INDIA vs Australia Match Prediction IND VS AUS – Cricket World Cup

The fifth match of the ICC World Cup 2023 is indeed between India vs Australia. It’s going to be a highly anticipated clash between the two best teams. Both teams have a strong history in the World Cup, and this match is expected to be a thrilling encounter.

Australia is the best team in the ICC World Cup with five trophies, whereas India is the second-best team after Australia. India also has a good record in the World Cup having 2 trophies and consistently entered in every World Cup as a favourite. Cricket fans all over the world are eagerly waiting for this exciting showdown. If we talk about World Cup clash Australia is ahead of India by 8-4.

Both India and Australia have a great chance to start the tournament with a win. They are both balanced teams with talented players who can make a big impact on the game. They both come as Favourites in the World Cup.It’s exciting to see which team will step up and achieve the victory. In our previous article, we discussed the predictions for the thrilling SA vs SL encounter. Now moving ahead in this article, we will make match predictions for India vs Australia.  Also check out the top 5 key players too look out for ahead of India vs Australia encounter. 

India vs Australia Match Details

Date 8 October
Time 2:00 pm IST

8:30 am GMT

Venue MA Chidambaram Stadium

Squad of both teams for the World Cup

India:  Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.

Australia: Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.

Predicted Playing XI

Rohit Sharma (C) David Warner
Ishan Kishan Mitchell Marsh
Virat Kohli Steve Smith
Shreyas Iyer Marnus Labuschange
Kl Rahul Glenn Maxwell
Hardik Pandya Alex Carey
Ravindra Jadeja Cameron Green
Ravichandran Ashwin Pat Cummins(C)
Kuldeep Yadav Adam Zampa
Mohammed Siraj Josh Hazlewood
Jasprit Bumrah Mitchell Starc

Toss Prediction

INDIA vs Australia Match Prediction IND VS AUS Cricket World Cup
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The average score batting first at Chepauk is around 240 to 250, but in the last five ODIs played at the venue, the average first innings goes around 285, and if the batting first team scores around 290. Then it’s gonna be a good score.

Interestingly, 14 out of the 23 ODIs played have been won by the side batting first. This suggests that winning the toss and choosing to bat first can be profitable. Moreover, in the hot and humid conditions at Chepauk, the team winning the toss is likely to opt for batting first and attempt to put on a big score. It’s going to be an exciting thriller match. 

Match Prediction: Who will win the match?

INDIA vs Australia Match Prediction IND VS AUS - Cricket World Cup
India vs Australia (Image Courtesy of Jagran Josh)

India does have the advantage of playing at home, and the Chepauk pitch is known to favor spinners. With India potentially playing with 3 spinners and Australia having only 2 spinners, it could work in India’s favor. India’s recent victories in the home ODI series against Australia and the Asia Cup have boosted their confidence.

However, we can’t ignore the fact that Australia always brings their A-game in big tournaments and important matches. They also have a good record against India in World Cups. So, while the possibilities lean towards India winning, cricket is an unpredictable game, and anything can happen. It’s going to be a tough and exciting match for sure.

Predicted Combined Playing XI

  • Wicket Keeper – Lokesh Rahul
  • Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, David Warner, Virat Kohli (c), Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith
  • All-rounders –  Glenn Maxwell (vc), Hardik Pandya
  • Bowlers – Mitchell Starc, Mohammad Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav
  • Backups- Ravichandran Ashwin,  Labuschange

Conclusion

This match between India and Australia is going to be a thrilling and closely contested battle. India has the advantage of playing at home and the Chepauk pitch favors spinners and Australia’s ability to perform well in big tournaments. Both teams have their strengths and it’s hard to predict the outcome.

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