India’s tour of Australia has already produced some riveting cricket. The T20I series ended with a scoreline of 1-1 as rain saved the hosts in the 2nd game. The visitors then pulled off a historic 2-1 victory in the Test series. But wait, the tour is not over yet. The 2 teams are yet to compete in the ODI series. Keep reading to find out the Australia vs India 1st ODI Match Prediction.
The first of the 3 ODIs will take place at the Sydney Cricket Ground, which was also the venue for the 4th Test. As the format changes from whites to colored clothing, we will witness several changes of faces. India will have the likes of MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal back in the squad. On the other hand, Australia rested the pace trio and will consist of new entrants as well.
India has been in a great form, especially in ODI cricket. Barring their 2-1 loss in England, the Men in Blue have won just about everything in the format of late. Contrary to India, Australia has struggled even in ODIs. They were recently defeated by South Africa at home by a margin of 2-1. Despite the changes in the line-up, the momentum lies with India which makes them the favorites.
Here is our Australia vs India 1st ODI Match Prediction
Case1: If Australia bats first
First Innings score prediction: 280-290
Result prediction: India will win the match by 5 wickets
Case2: If India bats first
First Innings score prediction: 310-320
Result prediction: India will win the match by 20-30 runs
Head to head in ODIs
Total ODIs: 133, Australia won: 73, India won: 45, Abandoned/No Result: 15
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav
Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon
Australia vs India 1st ODI Match Prediction: Having won the Test series in Australia for the first time in history, the confidence for India will be sky-high. They would be itching to finish the tour with a win in ODI series as well.
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