Cricket Prediction – India vs Australia – Australia tour of India 2019/20 14.01

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Cricket Match Information:

India vs Australia first ODI cricket game of the three-match T20 cricket series will be played at Mumbai on Tuesday. This is a short series between the two sides that have played a lot against each other in recent times. The last encounter between the two sides took place in the ICC Cricket 50 over World Cup, which was won by India by 36 runs. Our prediction reckons that a tightly contested cricket game is in store with a slight advantage to the home side, India.    

  • Tournament: Australia tour of India 2019/20
  • Cricket Match format: ODI
  • Cricket match time: 1:30 pm IST
  • Cricket match date: 14.01.2020
  • Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
  • Weather: Temperature: 28 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0% 
  • Team A: India
  • Team B: Australia
  • Team A Captain: Virat Kohli
  • Team B Captain: Aaron Finch


India are being led by Virat Kohli in this cricket series. They are going to be nearly full strength except for Hardik Pandya, who has still not managed to recover from his injury. 

India are likely to include Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah in the playing eleven as two fast bowlers. It will be a shoutout between Navdeep Saini and Shardul Thakur for the third seamer spot. 

Our prediction is of the inclusion of Shardul Thakur and Ravindra Jadeja in the side due to their batting capabilities. 

Here is our prediction of India’s playing XI:

  • Virat Kohli
  • KL Rahul
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Rishabh Pant
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Shivam Dube
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Mohammad Shami
  • Kedar Jadhav


Australia are going to be led by Aaron Finch in this cricket series. Despite the return of Steve Smith and David Warner in the side, Finch has been trusted with the captaincy. 

The last time Australia were in India, they won the series after coming from behind by 2-0 margin. They finished the series by a margin of 3-2 in the end. The likes of Mitch Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins are going to be part of the laying eleven and this Australian cricket team is going to be tough to beat. 

Our prediction is of the inclusion of Marnus Labuschagne in the playing eleven who has had a glorious summer.   

Here is our prediction of Australia’s playing XI:

  • Aaron Finch
  • Steve Smith
  • Pat Cummins
  • David Warner
  • Alex Carrey
  • Mitch Starc
  • Marnus Labuschagne
  • Josh Hazlewood
  • Peter Handscomb
  • Adam Zampa
  • D’Arcy Short

Expert Prediction: IND vs AUS

India and Australia are going to clash with each other in the first ODI cricket game of the three-match series. India will have the opportunity to take revenge for last year, when they were defeated by Australia in their own conditions. It was a depleted Australian side which came back from behind and beat India by 3-2 after being down 2-0 in the first two games. 

Australia have been completely on top of their game in the last few months as they have simply brushed aside Pakistan and New Zealand in the last couple of series. Although those series were the test series, the dominance of Australia was visible right across. With the return of Steve Smith, David Warner, Mitch Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood in a single playing eleven, any side is going to find it difficult to beat them. 

India will once again be reliant on the performances of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli as they lack experience in their lineup. They would be also keeping an eye on the performances of Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dube and Shreyas Iyer, who will be holding an important position in the batting lineup of the Indian cricket team. 

Our prediction is of a winning start for Australia despite it being a home series for the Indian team. Australia are at the peak of their powers, whereas India are going to be extra reliant on a couple of individuals. Hence, it is going to take something really inspirational from the younger members of the Indian team to trouble the full-strength Australia. Australia, on the other hand, are going to look to ease into the ODI format now that their core members are back. 

Toss prediction? – The team winning the toss will look to bowl first as a lot of dew is expected in the second half of the game. Hence, our prediction is that the team winning the toss are going to bowl first. 

Who will win? – Australia

Top Batsman – KL Rahul (IND), Steve Smith (AUS)

Top Bowler – Kuldeep Yadav (IND), Mitch Starc (AUS) 

Most Sixes – Rishabh Pant (IND), Aaron Finch (AUS)

Man of the Match – Steve Smith (AUS)

Team Scores Batting first – India (250+), Australia (330+)

Our Official Partner Odds for India vs Australia Betting Odds

India – 1.66

Australia – 2.15

*odds may change anytime

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