Australia begins the series after a 5 match ODI series loss to South Africa. They’ll try to get back on track before the World Cup. They will want to put their players to the test against the top team in India.
India will be delighted following their recent Asia Cup victory. After defeating Sri Lanka in the final, they won the title. Many of the first-team players will miss the first two ODIs. However, the core team will return for the final ODI.
At Mohali, teams batting second have an edge. As a result, we believe the toss winner will choose to field first.
The weather forecast for Colombo is similar to what we have seen throughout the Super Fours, with excessive humidity and a likelihood of rain occasionally interfering with play.
During the day, the temperature will be approximately 32 degrees Celsius. The odds of rain are really low, and we may expect a complete game.
Head to Head:
Australia won a three-match One-Day International series in India earlier this year, winning the last two games to win 2-1. In this format, they lead India 82-54 overall.
IND vs AUS Team Form in Last Five Matches:
IND : W L W W W
AUS : L L L W W
Captain Rohit Sharma and experienced batter Virat Kohli will both be rested for this and the next game, and we expect Jasprit Bumrah to join Kuldeep Yadav in sitting out this encounter in Mohali. Both Ravichandran Ashwin and Washington Sundar have a chance to advance in this match.
India Squad Prediction:
Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (c) (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah/Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Starc will miss the first ODI but will be available for the subsequent matches. Pat Cummins and Steve Smith will return from injury. Travis Head suffered a fracture in his left hand in South Africa and will miss the rest of the series.
Australia Squad Prediction:
David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matthew Short, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Cameron Green, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
IND vs AUS Head to Head Stats
India vs Australia Prediction:
During this series, both teams will be aiming not only for excellent match practice, but also for the opponent to produce good competitive cricket matches. We anticipate a close game to begin the series, but we believe India’s greater expertise in home conditions will be a big role in their victory.