The first match of the three match MasterCard ODI series between India and Australia will be played at the Wankhede Cricket Stadium Mumbai in India. The match will start at 1:30 PM IST.
After an enthralling red ball series, now it’s time for some white ball delight. The two great teams in the world, India and Australia will be locking horns. It will be a battle on both sides against some of the very best players who have graced the game but the combat for which the eyes will be glued to, will be the confrontation between Virat Kohli and Steven Smith. The healthy competition between the Australia top-order batsman Steve Smith and the Ace Indian skipper Virat Kohli has always spiced up the game, culminating into a nerve wrecking series against the two big daddies of world cricket.
India will be walking into this series with a high after winning the Border- Gavaskar test series by a score line of 2-1. Winning this test series for the fourth time in a row India is expected to start as favourites in this one day series too. Captained by Hardik Pandya for the first time in a one day International as the regular captain of team India Rohit Sharma will is unavailable for the first one day International of the three match ODI series.
Although team India are the favourites right now but the Australian team can’t be counted out. They are a competitive side with some steady fighting spirit. This series should be looked at as a dress rehearsal for the one day world Cup to be played in October-November, and also a litmus test for the right skills needed by the Indian team in order to look forward to a meaningful series ahead.
TFG Fantasy Stars for IND VS AUS
Shuman gill is a lovely player of the front foot who plays a spanking cover drive through the covers. As a bowler if you bowl too full to him you will be spent through the covers. he can also hit a rocking pull shot in between mid-wicket and square leg. He plays a brilliant back foot punch square through the off side and can also thumb the ball hard in front of square leg with the sweep shot. His late cut against the spinners through third-man are special. Shuman gill is a pretty looking cricketer who has played 21 International ODI matches, scored 1254 runs with a batting average of 73.76 and a strike rate of 109.80 in his international one day career so far.
Ishan Kishan is an attacking cricketer who plays the square drive well through the off side and also hits stunning looking straight drive down the ground. an exciting batsman to watch his drive sweep through the leg side is cheeky. He has played 13 International ODI matches, scored 507 runs with a batting average of 46.09 and a strike rate of 107.18 in his international one day career so far.
Virat Kohli the king plays an imperious cover drive through the covers. He can also execute a terrifically glorious flick shot through the onside. He also boasts of an excellent pull shot in between mid-wicket and Square leg, with a knack for a fantastic straight drive in between mid-off and mid-on. Kohli is a modern legend of the game who has played 271 International ODI matches, scored 12809 runs with a batting average of 57.69 and a strike rate of 93.77 in his international one day career so far.
David Warner can cut the ball hard through the offside and can also bang the ball through the covers . He smacks the ball through mid-wicket with the pull shot. Known to play the uppercut well over third-man if he gets going, he stirs a Storm on the ground. Having played 59 International ODI matches, scoring 4315 runs with a batting average of 46.39 and a strike rate of 50.89. in his international one day career so far, the man is pure pride.
Cameron Green can play a hard cut short through the off side and also play the sweep shot mighty well through the legside. He pulls the ball long way over mid -wicket and is an extremely powerful hitter, who goes straight down the ground. He can use his long layover. He has played 35 International ODI matches, scored 2239 runs with a batting average of 44.78 and a strike rate of 61.98 in his international one day career so far.
Marnus Labuschagne can play a good back foot punch through deep mid -wicket and can also play a terrific cover drive through the covers . He can also play a thump pull shot in front of square leg and a classic back foot drive through offside. Marnus has played 36 International ODI matches, scored 3328 runs, with a batting average of 57.37 and a strike rate of 55.21 in his international test career so far.
Possible 11: IND
Ishan Kishan, Shuman Gill, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Umran Malik.
Possible 11: AUS
Cameron Green, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Alex Carey, Travis head, Mitchell Starc, Aston Agar, Adam Zampa, Nathan Ellis, Sean Abbott.
TFG Fantasy Picks for IND vs AUS