Cricket match date: 02nd March 2019
Cricket match time: 1:30 pm IST
Cricket match location: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
Cricket Match format: ODI
Tournament: Australia tour of India 2018/19
Team A: India
Team B: Australia
Team A Captain: Virat Kohli
Team B Captain: Aaron Finch
Cricket Match Preview:
India will now take on Australia in a 5-match ODI cricket series. These 5 matches will be the last 5 cricket ODIs for India to fine-tune their squad before the upcoming cricket World Cup. They would be looking to make the most of these ODIs as well as look to win the cricket series as losing cricket matches will not help their confidence a bit.
Australia would be pleased with their performance on this tour so far. They have begun winning matches since last month and that augurs well for them considering the World Cup. Since 2008, it is their first cricket series win in India in any cricket format. The magnitude of this success is immense for Australia.
The batting performance of Glenn Maxwell would have been especially pleasing for Australia. His dominance, mixed with patience and ability to finish games of cricket, would have relaxed their batting order. They can now look to score big runs on the pitches, which are expected to be beautiful to bat on.
India would have been disappointed with the series loss as it means they have now lost two back-to-back T20 cricket series. However, they would not be too hard on themselves as they had rested a few of their players in the cricket series and once they are back, they will be expected to be back to winning ways. India rested Rohit Sharma for this cricket game along with Kuldeep Yadav, who was rested from the series itself.
For India, players like Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Kedar Jadhav and Ambati Rayudu will be back. Whereas for Australia, players like Shaun Marsh and Usman Khawaja will be expected to be back in the playing eleven. The rest of the squad remains the same for Australia as the T20 cricket series. It is going to be an important series for both sides and for a number of players
Cricket Match Information:
Stunned India will now take on Australia in a 5-match ODI cricket series. India were defeated by Australia in 2-match T20 cricket series by 2-0. It was a shocking defeat for an Indian cricket team against Australia and it was a first loss for India on their home soil against Australia since 2008.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
For India, players like Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Kedar Jadhav and Ambati Rayudu will be back. Our prediction is India will go with the same playing eleven that played in New Zealand and helped them win the cricket series.
Here is our prediction of India’s playing XI:
- Rohit Sharma
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Virat Kohli
- Ambati Rayudu
- MS Dhoni
- Vijay Shankar
- Kedar Jadhav
- Kuldeep Yadav
- Mohammad Shami
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Yuzvendra Chahal
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Australia will now be confident that they have won the T20 cricket series. Our prediction is of the inclusion of Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh into the playing eleven.
Here is our prediction of Australia’s playing XI:
- Aaron Finch
- Alex Carrey
- Shaun Marsh
- Glenn Maxwell
- Marcus Stoinis
- Peter Handscomb
- Adam Zampa
- JP Behrendroff
- Jhye Richardson
- Usman Khawaja
- Pat Cummins
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Glenn Maxwell looked good in the first T20 cricket series and won the series for Australia. He has had success in the past on India soil in 50 over format as well. Our prediction is of another hard-hitting knock from him.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The last international cricket ODI cricket was played here a long time back in 2014 when India took on Sri Lanka. In that cricket game, Mahela Jayawardena scored a fabulous hundred but despite that, India won that cricket game. Sri Lanka had put on 242 runs for India to chase in that cricket game and India did it with ease. Our prediction is of a score of around 275 in this cricket game and the chasing side should win the game. Conditions are expected to be dry.
India will begin this game of cricket as favourites despite the loss in the T20 cricket series. However, after losing T20 cricket series, they would take Australia very seriously. Our prediction is of an Indian victory in the first T20 cricket game.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Virat Kohli (IND) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Jasprit Bumrah (IND) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
MS Dhoni (IND)
India – 1.44
Australia – 2.45
*odds may change anytime