With the upcoming ODI match between India and Australia, the sports fans of both countries will have a lot to look forward to. A sensational match packed with action and excitement awaits you as the Men in Blue take over the Kangaroos on Friday, 17th January at Rajkot’s Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. Australia are touring India for a short three-match One Day International series that is scheduled from January 14, 2020, to January 19, 2020. The Aussies are preparing for the second One-Day International and can’t be taken lightly and they will be brimming with confidence after their mind-boggling sweep of India in the First One-Day International match held in Mumbai on 14th January 2020.
India vs Australia-First ODI: A Summary
Australia lead the ODI series by 1-0 after a 10 wicket haul in the last match in Mumbai on Tuesday. David Warner and Aron Finch put India to sword as the Aussies have now taken the series lead. Both the batsmen struck centuries to keep Australia 1-0 up in the 3-match series. Warner, 128 off 112 and Finch, 110 off 114, remained unbeaten till the end. Captain Kohli tried all the permutations of his bowlers but could not get the desired breakthrough to break the formidable opening partnership of the Aussie batsmen.
Earlier Australia won the toss, and Aussie Captain Aaron Finch invited India to bat. India set up a score of 256 to win, which the Aussies chased skillfully in the first few overs of power play. They managed to accomplish the target in 37.4 overs without any loss of wickets, thanks to the tremendous partnership between Finch and Warner.
The first match has raised the hopes of the Aussie squad and fueled them for better performance in the second ODI at Rajkot. At the same time, the Indian squad under Captain Kohli is also not leaving any stone unturned to put up a remarkable performance on the pitch on the coming Friday.
The Indian Squad
Here is a quick look at the Indian squad that will be hitting the pitch on Friday.
The following players have been selected to play against Australia in the series. The contingent will be led by Virat Kohli and the entire squad is as follows:
Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (Vice Captain), Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (Wicket keeper), K. L. Rahul, Kedar Jadhav, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav
From a bowling point of view, the Indian side is fielding a young, energetic line-up.
Ravindra Jadeja is among the few players to have played over 30 ODI matches against this side and has taken 23 wickets. Virat Kohli offers great potential as well.
The Aussie Squad
Here is a quick round-up of the Aussie squad for Friday’s match against India at Rajkot. The team will be headed by Aaron Finch, and the rest of the members are as follows:
Aaron Finch (Captain), Alex Carey (Vice Captain, Wicket Keeper), Pat Cummins (Vice Captain), Ashton Agar, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Kane Richardson, D’Arcy Short, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Ashton Turner, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Adam Zampa
In the bowling sector, Starc and Cummins will be leading the way, with Kane Richardson set to play a critical role. The team has set high hopes in the batting by Captain Finch and Dave Warner.
India vs Australia: Past Cricket Record for 2019
Let us have a look at the overall head to head record for both the teams, India and Australia for the previous year. The two teams have played 137 ODI matches. Australia have won 77 of those while India have been victorious on 50 of those occasions.
In 2019, India played 29 one day matches of which, they lost only 8. Half of those matches have been against Australia.
Australia played 23 50-over matches in 2019 and has won 16 of those. One thing that needs to be especially mentioned here is that of the 7 defeats, 5 have been by the hands of the Indian team.
The Betting Odds
This is going to be an interesting tournament for the two teams. Both India and Australia will strive to prove their skills. We find that the Aussies will be eager to prove themselves and establish their cricket excellency in the arena once again. They have a fairly experienced and strong team. They are sure to give the boys in blue a run for their money. We can expect to see an epic match, as the two teams clash in the second ODI at Rajkot on the 17th. Get your crickets betting game on point with the latest betting tips and predictions.
Our prediction for the series is 2-1 to India. Warner’s top form and team’s strong line-up will offer stiff competition to the Indian team. The match will offer competitive odds.
India can make significant changes to their bowling ranks for Friday’s upcoming match. Captain Kohli’s bounce back and introducing leg-spinner Chahal back in the team can also prove to be a boon for the Indian team.
Here are the winning odds for Friday’s second ODI between India and Australia.
India – 1.82 i.e you can bet Rs.100 and win Rs.182 if India win
Australia – 2.04 i.e. you can bet Rs.100 and win Rs.204 if Australia win
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