India (IND) and Australia (AUS) will face each other in the fifth match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World 2023 on October 8. The clash will be contested at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
The Rohit Sharma-led side are highly motivated heading into the World Cup. The Men in Blue (India) defeated the Kangaroos 2-1 in a three-match series after clinching the Asia Cup title for the record eighth time. Meanwhile, both their warm-up matches were washed out due to rain.
Australia, on the other side, won their second warm-up game against Pakistan. Meanwhile, their match against the Netherlands was called off in the middle due to rain interruption. Before losing to India, The Pat Cummins-led side fell short in the five-match series against South Africa.
MA Chidambaram Stadium Pitch Report:
The MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai benefits spinners as the wicket gets slower with time. In 31 ODI games played at the stadium, the team batting first and second have won 15 games each while one game has ended in a tie.
Weather Report Of Chennai
The weather of Chennai is forecasted to be Partly Cloudy and it will remain the same throughout the day.
There is 13% chance of rain. The temperature is expected to be 32-Degree Celsius and the humidity to be 74%.
India vs Australia head-to-head record:
Total number of matches between India and Australia: 149
Number of matches India won: 56
Number of matches India won: 83
No Result: 10
IND vs AUS Probable Playing XI
Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc.
Probable Best Performers:
Probable Best Batter:
Virat Kohli (India):
The former India captain is in fine form and is expected to replicate his recent performances in the side’s first match in the ICC mega event. He was magnificent for India in the continental championship, with his best performance coming against Pakistan in which he scored a 122* and produced an unbeaten 233-run partnership with KL Rahul.
Probable Best Bowler:
Mohammed Siraj (India):
Mohammed Siraj could be India’s best bowler in the upcoming match. The right-armer was crucial for India in the Asia Cup 2023 final against Sri Lanka, finishing with a career-best 6/21. After missing the first two ODIs against Australia in the recent series, he played the third ODI and picked one wicket.
India vs Australia ICC World Cup 2023 match prediction: Although Australian cricket team has dominated India in the past, the dynamics of decades old India-Australia cricket rivalry in the past few years has altered significantly. The generational transition saw India becoming a much stronger side with world-class players. As we speak of upcoming India vs Australia ODI World Cup match in Chennai, the hosts are clear favorites to win Sunday’s blockbuster game.