AUS vs IND Fantasy Prediction: Australia vs India 1st Test – 17 December (Adelaide). Australia would like to continue their domination in pink-ball cricket, whereas Team India is just playing their 2nd D/N game.
Hosts Australia will take on India in the 1st test match of the four matches series. The first game is going to be a Day/Night affair at the beautiful Adelaide Oval.
The Australian team has not lost a single D/N game and, this record is going to be at stake. David Warner was ruled out of this game beforehand, whereas Pucovski also misses out due to a concussion. The batting form of Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne is going to vital, whereas the bowling combination looks all set. Matthew Wade is set to open the innings, whereas the team will access the fitness of Cameron Green.
Team India is going to face a tough test in their first-ever D/N test overseas. The absence of Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma is going to be a tough pill to swallow. Virat and Pujara are the flag bearers of this team’s batting, whereas Shami and Bumrah need to fire in the bowling. There are still some major gaps to be filled in this game.
Australia would definitely go as the favourites in their home conditions but, India is a lethal team and can certainly hurt the hosts in any kind of leniency.
The Pitch of the Adelaide Park has always favoured the pace bowlers in the Pink Ball tests and, we can expect the same in this game as well.
Probable XI for both sides:-
Australia – Matthew Wade, Joe Burns, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Tim Paine, Cameron Green, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.
India – Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.
Four Match Test Series
Match: Australia vs India first Test Match
Date and Time: 17 December, Thursday- 9:30 am IST
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Where to Watch: Live on Sony Six
- Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, and Mitchell Starc.
- Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, and Jasprit Bumrah
Top 4 Batting Order
- Matthew Wade, Joe Burns, Marnus Labuschagne, and Steve Smith
- Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli
Long Spell Bowlers
- Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood
- Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Shami
AUS vs IND Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Matthew Wade will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Wade is going to open the innings in this game for the Aussies. He has scored over 8000 First-Class runs at an average of 41.45, whereas his white-ball form has been brilliant as well.
AUS vs IND Fantasy Batsmen
Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne will be our batsmen from Australia. Smith is the no.1 ranked test batsmen in the world, whereas his average has been staggering 62.84. Marnus, on the other hand, has scored 1459 test runs, whereas his average is astonishing 63.43. Both of them are some of the best test players in the world right now.
Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Mayank Agarwal will be our batsmen from India. Pujara and Kohli are the flag bearers of this batting, whereas both have possessed a good record in Australia. Virat’s batting average in Australia is 55.39, whereas Pujara’s average is 55.54. Mayank, on the other hand, has scored 974 runs at an average of 57.29, which includes two double-centuries. This trio is going to play a huge part in deciding India’s batting fate.
AUS vs IND Fantasy All-Rounders
Cameron Green will be our all-rounder from Australia. He is set to make his test debut, whereas he scored a hundred in the practice game as well. Green’s first-class batting average is 55.04, whereas he has picked 33 wickets as well.
AUS vs IND Fantasy Bowlers
From Australia, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood will make into our team. Both of them possess a staggering record with the pink ball in their hands. Starc has picked 42 wickets in 7 games, whereas Josh has scalped 26 in 6 games. Both of them are legitimate match-winners.
Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav will be our bowlers from India. Shami has picked 180 test wickets, whereas Umesh has scalped 144. Both of them have been on multiple Australian tours, whereas they were brilliant in the first pink-ball Test.
Match Prediction: Australia are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role
Steve Smith and Virat Kohli
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Marnus Labuschagne and Cheteshwar Pujara
SportsRush Small-League Fantasy Team for the Game
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