Fantasy Cricket: Australia v India ODI I Preview


India’s upcoming tour of Australia will kick off with a 3-match ODI series on November 27. Sydney Cricket Ground will host the first fixture of the series.

The visitors will resume international cricket after a long gap. The hosts had some experience of the same just before the Indian Premier League when they toured England.

Australia Preview

With Finch and David Warner opening the batting, Australia have a settled line-up. Steve Smith and Marcus Labuschagne form a solid pair followed by Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, and Alex Carey. Stonis’ current form could be an asset to your fantasy side too. The bowling department will be led by Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, and Josh Hazlewood. Adam Zampa will be the lone spinner but a great pick as an underdog.

Australia played their last ODI series against England which they won 2-1. But against India, the last few results have been heartbreaking. The hosts would like to start on a positive note with a win. Stuffing your side with their bowlers can be beneficial.

India Preview

Rohit Sharma is a big absentee from the Indian side. Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan are likely to be their openers in his absence. The middle-order has got great fantasy picks like Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, and KL Rahul. Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah will form the core of the Indian bowling line-up. Shardul Thakur or Navdeep Saini will be contesting for the third pacer’s slot.

In their last 50-overs assignment, India lost 3-0 in New Zealand earlier this year, just after beating Australia at home (2-1). Moreover, During India’s last tour of Australia, the visitors clinched the ODI series 2-1.

Fantasy Players to Watch

KL Rahul is set to play a double role for India. That means extra chance for fantasy points for your side!

David Warner loves playing at home and should be itching to get going. His quick starts at the top can fetch good fantasy points for your team.

Jasprit Bumrah was the second-highest wicket-taker in the IPL with 27 wickets in 15 matches and can be an excellent pick.

Predicted XIs

Australia: 1 David Warner 2 Aaron Finch (C) 3 Steve Smith 4 Marnus Labuschagne 5 Marcus Stoinis 6 Glenn Maxwell 7 Alex Carey (WK) 8 Pat Cummins 9 Mitchell Starc 10 Josh Hazlewood 11 Adam Zampa

India: 1 Mayank Agarwal 2 Shikhar Dhawan 3 Virat Kohli (C) 4 Shreyas Iyer (C) 5 KL Rahul (WK) 6 Hardik Pandya 7 Ravindra Jadeja 8 Shardul Thakur 9 Yuzvendra Chahal 10 Mohammed SHami 11 Jasprit Bumrah

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