India vs Australia World Cup 2019 Match Preview – A mouth-watering contest between the arch-rivals India and Australia is lined-up for today in World Cup 2019.
Both the teams have won their respective previous game of the tournament and are in a very good position to qualify for the further rounds of the tournament.
Looking at the recent clashes of both the teams in ODIs, the Australian team has managed to defeat the “Men in Blue” in a 5-matches bilateral series that was played in India.
Also, none of us can forget how Australia defeated the defending champions in 2015 World Cup’s Semi-Finals and won the title for the 5th time.
Now, it’ll be interesting to see, how the Indian team avenge their defeats from Australia to boost up their confidence and continue their winning streak in this mega-tournament.
Here are the match preview, Dream 11 fantasy league teams, pitch report, weather conditions, our power picks, and all the details of today’s match.
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The 14th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 of India vs Australia will be hosted by the Kennington Oval, London.
This encounter between both the teams will start at 10:30 PM local time today (03:00 pm IST).
In India, the official broadcasting channel for live telecasting of World Cup 2019 matches is Star Sports.
You can also watch the online Live Streaming of today’s game of IND vs AUS on Hotstar.
The pitch of Kennington Oval is one of the flattest pitches in England. It has always been a high scoring wicket that allows batsmen to hit big shots without having much trouble.
However, Bangladesh almost defended the total of 244 runs against the Kiwis on this ground.
It is expected that the team winning toss will bat first and look to defend the target today.
Average 1st Innings total at Kennington Oval, London (last 7 ODI games): 298
Records of the chasing teams at this venue: Won – 1, Lost – 2
The temperature today at Kennington Oval during the match will hover around 15-18 degrees. There are 2-5% chances of rain as well in Oval. However, it is expected to not affect the match.
Possible Playing 11:
Here are possible playing 11 of India (IND) and Australia (AUS) for tonight’s match.
Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
IND’s Bench Strength – Dinesh Karthik, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Vijay Shankar
David Warner, Aaron Finch (C), Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (WK), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa
AUS’s Bench Strength – Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Kane Richardson, Jason Behrendorff
Shikhar Dhawan was reported injured during the practice session a couple of days ago. However, he is declared fit and will open for India in today’s game as well.
Fantasy Cricket League Tips
Win Small and Grand leagues of fantasy cricket leagues like Dream11 by following our tips and match predictions. Here are our suggested options for Captain and Vice-captain choices for today’s match of India vs Australia.
Captain Choices: Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Steve Smith
Vice Captain Choices: MS Dhoni, Aaron Finch, Pat Cummins
Crickclassics’ Dream 11 Teams
At Crickclassics, our cricket experts carry out an in-depth analysis of each and every game of the ICC World Cup to make the best and winning teams for the fantasy cricket leagues such as; Dream11, Hala Play, My Team 11, Mobile Premier League, 11 Wickets, etc.
Here are our teams for small and grand leagues of Dream 11 for today’s match of India vs Australia.
Small League/Head To Head Team
Wicket Keeper – Alex Carey, MS Dhoni
Batsman – Steve Smith (C), Rohit Sharma, Usman Khawaja, Virat Kohli (VC)
All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell, Hardik Pandya
Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jasprit Bumrah
Grand/Mega League Team
Wicket Keeper – MS Dhoni
Batsman – David Warner, Rohit Sharma, Aaron Finch (VC), Shikhar Dhawan (C)
All-Rounders – Kedar Jadhav, Marcus Stoinis, Hardik Pandya
Bowlers – Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Power Pick Player
Our power pick for today’s match between India and Australia is Usman Khawaja.
In his last 8 matches against India in ODIs, Khawaja has scored 498 runs at an average of 63.18, making him a must-have player in small leagues.
All-rounders like Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, and Nathan Coulter Nile could play a major role in today’s game. Thus, it’ll be wise to pick all-rounders from both the teams in your fantasy league teams.
Our Match Prediction:
Both the teams are in extremely good form and therefore, it is really very tough to predict today’s winner. However, looking at the pitch’s conditions, we predict the team batting first to win this encounter today.
Our fantasy cricket league teams for yesterday’s game between South Africa vs India performed extremely well, and we hope you win small & grand leagues of fantasy cricket games with our today’s teams, match predictions, match previews, detailed analysis of the match, and fantasy cricket tips as well.
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*Disclaimer: These teams are based on the analysis, instinct, and understanding of the author. Make your own decision and consider the points mentioned while selecting your team.