Australia vs India 1st Test Match Prediction

  • Dec 17, 2020
  • 09:30:00, GMT +5:30
  • Adelaide Oval - Adelaide, Australia
2020-12-17 09:30:00
Australia AUS Australia
India IND India

Betting Tips

  • The absence of David Warner is a big blow to this Australian batting line up which now heavily depends of the duo of Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschangne.
  • Indian batsmen were terrific in the practice games with Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal getting enough batting practice.
  • Australian opening looks vulnerable in Joe Burns and possibly Matthew Wade. India have a quality bowling line up that can exploit this Australian weakness. In Australia, if you get early wickets, you know that you’ve a great chance of taking a big lead in the game.

Our Pick India are favorites to win

Posted On 19th December 2020 01:23:10
Posted by Kavin

AUS vs IND 1st Test, Prediction & Betting Tips

What a fabulous tour it has turned out to be. It was Australia that comprehensively defeated India in the ODI series, but India gave back with a thrashing in the T-20Is. But now it’s time for the massive Border-Gavaskar Trophy. This is probably a bigger rivalry than the Ashes today.

India defeated Australia the last time they toured down under but with David Warner and Steve Smith back in whites, Australia look a completely different unit this time around. The series stands of utmost importance for both teams as the winner will occupy the top spot in the ICC Test Championship. Currently, India has the most number of points but Australia with higher win percentage, are settled at the helm of the table.

The injury to David Warner is a big blow to Australia and they now face a stern opening conundrum. Tim Paine has hinted that Matthew Wade is their preferred choice to partner Joe Burns which looks a wise move. Wade was in terrific form in the T-20 series but this is a different challenge altogether. Burns has also not been in the best of nick. There is Travis Head, Tim Paine, possibly Marcus Harris but Australian performance will depend on the form of Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith. 

Both have been exceptional in Tests. Smith against India averages 84.05 and the number spikes to 129.19 in Australia. This proves how big a threat this man is for India. In the bowling department, Australia has one of the most fearsome set of pacers in Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins. Nathan Lyon is an even bigger asset on this wicket. Overall, Australia looks a settled unit but there are certain vulnerabilities in the batting order which India can exploit. 

India on the other hand have announced their playing XI and have made some strange choices. They’ve opted for Pritvi Shaw to open with Mayank Agarwal. Shaw isn’t in the best of form and preferring him over KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal is very surprising. However, he’s a good batsmen and would want to capitalize on the opportunity. He’s one batsmen that can score very quicky which can be handy in conditions where it’s difficult to stay on the crease. Also, players like Ajinkya Rajane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli got plenty of batting practice in the warm up games and form a very strong batting line up.The biggest wicket however, for Australia will be of Cheteshwar Pujara.

Pujara was the stand out performer for India in the previous series and will have to play a big role this time as well. Coming to Indian pace contingent, India is on par with Australia with Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadav as one of the best bowlers going around in this format. Ravichandran Ashwin can also be very handy on this Adelaide wicket. 

Overall, both teams look very strong and it’s all set for an enthralling encounter but we think the absence of David Warner has slightly tilted the balance in favour of India.

AUS vs IND Live Streaming

India tour Australia can be watched live on Sony SIX, Sony TEN 1 and Sony TEN 3 in India. National broadcaster Doordarshan will also telecast the ODI and T-20 series from the tour.

Live Streaming  - You can enjoy this enthralling series on SonyLiv app along with Airtel Stream and Jio TV platform

AUS vs IND Toss Prediction

Toss will be very crucial and captains have a tough decision to make. Adelaide is generally a bat first wicket but in a Day Night Test, it’s a different story. 

Weather Report

There will be plenty of cloud cover with some rain prediction during the course of 5 days. The temperature is expected to hover around 18 degrees

Pitch Report

The surface at Adelaide is traditionally a batting friendly wicket but under lights it’s not going to be easy to bat, especially on Day 1

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Australia vs India 1st Test

Australia vs India

Australia Team News & Playing 11

AUS Team News

David Warner’s injury is a big blow to Australia. Matthew Wade is expected to open along with Joe Burns. Also Justin Langer has made it clear that Cameron Green will be the part of the playing XI if he passes the fitness Test. 

AUS Key Players

  • Steve Smith - Smith averages over 80 against India in Test and with no Warner he’ll be more determined to bat well. His form will determine Australia’s fate in the series.
  • Marnus Labuschagne - Marnus Labuschagne has been  exceptional in Tests. He’s been very consistent and holds a important place in this Australian batting order. He is expected to come good as well.
  • Josh Hazelwood - Josh Hazlewood’s ability to move the ball makes him a big weapon for Tim Paine. Under lights, with a pink ball, he can be deadly.

AUS Team Form 

Australia won the ODI series against India but suffered a humiliating loss in T-20 series. 

