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India vs Australia, 1st ODI – IND vs AUS Cricket Match Preview, Prediction, Where To Watch, Probable 11 And Fantasy 11 Tips

After winning the Test series 2-1, team India are set to host Australia for a 3-match ODI series.

Rishabh Gautam
By Rishabh Gautam March 15, 2023 • 19:43 PM

After winning the Test series 2-1, team India are set to host Australia for a 3-match ODI series. 

IND vs AUS 1st ODI: Match Preview:


Team India will look to kick off their World Cup 2023 preparation with this ODI series, with the World Cup to be played later this year. In the absence of Rohit Sharma in the 1st ODI, Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan are expected to open the innings for team India. Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja will strengthen the middle order against a formidable Australian side. 

The pace bowling attack will be led by the #1 ranked ODI bowler Mohammad Siraj. Shardul Thakur is making his return to international cricket and will further strengthen the pace bowling unit along with one of Mohammed Shami, Umran Malik or Jaydev Unadkat. Chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav will shoulder the spin department along with Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar and Axar Patel. 

The Australian team will be a bit relieved with the return of ace opener David Warner who missed the last two Tests due to elbow injury. Warner is expected to open the batting with Travis Head, who showed good form in the series. Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith will consolidate the middle order, while Glenn Maxwell will be an exciting addition to the squad. Alex Carey, Marcus Stoinis and Cameron Green will form a strong lower-middle order. 

Ace pacer Mitchell Starc will be leading the pace bowling department with contributions from Marcus Stoinis and Cameron Green, along with one of Nathan Ellis or Sean Abbott. Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell can be the spin options, along with Steve Smith, Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne with occasional overs. 

IND vs AUS 1st ODI: Match Details

  • Date – Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Time – 01:30 PM IST
  • Venue – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Today's Match Prediction: Who will win today's cricket match? IND vs AUS 1st ODI 

Team India will start as favourites to win the first ODI against Australia. 

IND vs AUS Head-to-Head:

  • Total – 143
  • India – 53
  • Australia – 80
  • No Result – 10

IND vs AUS 1st ODI: Where to Watch?

The Australian tour of India will be broadcasted live by Star Sports network as well as on DD Free Dish for free. Viewers can watch it online on the OTT platform Disney Plus Hotstar.

IND vs AUS 1st ODI Team News:

  • India – Skipper Rohit Sharma is set to miss the 1st ODI due to some personal commitments. Hardik Pandya will be leading the side in his stead. 
  • Australia – Skipper Pat Cummins is set to miss the ODI series due to the recent demise of his mother. 

IND vs AUS 1st ODI Probable Playing 11:

  • India – Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami/Umran Malik
  • Australia – David Warner, Travis Head, Steve Smith (c), Mitchell Marsh, Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (w), Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Sean Abbott

Today Match IND vs AUS 1st ODI Fantasy 11:

  • Wicket-keepers – Ishan Kishan
  • Batters – Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, David Warner
  • All-rounders – Hardik Pandya, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green
  • Bowlers –  Mohammed Shami, Adam Zampa, Kuldeep Yadav

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C- VC options – Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Steve Smith