Cricket Prediction – India vs Australia – Australia tour of India 2019/20 17.01

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Cricket Match Information:

India vs Australia second ODI cricket game of the three-match T20 cricket series will be played at Rajkot on Friday. Australia absolutely hammered India in the first ODI at Mumbai. India now have a tough task on their hand of defending the series against a rampant Australian cricket team. Our prediction is of yet another dominant performance from Australia in the next game. Read on!

  • Tournament: Australia tour of India 2019/20
  • Cricket Match format: ODI
  • Cricket match time: 1:30 pm IST
  • Cricket match date: 17.01.2020
  • Venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
  • Weather: Temperature: 25 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. Kohli would have been shocked by the manner in which his side was outplayed by Australia in the first cricket game. 

India went in with the option of playing all three openers, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul in the playing eleven. That meant that the most successful batsman at the number three position, Virat Kohli, had to move down to the number four spot. We may get to see the change in that area in the next game. 

Our prediction is of the inclusion of Navdeep Saini in the playing eleven for the next game.

Here is our prediction of India’s playing XI:

  • Virat Kohli
  • KL Rahul
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Navdeep Saini
  • Kedar Jadhav
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Mohammad Shami
  • Shikhar Dhawan


Australia are being 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. 

Australia began where they left off last year. They had won the ODI cricket series against India despite being 2-0 down in the five-match series. In this series, they have again begun in the most destructive manner possible. After restricting India to a lowish total of 255 runs, both Aaron Finch and David Warner hammered tons and won the game for Australia by ten wickets.

Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.

Here is our prediction of Australia’s playing XI:

  • Aaron Finch
  • Steve Smith
  • Pat Cummins
  • David Warner
  • Alex Carrey
  • Mitch Starc
  • Marnus Labuschagne
  • Peter Handscomb
  • Adam Zampa
  • Ashton Turner
  • Ashton Agar

Expert Prediction: IND vs AUS

India are under pressure. No side has managed to challenge them as much as Australia have in their own backyard. By beating India by ten wickets, Australia have sent shockwaves across the nation and it is going to be a tough challenge for the Indian team to bounce back from such defeat. 

Everything was looking well when after the early fall of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul had put on a good partnership. But with the fall of Rahul, the downward slide began and India never managed to recover from it. Their lower order batting got exposed and a lot of vulnerabilities came to the fore. 

Australia have had a really good last couple of months. They have brushed aside their opponents back home and now, by easily beating India in India, they have shown a remarkable hunger. When the likes of Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne did not even get to bat, one can understand the magnitude of dominance. 

However, Virat Kohli and his team will not easily allow Australia to roll them over again and that makes this game of cricket at Rajkot a thrilling affair. They would be looking at their combination and might decide to bring in fast bowler Navdeep Saini into the mix. India’s bowling looked toothless in the first game and that will need to be fixed. 

With stars shining bright for all Australian team members, it is hard to look beyond them as a winner of this cricket game and the series. Our prediction is of yet another dominant performance from Australia and with that, a series win for Aaron Finch and his men. India will have to produce something special now to avoid a series loss at home.

Toss prediction? – The team winning the toss will look to bowl first as lots 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 – Rohit Sharma (IND), Aaron Finch (AUS)

Top Bowler – Jasprit Bumrah (IND), Mitch Starc (AUS) 

Most Sixes – Rohit Sharma (IND), Aaron Finch (AUS)

Man of the Match – Aaron Finch (AUS)

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

Our Official Partner Odds for India vs Australia Betting Odds

India – 1.80

Australia – 1.95

*odds may change anytime

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