India vs Australia, 1st ODI Match in 2023: Prediction, Dream11 Team, Fantasy Tips, and Pitch Report

India will take on Australia in the opening clash of the three-match ODI series on Friday. The encounter will take place at the IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.

KL Rahul will take over the captaincy for the Indian squad in the first two ODIs. Stalwarts Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav will be notably absent from the first two ODIs as they have been rested by the team management

On the Australian side, there’s excitement brewing as all-rounder Pat Cummins makes his ODI comeback after 11 months. However, they will miss the services of key players Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Starc, who are sidelined from the initial game due to their respective injuries.

India and Australia are primed for a fierce battle in the first ODI, with both teams eager to secure an early advantage in the series. The contest promises thrilling cricket action and a chance to seize the much-needed initiative in the campaign.

IND vs AUS 2023, 1st ODI:

  • Date and Time: September 22; 8:00 am GMT | 01:30 pm local | 01:30 pm IST
  • Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali

Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium pitch Report:

The IS Bindra Stadium’s wicket is renowned for its excellent batting conditions, characterized by consistent bounce and carry that favour batters. Nevertheless, it keeps pacers interested with occasional zip, adding an element of challenge for faster bowlers. This venue typically witnesses an average first innings score of 265, setting the stage for potentially high-scoring encounter.

IND vs AUS Dream11 Prediction Picks:

  • Wicketkeepers: KL Rahul
  • Batters: Shubman Gill, Mitchell Marsh, David Warner, Steve Smith, Shreyas Iyer
  • All-rounders: Ravindra jadeja, Marcus Stoinis
  • Bowlers: Mohammed Siraj. Jasprit Bumrah, Josh Hazlewood

IND vs AUS Dream11 Prediction Captain and Vice-Captain:

Choice 1: Shubman Gill (c), Steve Smith (vc)
Choice 2: Mitchell Marsh (c), Mohammed Siraj (vc)

IND vs AUS Dream11 Prediction Backups:

Ishan Kishan, Alex Cary, Marnus Labuschagne, Ravichandran Ashwin

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IND vs AUS Dream11 Team for today’s match (8:00 am GMT, 1st ODI):

IND vs AUS Dream11 team (Image source: Dream11 screenshot)


India: Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Tilak Varma, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk/c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Prasidh Krishna, Washington Sundar

Australia: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Inglis, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Cameron Green, Pat Cummins (c), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Ellis, Sean Abbott, Matthew Short, Spencer Johnson, Tanveer Sangha

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