India, rolling back their sleeves, is all set to host Australia in the coming fixtures that include two T20Is and 5 ODIs from 24th February to 13 March. The opening match will be played in Visakhapatnam. With the game being held at home, Virat and Co. will be looking to treat their fans with a world-class performance. India is known for its fearless performance that helped them pull off an unbeaten run in their last seven home matches.
This time around it will be either Dinesh Karthik or KL Rahul will make it in the playing XI. India is currently in its best form right from their bowling line-up to magical wicket-keeper Dhoni to stern batsmen line-up.
Probable Line-ups: Virat (c), Rohit Sharma (VC), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (WK), Krunal Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Sidharth Kaul and Mayank Markande.
Key Players: Krunal Pandya, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma.
Recent Form: L W L W L.
While Australia after getting beaten up by India is currently looking for redemption and win on away grounds. Indeed the reason is purely due to the absence of Steve Smith and David Warner leading to a broken batting line-up. With the limited resources in the line-up, Australia will have to struggle to make the most of India’s quality attacks.
Australia’s downfall will a thing to worry prior to the World Cup. The team currently relies on Steve Smith and David Warner and this has cost them quite a few losses.
Probable Line-ups: Aaron Finch(c), Alex Carey, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, D’Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Peter Handscomb, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Ashton Turner, and Adam Zampa.
Key Players: Aaron Finch, Cummins, Marcus Stoinis.
Recent Form: L W L L L.
Time: 07:00 PM IST
Place: Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam.
INDIA with their current form and line-up have a strong chance to win this one with a huge margin.