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Match Preview – India vs Australia, Australia in India 2022/23, 1st ODI

Massive image: The appetiser to the IPL

Sandwiched between the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and IPL 2023, the ODI sequence between India and Australia would not appear to have high billing. Even days out from the opening Check, everybody jumped on the BGT hype practice, and minutes after the last one led to a draw, India’s coach Rahul Dravid was requested how he would handle the IPL gamers within the lead-up to the World Check Championship (WTC) last at The Oval in June. A day after that, Australia allrounder Cameron Inexperienced, who was purchased for INR 17.5 crore (USD 2.1 million) by Mumbai Indians, joined his IPL coach Mark Boucher and team-mate Ishan Kishan on the sidelines of a WPL sport.
This three-match ODI sequence is not a part of the World Cup Tremendous League both, but it surely’s an opportunity for each India and Australia to fine-tune their plans for the ODI World Cup, which can also be across the nook. Australia have not performed ODI cricket since they swept England 3-0 at residence in November final yr, nearly instantly after the 2022 T20 World Cup, and are nonetheless getting used to life after Aaron Finch’s worldwide retirement. David Warner is working his manner again from an elbow harm and a barren run within the first half of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. In his first crack at Finch’s opening function, Head rattled off scores of 69, 19, and 152 in opposition to England and in his first crack at opening the batting in Check cricket instead of Warner, he enhanced his popularity even additional. Glenn Maxwell can also be again from harm, however Australia should deal with the absence of each Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood.
Quick bowler Jhye Richardson has additionally joined Australia’s absentee record, however they might do effectively to remind themselves that they’re the solely group to have overwhelmed India in a bilateral ODI sequence in India since 2016. Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy and Matthew Kuhnemann have returned residence, and now it is over to Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar, the white-ball specialists.
India must navigate by challenges of their very own. Shreyas Iyer will miss his second successive ODI sequence with harm whereas Rohit Sharma is not going to be out there for the primary sport in Mumbai due to household commitments. Jasprit Bumrah faces a race in opposition to time to be match for the ODI World Cup, however in his absence, Mohammed Siraj has emerged because the chief of the tempo pack. Shardul Thakur, who made a profitable comeback through the ODI sequence in opposition to New Zealand earlier this yr, lends larger stability to the facet together with the returning Ravindra Jadeja. With all of Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal out there for this sequence, India are spoiled for selection on the spin entrance.

India: WWWWW (final 5 accomplished matches, most up-to-date first)
Australia: WWWWW

Within the highlight: Ishan Kishan and Adam Zampa

Rohit is out of the primary ODI, however India have a lot depth that they will exchange him with one other ODI double-centurion Ishan Kishan. He’ll accomplice India’s newest ODI double-centurion Shubman Gill. Since his scorching 210 in Chattogram in December final yr, Kishan’s kind has cooled off. With Rohit set to return for the second ODI in Visakhapatnam and KL Rahul set to be India’s first-choice keeper in Rishabh Pant’s absence, this is perhaps an enormous likelihood for Kishan to shake issues up, forward of the World Cup.
Six years in the past, Hardik Pandya had stated: “I knew that I might hit a six off him [Adam Zampa] anytime I wished to,” at a press convention. Zampa has now developed into among the finest white-ball spinners and up to date numbers again that declare. Because the finish of the 2019 ODI World Cup, Zampa has taken 62 wickets in 37 matches at a strike fee of 24.7 and economic system fee of just below 5. No different spinner from Full-Member nations has extra wickets than Zampa throughout this era. Within the inaugural ILT20 within the UAE, Zampa was Dubai Capitals’ joint-highest wicket-taker with 9 strikes at an economic system fee of beneath 5 as soon as once more, regardless of having performed simply 4 matches.

Group information: Maxwell returns from harm

Suryakumar Yadav or the uncapped Rajat Patidar is prone to get a go within the center order instead of the injured Iyer. On the bowling entrance, India have a surfeit of choices to select from.

India (possible): 1 Shubman Gill, 2 Ishan Kishan, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Suryakumar Yadav/Rajat Patidar, 5 KL Rahul (wk), 6 Hardik Pandya (capt), 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Axar Patel/Washington Sundar, 9 Shardul Thakur, 10 Mohammed Siraj, 11 Mohammed Shami/Umran Malik

A fit-again Maxwell will immediately slot again into Australia’s center order and will doubtlessly be their second spinner behind Zampa. With neither Cummins or Hazlewood out there, there is perhaps a gap for Tasmania and Hobart Hurricanes fast Nathan Ellis. Inexperienced, Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis and Sean Abbott and Ashton Agar will seemingly compete for 2 spots within the XI. Marsh, although, is not going to bowl on this sequence, which might influence how Australia stability their group.

Australia (possible): 1 David Warner, 2 Travis Head, 3 Steven Smith (capt), 4 Marnus Labuschagne, 5 Mitchell Marsh/Marcus Stoinis, 6 Glenn Maxwell, 7 Alex Carey (wk), 8 Cameron Inexperienced, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Nathan Ellis

Pitch and situations… for a run-fest

The Wankhede pitch is normally a flat one, which will get even higher for batting, below lights, as soon as the dew units in. In the newest ODI performed at this venue, in 2020, Australia hunted down 256 in below 38 overs with all ten wickets to spare.

Stats and Trivia: Watch out for Warner



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