India vs Australia 1st ODI Playing 11 Prediction: Ishan Kishan performed admirably in the Asia Cup, but Team India may need Shreyas in the World Cup because he is a skilled middle-over spinner. Although Surya is a different kind of player in T20 Internationals, it’s possible that he still doesn’t fully comprehend his responsibilities in ODIs or is unable to fully grasp this format.
Just before the ODI World Cup, the three-match ODI series between India and Australia is going to start on Friday. Before the Mahakumbh of cricket, both the teams will have the last chance to implement their preparations. From this series, both teams will try to finalize their respective team combinations. There will also be an opportunity to try those players who have not been able to prove their usefulness till now. The first ODI between India and Australia will be played at Mohali Stadium. It will start at 1.30 pm, while the toss will take place half an hour before that i.e. at 1 pm.
Shreyas and Surya Kumar’s ordeal
The Australia series will be the final test of Shreyas Iyer’s match fitness, while Suryakumar Yadav will try to improve his poor form in the ODIs. Both are included in the World Cup team and this series is the last chance to prove themselves. Surya has the support of head coach Rahul Dravid, who has said that he will take charge of the Indian middle order in the first two ODIs. Captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been rested in the first two matches. Apart from this, main spinner Kuldeep Yadav and all-rounder Hardik Pandya have also been rested. In such a situation, this will be the last chance for head coach Rahul Dravid to assess his bench strength.
Everyone will keep an eye on Shreyas’s match fitness.
These two Mumbai batsmen (Shreyas and Suryakumar) are very different from each other and are fighting their own small battles to be a part of the most important tournament of their lives. The 28-year-old Iyer has not played much cricket in the last six months due to stress fracture surgery. Just before the Asia Cup match against Pakistan, back stiffness raised questions about his fitness.
Shreyas played only two matches in the Asia Cup and that too against Pakistan and Nepal. Indian team’s chief selector Ajit Agarkar has said that Shreyas is ready to play in all three matches, but all eyes are on whether his body has the ability to stay at the crease for 100 overs during the three matches in the next five days. Will happen.
Challenge for Suryakumar to achieve ODI form
Ishan Kishan played his role well in the Asia Cup, but Team India may need Shreyas in the World Cup, who is an expert in spin bowling in the middle overs. Surya is a different kind of player in T20 Internationals, but perhaps he has not yet understood his role in ODIs or is not able to understand this format very well. In today’s era, 27 ODIs are enough for any player to prove himself, but Surya’s average of less than 25 in this format neither reflects his talent nor his abilities.
Surya will not be able to make it to the playing 11 during the World Cup, but he wants the team management to be assured that they did not make a wrong decision. Tilak Verma is knocking on the door for selection in the Indian team and for 33-year-old Suryakumar, some more poor performances may show him the way out of ODIs.
Who will get the chance Ashwin or Sundar?
Due to the injury to left-arm spinner Axar Patel, 37-year-old Ravichandran Ashwin was included in the team for the series against Australia. It is believed that the selectors calling him has cleared the way for him to play his third World Cup and if Akshar does not recover in time, then Ashwin can play his last and overall third ODI World Cup. Till two weeks ago, Ashwin was not even on the radar of the Indian team management and now there is a tussle between the experienced spinner and his young teammate Washington Sundar to make a place in the team.
If discussions are anything to go by, Ashwin may not be able to perform well in the upcoming matches, but he is far ahead of Washington in terms of potential for the World Cup. Fans may like Ashwin’s clash against David Warner. The absence of Kuldeep Yadav and Hardik Pandya will give both Ashwin and Washington a chance to show what they can give to the team. Washington Sundar is also included in the Asian Games team. He will be busy with the Asian Games during the World Cup. In such a situation, if Akshar is not fit, Ashwin may be selected.
If the letters fit then there will be no change
However, if Akshar is fit then there is every possibility that even if Ashwin performs brilliantly then the team management will go with Akshar. Akshar has been included in the team for the third ODI against Australia on the basis of fitness, in which all the veterans including Rohit-Virat will return.
India captain Ruturaj Gaikwad, who has qualified for the Asian Games, has been included in the squad as cover and is likely to be released after the second match as he will join the Indian T20 squad that travels to Hangzhou on September 28. Suryakumar can come to bat at number four, captain KL Rahul can come to bat at number five. Jadeja may get a chance to play at number six, Ashwin at number seven and Washington Sundar at number eight.
Either Tilak or Rituraj can play as an additional batsman in place of Sundar. Sundar can also be used as a floater. India has not rested any of its fast bowlers, but Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj can play in two of the three matches as three 50-over matches have been scheduled in five days and Indian players will also have to travel during this period. Will happen. There will be workload management for the two fast bowlers and that too for the strike bowlers.
The Australian team is very strong, troubled by injuries
Despite losing the ODI series 2-3 to South Africa, Australia had a good series. Captain Pat Cummins’ injury is troubling him. At the same time, Mitchell Starc and Glenn Maxwell will not be a part of the Australian team in the first ODI due to injuries. The Kangaroos won the last ODI series against India in March this year. Australia’s performance in regular 50-over matches in the subcontinent has been excellent.
The series against India for the World Cup could not have been a better preparation for the Kangaroos. India and Australian teams will face each other in the World Cup on October 8. This will also be the first match of both. An injury to Travis Head gave Marnus Labuschagne an opportunity which he seized with both hands, but it will be Australia’s bowling attack that will be tested on the three flat pitches of the subcontinent.
Probably playing 11 of both teams
India: Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (captain, wicketkeeper), Tilak Verma/Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.
Australia: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Shaun Abbott, Pat Cummins (c), Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa.