IND Vs AUS Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: Rampant Australia look to capitalise on a hurting Indian unit.
India were trashing teams in their ongoing home season, pummelling sides with consummate ease to canter their way to emphatic wins. All that came to an end though when Australia came visiting with the side handed over a gargantuan 10 wicket defeat to the hosts in the first ODI.
In what was a defeat that sent shockwaves through India’s cricketing arena, the home side were comprehensively outplayed in all departments of the game to fall apart infront of the Australians. A shambolic middle-order collapse saw the side rake up a mere 255 on a solid batting surface, runs Australia had no qualms in chasing down.
Now chasing a deficit in the series, when India step out to the middle for the second ODI today, the outfit will be well aware that they can’t afford to commit the same errors as the previous tie. An invigorated Australian outfit will step out eying a series win today and with India having been massively rattled the last time around, Australia will be quietly confident of cruising their way to a 2-0 lead on the day.
Australia showed that this Indian unit is capable of being beaten even in home conditions with a clinical win the last time around. Come today’s encounter, things are widely touted to be far closer than the previous lopsided affair with us envisioning India restoring parity in the series with a more emphatic batting display.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
One of the most pristine wickets in the country for the batters, this encounter is going to be an absolute run galore tie, a fixture where the batsmen are going to find it way too easy to scour their way to the boundary. The team winning the toss will be looking to step out and chase today with a coherent idea of how to traverse the target at hand.
Probable Playing 11
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
David Warner, Aaron Finch (C), Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey (WK), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson
Three Match ODI Series
Match: India Vs Australia First ODI
Date And Time: 17th January, Friday- 1:30pm IST
Venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
Telecast: Star Sports 1, Hindi, Select 1/HD
- Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah
- Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins
Top 4 Batting Order
- Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul
- David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne
- Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli
- Marnus Labuschagne, Peter Handscomb
Death Overs Bowlers
- Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
- Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa
IND Vs AUS Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Although KL Rahul is likely to be shunted lower down the order with Virat Kohli reverting back to his usual number three spot, the player continues to hold down on his spot in our Dream 11 team. He now holds a dual toned role with Pant being unavailable for today’s encounter, a set of events which will see KL Rahul being handed over a role behind the wickets.
And this paired with the 47 runs he managed to muster up the last time around see us make him our first pick for the upcoming contest. We are also moving in with Alex Carey from Australia given his liking for Indian conditions, ones which saw him amass a slew of match winning knocks last year in the country.
IND Vs AUS Dream11 Batsmen
The trickiest component of our Dream 11 side given the worldclass names lining up this docket and their hefty price tags, we had to ponder over heavily on who to get in for the day. In our hectic deliberations, there was one name who stood tall amongst the rest of his counterparts after playing a man of the match innings in the series opener.
With 128 runs the last time around, we are going to be beginning our facet with David Warner from Australia. The second pick was a trickier one with both Aaron Finch and Steve Smith being viable options with us edged towards Finch’s way after he clobbered the ball in the first ODI to put on 110 runs for his side.
Elsewhere, from India we are moving in with two players who just can’t be neglected by us at any costs. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli both endured languid knocks the last time around but this is a partnership which seldom fails in successive encounters. We fully envisage them to return with pulsating knocks today under pristine batting conditions to make them instant picks for us on the day.
Dhawan got 74 runs the last time around for India, making him a contender as well for the tie but price constraints saw us leave him out for the forthcoming affair.
IND Vs AUS Dream11 All-Rounders
Ravindra Jadeja failed to strike with the ball the last time around but Jadeja contributed with 25 runs with the bat to see us go in with the Indian all-rounder for today’s encounter. It’s his overs with the ball which see him make room ahead of Labuschagne in our framework for the forthcoming affair.
However, with Labuschagne confirmed to bat at number 3, we will be bringing him into our Dream11 team as well, as he will have the advantage of facing a large number of overs, and if his Test batting is anything to go by, he should be able to craft a wonderful, risk-free innings together.
Elsewhere with a wicket the last time around and deliveries which perturbed India’s bats, Ashton Agar becomes our pick from Australia. At a mere 8 credits, he offers pristine value to our Dream 11 side, a player who helps free up funds to invest in elsewhere along with being a safe pick.
IND Vs AUS Dream11 Bowling Order
Our biggest conundrum in this docket of our Dream 11 side was choosing between one of Australia’s spearhead quicks. What emoted us towards Mitchell Starc’s pick was not only the three wickets he got with the ball the last time around but the Indian bats clear inability to play left hand pacers.
Elsewhere, despite not returning with a wicket the last time around, we have continued to repose faith in a duo of picks from India. Our selections begin with frontline pacer Jasprit Bumrah, a name who will be hungry to return back profoundly from the thumping he received the last time around and given his acumen, we see him snaring wickets at will today.
Elsewhere, Navdeep Saini looks likely to be given an outing today by the Indian side after Shardul Thakur was ripped apart the last time around to see him wrap up our Dream 11 side. Incase Shardul retains his side in the playing 11, we’ll be moving in with him instead of Navdeep.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We are going to make Kohli our side’s captain with Warner being the vice-captain.
Note: We would be bringing in only one of Ravindra Jadeja and Alex Carey in our small league team for this game. If, Australia bat first, get Alex Carey in, as he would be able to explode during the slog overs. If Australia bat second, Carey might have too less to do(like in the 1st ODI) or too much to do and we want to avoid that risk. Thus, if Australia bat second, we would go in with Ravindra Jadeja
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.