Australia vs India, 1st ODI, Jan 12, Sat: Match Preview & Prediction

The age-old strong rivals in cricket, India and Australia, always make sure that cricket fans are entertained and they have a good match. Currently, Team India is on its Australia tour and the teams are competing against each other in the Test match series. Post that, the ODI series will begin and the first ODI will be played on 12th Jan. Here are more details about it:-

Match- 1st ODI, Australia vs India
Date- 12 January, 2019
Format- One Day International
Venue- Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Time- 2:20 am GMT, 7:50 am IST

The squads have been announced. Have a look at the teams before you make any predictions about the match:-

Team Australia
Travis Head, Peter Handscomb, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Marcus Harris, Mitchell Starc, Usman Khawaja, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine, Aaron Finch, Peter Siddle, Shaun Marsh

Team India
Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul, Hanuma Vihari, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mayank Agarwal, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Murali Vijay, Ravichandran Ashwin, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Ishant Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma, Parthiv Patel

Match Prediction & Preview

  • A lot will depend on who wins the test series. Both the teams are likely to continue the same momentum and begin the ODI series with the same frame of mind. Therefore, the teams need to focus on winning the test series first.
  • It has always been difficult for Indian players to perform in Australia. Sydney Cricket Ground will be quite challenging for them.
  • Whoever wins the toss is likely to bat first depending upon the pitch conditions. The average score in the first innings is somewhere around 220 while it drops down to 190 in the second innings. So, the toss and the call after that are likely to decide the game in the first instance.
  • It will be interesting to see how the spinners perform on the field and with how many spinners both the teams will get on the field.
  • Both the teams are likely to play with their best players so that they win the match and continue the series with the same frame of mind. The teams are a blend of new players and the experienced ones but all will largely depend on the playing XI.
  • India has two wicket-keeper options with them as Rishabh Pant and Parthiv Patel. They should go for the one who is quicker in the net practice and keeps an eye on the ball in a better manner.

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