The fifth match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will be played in Chennai, India, on October 8th. The hosts, India, will face the most successful team in the history of the ICC Cricket World Cup, Australia. Let us look at India vs Australia match preview, pitch report, probable playing xi and top fantasy picks.
India vs Australia Match Preview
India and Australia will face off in a highly anticipated ODI match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, which is considered to be India’s fortress. Both teams are favorites to qualify for the semi-finals of the World Cup, and this match is sure to be a close and exciting contest.
Although India defeated Australia 2-1 in the recent ODI series in India, Australia beat the hosts when they played with their full-strength team. The rivalry between India and Australia has grown and intensified over the years, and it is one of the fiercest and most closely fought rivalries in cricket, especially in the past decade.
India’s two warm-up matches against the defending champions England and the underdogs Netherlands were both washed out without a ball being bowled. Australia, meanwhile, defeated Pakistan by 14 runs in Hyderabad in the only warm-up match they were able to complete
India and Australia have well-balanced teams with a mix of explosive batters, experienced all-rounders, and fierce bowlers. Their match in Chennai will be a close contest, despite the fact that they played a three-match ODI series just two weeks ago.
India have been favorites in every ICC tournament in recent years, but they have failed to live up to expectations. Their last ICC trophy win came in 2013, when they won the Champions Trophy. Meanwhile, Australia are coming off a high, having defeated India in the World Test Championship Final in June this year.
Its the contest between the No.1 Ranked Side vs The 5-Time Champions of ICC CWC. Weather permitting, this match is going to be one hell of a ride, with two heavy-weights starting there World Cup Campaign this Sunday.
India vs Australia Pitch Report
The pitch at Chepauk is traditionally spinner-friendly. It is dry, slow, and cracks up quickly, leading to low-scoring matches. Batting becomes increasingly difficult as the game progresses, so it is better to win the toss and choose to bat first.
The pitch at Chepauk is typically hard and has a bit of grass cover at the start of the tournament. However, if the conditions are dry, it is better to bat first, as the pitch can become difficult to bat on as the game progresses.
It has been raining heavily in Chennai recently, but the forecast for the match is dry. Therefore, unless the conditions are overcast on the day of the match, it is a no-brainer to bat first.
India: Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Suryakumar Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Shubman Gill
Australia: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(wk), Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Sean Abbott, Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis, Josh Inglis
India vs Australia Probable Playing XI
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Note: Shubman Gill is unavailable after getting diagnosed by dengue.
Australia: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
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India vs Australia Probable Match Winner
Although it is difficult to predict the outcome of the match between India and Australia, India has a slight edge due to the home advantage.