IND vs AUS Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Sep 22, 2023
India and Australia will square off for a 3-match ODI series before the start of the ODI World Cup as both teams look to try out various combinations of players. The first match will be played at IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.
India vs Australia head-to-head record
Both teams have played 146 ODIs against each other to date. Australia has an edge with 82 wins as compared to 54 for India. 9 matches had no outcome.
India vs Australia Live-streaming and broadcast
This match will be live-streamed on the Jio Cinema App or can be watched live on the Sports 18 channel.
IND vs AUS Team Previews
India had an excellent outing in the recent Asia Cup edition as they won the title for a record-extending 8th time. While they have rested some of their senior players, this series gives them a good chance to see the form of some other players before they finalize the squad for the World Cup.
The team will be led by KL Rahul who scored a brilliant century on his ODI return against Pakistan. He will have the support of Shubhman Gill at the top of the order, while Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, and Suryakumar Yadav will feature in the middle order.
Hardik Pandya has been rested for the first two matches and Ravichandran Ashwin makes a comeback in the ODI squad after almost 19 months to take his place. India has also called in Washington Sundar as an all-rounder who may be replacing Axar Patel if the latter fails to get fit in time.
The seam attack is more or less unchanged as India will be fielding its front-line attack consisting of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, and Mohammed Shami, while Shardul Thakur and Prasidh Krishna are the two other options.
We expect India to play some of the bowlers that did not play in the Asia Cup to give them some game time and to also give their leading pacers some rest. This Indian team is not weak but it must be remebered that a second string Indian team lost to the West Indies and also to Bangladesh in the recent Asia Cup.
The odds being offered by the bookmakers do not reflect the inherrent risk that you would assume by backing a second-string Indian lineup.
India Playing 11
Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami.
After a disappointing end to its South Africa tour, Australia will look to get back to form before the start of the World Cup.
After a spate of injuries that has debilitated the team over the past few months, most of the squad members have recovered and will begin their preparations. David Warner is likely to be joined by Mitchell Marsh, who will open the batting in the absence of Travis Head, whose World Cup participation is in jeopardy after fracturing his hand.
Steve Smith will likely come in at number 3, with Marnus Labuschagne following him. Australia has some quality all-rounders in the form of Glenn Maxwell and Cameron Green, while Ashton Agar has recovered and makes a comeback.
However, the biggest positive for Australia will be the return of its seamers, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc. They will be joined by Nathan Ellis and Josh Hazlewood, while Tanvir Sangha and Adam Zampa will feature in the spin attack.
This series is an excellent opportunity for Australia to test out its World Cup squad in Indian conditions. We have seen Australia play a very aggressive brand of cricket in the last few months and that should continue in this series as well.
The problems against spin are obvious and that is something that could trip them up but overall, the squad that Australia is playing is much closer to first-choice than what India is putting ouit for the first two matches.
Australia Playing 11
David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Short, Pat Cummins, Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa.
IND vs AUS Toss Prediction
The teams batting second are at an advantage at Mohali. We, therefore, think that the winner of the toss will likely opt to field first.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch here is likely to be good to bat on as it has seen an average first-inning score of around 275 runs. The seamers should get some movement and bounce early on but the pitch will settle down as the match progresses. The weather is likely to be warm and humid with plenty of sunshine.
IND vs AUS Betting Tips
Both, Australia and India are two of the best ODI teams in the world and we can expect a close contest. India is going to be difficult to beat at home, as it always is, but the absence of senior batters could cost it in this contest. Australia is one of the most powerful teams in the world and we think it would be able to overpower this Indian team.
The odds on offer are much more attractive to bet on Australia right now.
Bet on Australia to win.