Australia kicks off their ODI World Cup campaign against the hosts; India. It's sure to be a tough assignment, but the two teams only just played each other a couple of weeks ago, so they will have some experience. Australia is one of the favourites to win the World Cup (and so is India – obviously). A win to kick off their campaign would be the perfect start for the Aussies.
The crowd will not be on their side, but there are many players in the squad who are in a rich vein of form. Who will stand up for the Aussies and lead them to victory in the first game? We can't wait to find out, that's for sure!
Our cricket experts here at Dabble preview all the important details of this match and provide their best cricket tips:
Will be a massive crowd for this match. Australia won in Chennai in March in a low scoring game. More runs tonight but backing Aussie in against the tournament hosts. With two of the heavyweights doing battle in their first game of the World Cup, a win here will really set up the Aussies.
Top Australian Run Scorer
Bowlers have been bowling in the “Bison Boulevard of Boundaries” to Mitch Marsh in the last couple of years. Quicker on his feet and has maintained his awesome power. Big World Cup for the Bison. Think he will be able to lead Australia to victory with the bat.
Top Indian Run Scorer
Shubman Gill is unfortunately in doubt for match so I'm going to the man who has scored an amazing 47 ODI tons. Has the best cover drive in world cricket. Yep, you guessed it – Kohli to score heavily here. It will be a sight to watch.
Top Australian Wicket Taker
No surprises here, I like the spinners in Chennai where the pitch can be a bit slow and turn. Zamps took 4 wickets against India last time. He will be coming into this clash with a lot of confidence, and he knows he will have a major impact with the ball.
Top Indian Wicket Taker
In spinning conditions in India, Ravindra Jadeja is a true wizard. Almost bowling quick cutters into the pitch and also changing his pace cleverly. The Australian batters will certainly need to keep a close eye on the ball when Jadeja is bowling.
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