India and Australia will begin the World Cup campaign on Sunday (Image Credit:- Twitter)
India and Australia looks for the wining start in ICC ODI Cricket World Cup when they face each other on Sunday (September 8th). India recently beat Australia 2-1 in 3 match bilateral ODI series. Australia won the ODI World Cup 5 times and India 2 times in the past.
Indian opener Shubman Gill may miss the opening match due to illness and left hand wicket keeper batter Ishan Kishan will open with Rohit if Gill not recovered in time. Australia on the other hand will miss Travis Head due to injury.
Gill may miss the match against Australia due to illness (Image Credit:- Twitter)
Most probably India will go with 3 spinners in spin friendly Chennai wicket. Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are handy with the bat. Kuldeep Yadhav can also give useful contribution with the bat. Jasprit Bumrah , Mohammed Siraj and All rounder Hardik Pandya will lead the Indian pace attack.
Australia have one of the best pace bowling attack in the world. Mitchell Starc , Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood is threat to any batting line up. So the contest is going to be between strong Indian batting line up vs Australian pace attack.
Chennai pitch is expected to help spinners and there is a chance of slight drizzle during the match.
India Probable XI:- Rohit Sharma(c) , Ishan Kishan , Virat Kohli , Shreyas Iyer , K.L.Rahul (wk) , Hardik Pandy , Ravindra Jadeja , Ravichandran Ashwin , Kuldeep Yadhav , Jasprit Bumrah , Mohammed Siraj.
Australia Probable XI:- David Warner , Mitchell Marsh , Steve Smith , MArnus Labuschagne , Glenn Maxwell , Cameroon Green , Alex Carey (wk) , Pat Cummins , Mitchell Starc , Adam Zampa , Josh Hazlewood.
Match will begin at 02:00 PM (IST).