoinis forward of their Sunday opener. The the all-rounder pulled up with a sore hamstring within the first recreation of Australia’s 2-1 collection defeat in India final month.
“Stoinis remains to be contact and go,” Cummins stated on Saturday. “He’s going to have a run this afternoon. In all probability must bounce to by way of just a few hoops and we’ll see.”
Australia’s predicted XI: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Inexperienced, Alex Carey, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins (c).
Face to face
A complete of 149 matches have taken place between India and Australia within the ODI format.
Australia have received 83 matches, whereas India have received 56 matches. Ten video games ended with no outcome.