Ind vs Aus: Pitch Report, Weather Forecast And Possible Playing XI Of Both Teams

Cricket enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the showdown between India and Australia as Mohali gears up to host the first ODI of the series on September 22. Look at the schedule for the upcoming ODI series to set the stage. The first match kicks off on September 22 at 1.30 pm IST, followed by the second and third ODIs on September 24 (Sunday) and September 27 (Wednesday).

Unfortunately, last-minute injuries have dealt blows to both teams. Australia’s star players Mitchell Starc and Steve Smith will miss the series. Smith was recovering from a left wrist tendon injury, while Starc was ruled out due to groin soreness. However, Australia boasts a full-strength squad for the series.

Without Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, KL Rahul will lead the Indian team in the first two games. Additionally, Kuldeep Yadav will rest for the first two matches. Ravichandran Ashwin returns to the side to fill in for Axar Patel, who is recovering from an injury. Washington Sundar retains his place in the team after a strong performance in the Asia Cup 2023.

Australia enters this series fresh from a 3-2 loss in the ODI series against South Africa. They won the first two games but faced defeat in the subsequent three, ultimately losing the series. Notably, they won the last ODI series against India earlier this year with a 2-1 scoreline.

Conversely, India is riding high on their recent victory in the Asia Cup 2023. This triumph marked India’s eighth Asia Cup title and the second under the leadership of Rohit Sharma. The anticipation builds as both teams prepare to face off again in the ICC World Cup 2023 on October 8.

A glance at the head-to-head statistics reveals the competitive history between India and Australia. Of the 146 ODIs played, Australia has won 82, while India has claimed victory in 54 matches. In matches held in India, the Aussies have won 32 out of 67 games, while Team India secured 30 wins. Five matches ended without a result, adding an element of unpredictability to this rivalry.

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Weather conditions can play a significant role in cricket matches. The first ODI in Mohali is scheduled to start at 1.30 pm IST, with daytime temperatures expected to reach around 32 degrees Celsius. The evening will drop to 24 degrees Celsius, with late-night thunderstorms in the forecast. However, there is no immediate rain threat during the evening play.

Mohali has been a witness to many thrilling encounters. Of the 26 ODIs hosted here, 15 have been won by the team batting first, while 11 favored the chasing side. In Mohali, India has faced Australia in five ODIs, with Australia emerging victorious in four matches, making it an intriguing venue for this clash.

Probable11 of Australia:- D Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, M Labuschagne, C Green, Alex Carey, M Stoinis, P Cummins, Sean Abbott, A Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

Probable11 of the India:- Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer(subject to his fitness)/ Tilak Verma, Surya Kumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, R Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Md Siraj

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