Who will win Ind vs Aus 1st ODI?
Australia are set to begin their limited-overs tour of India with a five-match one-day international series. The first ODI is scheduled to be played on September 17 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. The match will begin at 1:30 PM local time.
Ind vs Aus 1st ODI: Where to watch/Live streaming
TV channels: Star Sports, Fox Sports
Live streaming: Bet365, Hotstar
There is a toss bias at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Since five of the last six one-day internationals played here have been won by the side that has batted first, the team that wins the toss in this match is more likely to have a bat first.
Read on for team analysis, betting odds, betting tips and match prediction for Ind vs Aus 1st ODI....
The Indian selectors have decided to rest Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja for the series. Shikhar Dhawan comes back in the side but he won't be available for the first three matches. Hardik Pandya is expected to lend support to Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah as the third seamer.
Rohit Sharma is coming off a good Sri Lanka tour and the team will expect the opener to lay a solid platform for the batsmen to follow. Virat Kohli is the leading ODI run-scorer for India at this ground and he will be the key, especially in a run-chase. Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav will be the ones to watch out for with the ball. The former is in good rhythm and he could provide India the early breakthrough.
India are on a roll having won eight of their last nine one-day internationals and previous six in a row, all away from home. After beating the West Indies 3-1 in a five-match series, Virat Kohli and Co. demolished Sri Lanka 5-0 in their most recently played bilateral ODI series.
India Predicted Playing 11
Virat Kohli (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, KL Rahul, Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey/Ajinkya Rahane, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah
Aaron Finch won't be playing this game due to a leg injury and Australia have called in Peter Handscomb as the batsman's replacement. Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc have been ruled out of the tour due to injuries while Nathan Coulter-Nile who has recovered from his back injury is likely to share the new ball with Patrick Cummins. David Warner has also returned and will take up his usual opening spot in the batting lineup.
David Warner and Steven Smith are Australia's key men with the bat. Warner has scored the most runs for his side in ODIs from the current squad while Smith was the most impressive of all the Australian batsmen during the test tour of India earlier this year. Pace bowling will depend mainly on the likes of Nathan Coulter-Nile and Pat Cummins while legspinner Adam Zampa will have a crucial role to play in the middle overs.
Australia have won four and lost as many out of the eight 50-over fixtures they have played so far since the beginning of this year. They got the better of Pakistan 4-1 at home before going on to lose three matches on the trot - a 0-2 defeat in New Zealand in the Chappell-Hadlee series and then in England against the hosts in the ICC Champions Trophy.
Australia Predicted Playing 11
Steven Smith (c), David Warner, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade (wk), James Faulkner, Patrick Cummins, Adam Zampa, Travis Head, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ashton Agar
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
India: W W W W W
Australia: L L L W W
India vs Australia Head to Head
Australia and India have gone head-to-head in 113 completed one-day internationals in the past of which 72 have been won by the former and 41 by the latter. The two nations have faced each other just once at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in this format. That game was played way back in 1987 when Australia secured a narrow 1-run victory.
India vs Australia 1st ODI Betting Odds
India walk in as favorites to win the first one-day international at a 1.67 price on Betfair and 1.66 on Bet365. A healthy recent record has a lot to do with this - the hosts have won 13 out of the 17 ODIs they have played so far this year. Australia on the other hand will go into this game after having faced defeats in their last three matches and also their performance in Bangladesh was not convincing enough. The tourists therefore find themselves outsiders at odds of 2.38 with Betfair and 2.20 with Bet365.
India vs Australia 1st ODI Prediction
Australia have beaten India six times in their previous seven ODI encounters. But those matches were all played Down Under on fast and bouncy tracks and it will be a completely different story in these spin-friendly conditions where the Australian batsmen have always had a tough time. In India, the Aussies have suffered five defeats in their last seven clashes against the hosts in the 50-over format. So the men in blue definitely have an upper hand at home. India have been playing a domineering brand of cricket lately and with the kind of form they are in, we feel the hosts are better placed to start this series off with a win.
Final Verdict: Back India to beat Australia in the first ODI at 1.67 with Betfair and 1.66 with Bet365.