IND vs AUS: In the ICC World Cup 2023, the Indian team will play its first match against Australia (IND vs AUS) on Sunday. This match between the two teams will be played at the M Chidambaram Cricket Stadium in Chennai. Rohit's platoon will be eyeing to start the tournament with a win. At the same time, the Australia team would also like to start the World Cup 2023 with a bang.
The Indian cricket team will start its campaign in the World Cup on Sunday, October 8. It will face five-time champion Australia at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. This will also be Australia's first match in the 13th edition of the World Cup. Rohit Sharma and Pat Cummins will captain for the first time in the biggest tournament of ODI cricket. Both the teams will be eyeing to start with a win.
This will be the fourth ODI match between the two teams in Chennai. Australia has had the upper hand in the three matches played so far. It has won two matches and India has got success in one match. This is the second match of the World Cup between India and Australia in Chennai. Earlier in 1987, both the teams had faced each other face to face. Then the Australian team won the match by one run.
India (IND) Possible Playing 11: 1.Rohit Sharma, 2. Ishan Kishan(WK), 3. Virat Kohli, 4. Shreyas Iyer, 5. Lokesh Rahul(WK), 6. Hardik Pandya, 7. Ravichandran Ashwin, 8. Ravindra Jadeja, 9. Kuldeep Yadav, 10. Jasprit Bumrah, 11. Mohammed Siraj
Australia (AUS) Possible Playing 11: 1.David Warner, 2. Mitchell Marsh, 3. Steven Smith, 4. Marnus Labuschagne, 5. Glenn Maxwell, 6. Alex Carey(WK), 7. Cameron Green, 8. Pat Cummins(C), 9. Mitchell Starc, 10. Adam Zampa, 11. Josh Hazlewood.
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MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai The pitch of the stadium has appeared favorable for batsmen and spin bowlers. According to the data of last 5 matches, fast bowlers have taken 39 out of 81 wickets and spin bowlers have taken 42 wickets. The average score on this pitch has been 237 runs. Batting in the first innings has seemed a little easier, here 80% of the matches have been won by batting first. Batting looked a bit difficult in the second innings. That is why 20 percent of the matches here have been won while chasing the target.
The weather of Chennai can spoil this match. There was heavy rain in Chennai on Saturday evening, due to which the ground was kept covered. In such a situation, there is a possibility of its interference on Sunday also. However, initial predictions suggest that the weather will be clear and the match will be held without any problem. Obviously, thousands of fans present on the field and millions of viewers watching on TV will hope that the situation remains the same.
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