The three-match ODI series gets underway from January 14th in Mumbai
One can’t help but give in to the hype and hysteria around the mouthwatering rivalry of India Vs Aus First ODI fantasy league cricket. It’s a series that promises plenty for everyone. From fans to players, from broadcasters to fantasy league cricket lovers, everybody gets a reason to get involved with cricket in one way or the other. The same hysteria is ready to be laid once again as Australia’s tour of India to play a three match ODI series is getting underway. Another reason to really look forward to this series is the fact that India will see it as an opportunity for a leveler. Australia beat India last year in a 5 match series after being 3-0 down. While India isn’t really used to getting a beating at their own backyard, the series against Australia before the World Cup did expose them to their vulnerabilities. One thing’s for sure, men in blue aren’t completely invincible here and therefore a healthy fight is a one to watch out for. India Vs Aus First ODI
Of course, all you fanatics of fantasy league online cricket for cash are dying to create your own teams and hoping to win big in these three games. So while you do that, we’ll help you strategize better by giving you the match prediction of the first ODI that’s slated to be held on Tuesday, 14th of January.
The venue which is Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium hosted a high scoring T20 just over a month ago between India and West Indies. The T20 saw India posting the highest T20I total ever at the venue which thereby suggests this one could be a run fest too. Wankhede off late has been offering a lot of high scoring opportunities. Although the last time an ODI was played here was in 2017 where NZ beat India while chasing a total of 280. With a fresh wicket being prepared for this game, chances are it’s not going to change things much. Batsmen will still find it easy to score big and the short boundaries will only aid their cause. Spinners though might still extract somethings of the surface and will be interesting to see what combination both teams put out on the ground. India Vs Aus First ODI
While the Northern tip of India still battles a cold wave and snowfall, the coastal line of Mumbai will enjoy a pleasant setting for cricket. The weather even with some clouds making their way in through the day will stay pleasant and it doesn’t look like they could threaten the game with any rains. Even if the game has any interruptions, the offseason Mumbai rains can’t still be heavy enough to play a downer. It might be a little humid during the day though.
With the Wankhede pitch giving ample assistance to batsmen, both skippers would still be looking to bowl first. Also with the conditions being not scorching at all, fielding first could not be the worst idea. Virat Kohli’s first impulse is to chase and he won’t try to do anything different. Aaron Finch could also be looking to do the same. Aside from that, the team batting first would see the par score to be in excess of 270.
With Jasprit Bumrah being back in fray after a long hiatus, Indian pace bowling will find itself more strengthened. What has to be looked at is if they give KL Rahul a go in the middle order with Shikhar Dhawan being back to claim the opening slot. Which two to select amongst Jadeja, Kuldeep and Chahal will also be something to see. Here’s what the team could look like: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
The Australian team has a solid core and they are here with a full-strength squad like they are out on a purpose. With both Warner and Smith being back in the squad, the batting already looks very strong. This could be the likely eleven: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, D’Arcy Short, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson Are you all set for the series to go underway? We surely are