Australia Vs India 1st ODI 2020 – Team India is on the tour of Australia in the Corona era, will play their first match of the 3 ODI series at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Friday. Both teams will face each other in Australia after long 21 months. The last match played between these two teams was in Australia on 15 January 2019. This ODI match was played in Adelaide and India defeated Australia by 6 wickets.
India had won the last two matches played against Australia. Australia visited India in January this year and India defeated Australia in the last two matches of the 3 ODI series. In such situation, Team India has a huge chance to win their third consecutive match against Australia.
India had won the series on the previous tour of Australia, the last time the Indian team played a 3 ODI series in Australia in January 2019. Team India won the series 2–1 after losing the first ODI match. And this time also, only 3 ODIs will be played between India Vs Australia. In such a situation, team India has a chance to win it’s third consecutive ODI in Australia.
Australia Vs India – India will miss Rohit Sharma
Team India will miss Rohit Sharma. Team India opener Rohit Sharma is not part of the ODI and T20 squad due to ham-string injury. Rohit Sharma has scored 2208 runs in just 40 matches played against Australia. This includes 8 centuries and 8 half-centuries. In such a situation like this, Team India may miss him.
Kohli-Dhawan will have huge batting responsibilities
Without Rohit, the team’s batting responsibilities will be on Shikhar Dhawan and captain Virat Kohli. Kohli has scored 1900+ against Australia and Dhawan has scored 1100+ runs. Apart from this, batsmen like Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer and Hardik Pandya will have the responsibility of giving strength in the middle order and scoring runs.
Who will be the second opener with Dhawan?
Team India needs to find their second opener with Dhawan. Mayank Agarwal and Shubhaman Gill can be good option in this race. At the same time, team India also has a third option as Lokesh Rahul, but the team can make him bat in the middle order with wicketkeeping
Bumrah-Shami will have the bowling charge
Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, both did well in the IPL. Apart from this, Ravindra Jadeja and Yuzvendra Chahal can be seen leading the spin bowling department.
Australia is strengthened by the return of Warner-Smith
Australia is strengthened by the return of David Warner and Steve Smith in the team. At the same time, Aaron Finch and Marcus Stoinis will also become a challenge for Indian bowling attack. Indian team will have to create a special strategy for Marnus Labuschagne as well.
Stark-Hazelwood will have the bowling charge for Australia
Fast bowlers in Australian bowling attack like Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood can be a tough challenge for team India. Australian bowlers has become even more dangerous in home conditions. Apart from these, Adam Zampa will handle the spin bowling department.
Australia Vs India Weather and Pitch Reports
It may remain cloudy in Sydney on Friday. The max temperature is expected to be 24 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature can be 19 degrees Celsius. The pitch can help the batsmen. Spinners can also play an important role in the match. The success rate of the team batting first at the Sydney Cricket Ground(SCG) is 56.05%.
Sydney Cricket Ground(SCG) Record
• Total ODIs played: 157
• 1st inning batting team won: 88
• 2nd inning batting team won: 62
• First Innings Average Score: 222
• Second innings average score: 187
Australia Vs India – Head-to-head
ODIs Played – 140 matches
India Won – 52 matches
Australia Won – 78 matches
Not Decided – 10 matches
Australia vs India Stats ODIs in Australia
Overall ODIs Played: 51
India: 13 Wins
Australia: 36 Wins
ODIs at Sydney:
India: Played: 17
Australia: Played: 132
Australia Vs India 1st ODI – Team India probable playing XI
Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul (vice-captain, wicketkeeper), Shreyas Iyer, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Australia Vs India 1st ODI – Australia probable playing XI
Aaron Finch (captain), Steve Smith, David Warner, Alex Carey (wicketkeeper), Glenn Maxwell, Marnus Labuschagne, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa.
Australia Vs India 1st ODI Win Prediction
Winner – India
Australia Vs India 1st ODI 2020 live streaming
The live telecast of Australia Vs India 1st ODI match will be on DD Sports and Sony Six and Sony LIV.