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India vs Australia 2020: 1st ODI Match – Match Preview, Predicted XI, Prediction, Where to Watch 

India vs Australia 2020: 1st ODI Match – Match Preview, Predicted XI, Prediction, Where to Watch
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After registering the victory in the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka, India will now head to play the three-match ODI series against Australia in the home ground. Now, it will be a real ordeal for India to prove the team’s strength. The visitors have arrived at the Indian ground four days before the first ODI match to practice properly. Here, Sportzwiki will give you all the facts you need to know for the first ODI match.


Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Challenging series for India

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This three-match ODI series will be a challenging series for India. When Australia last time toured in India in early 2019, the visitors registered the victory in the five-match ODI series by the 3-2 margins. But it is not so easy to register the victory against India in India again. Also, India has constantly won the home series this season. So, Virat Kohli and Co. will be confident to ride on the winning horse in this series too.

But it should be noted that India is not playing with their strong bowling combination as Bhuvneshwar Kumar is out of the game and Jasprit Bumrah is making a comeback in the game after having a long break in international level. Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya is also under the rehabilitation period.

Australia is playing first ODI series after World Cup

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The Kangaroos have played the T20I series, Test cricket after the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 but haven’t played One-Day International yet. So, it will be the first ODI series for Australia since the ICC CWC 2019. Notably, Australia has also a strong home season, defeating the opposition badly in their home ground.

Head to Head

Team Total Won Loss No result/Tied
Australia 137 77 50 10/0
India 137 50 77 10/0

Weather Forecast

It will be pleasant weather in Mumbai on 14th January. The spectators will enjoy watching their players without any halt.

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Pitch Condition

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Wankhede Stadium.

The Wankhede Stadium produces the batting-friendly pitch in T20Is but brings challenging track in ODIs. The team batting first will likely to set big scores. The spinners will get much help from the game while less bounce is expected.

India’s Predicted XI

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Indian team. Credits: BCCI Twitter
Players Role
Rohit Sharma Opening Batsman
Shikhar Dhawan Opening Batsman
Virat Kohli (c) Batsman
Shreyas Iyer Batsman
Rishabh Pant Wk-batsman
Kedar Jadhav batsman
Ravindra Jadeja All-rounder
Shardul Thakur Bowler
Mohammed Shami Bowler
Jasprit Bumrah Bowler
Kuldeep Yadav Bowler

Australia’s Predicted XI

Australia's Predicted XI, Match Preview, ODI.

Players Role
David Warner Opening Batsman
Aaron Finch Opening Batsman
Peter Handscomb Batsman
Marnus Labuschagne Batsman
Steve Smith Batsman
Alex Carey Wk-Batsman
Ashton Agar Bowler
Mitchell Starc Bowler
Adam Zampa Bowler
Pat Cummins Bowler
Kane Richardson Bowler

Match Prediction

ODI match, India vs Australia 2020
India vs Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

If we talk about stats, India is far behind in the race of winning the game. Australia has been dominant in the Indian condition too with winning 29 ODI matches among 66 While India has won 27 games. So, the first ODI match will be thriller not like other last home series where the opposition was weak.

Where To Watch

TV – Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD

Online– Hotstar

Time– 7 PM IST

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