Australia Predicted Playing 11

Matthew Wade, Joe Burns, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Tim Paine(C/WK), Cameron Green, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood

India Team News & Playing 11

IND Team News

India have already announced their playing XI and it’s very surprising to see Prithvi Shaw getting a nod ahead of Shubhman Gill and KL Rahul. Also, they’ve opted for Wriddhiman Saha instead of Rishabh Pant which is understandable as the ball will wobble under lights and Saha is a better wicket keeper any day. Ravichandran Ashwin will be the only spinner in the team. 

IND Key Players

  • Virat Kohli - Virat Kohli has been in terrific touch on this tour. He’s a very good record against Australia in Australia and can be expected to play a big knock. 
  • Chetshwar Pujara - He’ll be a key wicket. He’s technically very sound and against a moving ball, he’ll be very crucial for India.
  • Mohammed Shami - Mohammed Shami in Test is a lethal bowler. As we saw in the warm up games, he won’t be easy to play. He can move the ball at pace and will pose a stern challenge to the Australian batting.

IND Team Form 

India is fresh from a T-20 series victory over Australia. In Tests, they lost their last series to New Zealand.

India Predicted Playing 11

Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari,Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav

Australia vs India Team Form in Last Five Matches



AUS vs IND Head to Head

Australia have been dominating India in tests

AUS vs IND Head to Head Stats in Tests

Matches Played AUS Won IND Won Tie Draw
98 42 28 1 27

Australia vs India Betting Odds

Australia Bet365 Odds

  • AUS to win the match:  Australia are 1.72 to win with Bet365
  • AUS top batsman: Steven Smith at 3.10 is the best Australia batsman followed by Marnus Labuschagne Joe Burns and Marcus Harris at 4.33, 6.5 and 6.5
  • AUS top team bowler: Pat Cummins at 3.40 and Josh Hazlewood at 3.60 are their top bowlers. You can also place your bet on Mitchell Starc at 4.0, James Pattinson at 4.5 and Nathan Lyon at 5.50

India Bet365 Odds

  • IND to win the match: India are 2.90 to win with Bet 365
  • IND top team batsman: Virat Kohli at 3.30, Cheteshwar Pujara at 4.33, Mayank Agarwal at 5.5 and Shubhman Gill at 6.0 are their top batsmen
  • IND top team bowler : At 3.0, Jasprit Bumrah can be backed as the best Indian bowler along Mohammed Shami at 3.5, Umesh Yadav at 4.5 and Mohammed Siraj at 5.0.  

Australia Betway Odds

  • AUS to win the match: Australia are 1.66 to win with Betway
  • AUS top team batsman : Steve Smith at 2.87, Marnus Labuschagne at 4.25 are their best bowlers. Other players you can place your bet on Joe Burns, Marcus Harris and Matthew Wade at 6.5 each.
  • AUS top team bowler: Pat Cummins at 2.80 can be backed as the best Australian bowler, followed by Mitchell Starc at 3.0, Josh Hazelwood at 3.5 and Nathan Lyon at 3.50

India Betway Odds

  • IND to win the match: India are 2.80 to win with Betway
  • IND top team batsman: Virat Kohli at 3.25 is the top Indian batsmen. Cheteshwar Pujara at 4.75, Mayank Agarwal at 5.0, Prithvi Saw at 6.0 are other batsmen you can place your bet on
  • IND top team bowler: Jasprit Bumrah and Ravi Ashwin at 3.0 are their best bowlers while Umesh Yadav at 3.25, Jasprit Bumrah at 3.6 and Mohammed Siraj at 5.50 are their next best picks.

Australia vs India Prediction

Looking at the teams, both are on par with each other. The absence of David Warner is going to hurt Australia. If India can get Smith early, they’ll be in with a great chance. 

Final Verdict

India to beat Australia at 2.90 at Bet365 and 2.80 at Betway.

AUS vs IND Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket-keeper

    Matthew Wade at 8.5 is a good pick. Both, Wade was in fine form in the recently concluded white ball series and is expected to carry on their good run. 

  • Batsmen

    Virat Kohli at 10.5, Steve Smith at 10.5 , Marnus Labuschagne at 9.0 and Mayank Agarwal at 8.5 will form a strong batting order. Virat Kohli and Steve Smith are the two best batsmen of this generation and you’ll have to take them in your team. Marnus Labuschagne has been exceptional in Test and same can be said about Mayank Agarwal.

  • All-rounders

    Hanuma Vihari at 8.5 is the only all rounder in our team. He scored a magnificent hundred in the warm up game and is in good form. He played well in New Zealand as well.

  • Bowlers

    Jasprit Bumrah, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood at 9.0 and Mohammed Shami at 8.5 will form a lethal pace quadruplet. All of them have been scintillating in Tests and will enjoy bowling with this pink ball.

  • Captain/Vice-captain

    Steve Smith is our preferred choice for captain while Virat Kohli can be backed as his deputy.

AUS vs IND Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Virat Kohli(VC), Steve Smith(c), Mayank Agarwal, Marnus Labuschagne

  • All Rounder:Hanuma Vihari

  • Wicket Keeper:Matthew Wade

  • Bowler:Jasprit Bumrah, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Shami

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