Australia v India First One Day International Preview


India’s tour of Australia concludes with a three match One Day International series and the first contest takes place in Sydney on Saturday.

India come into this series on the back of a 2-1 victory in the test matches whilst earlier in the tour the teams shared the T20’s 1-1 with no result possible in 1 of the matches.

With the World Cup coming up Australia will be desperate to find some form in the 50 over format. They lost a home series 2-1 to South Africa in November and prior to that they were whitewashed 5-0 in England. Overall in 2018 they lost and 11 and won just 2 of 13 ODI’s.

Australia Squad: Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis,  Alex Carey, Jhye Richardson, Billy Stanlake, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Ashton Turner

India’s form is far more solid. They were 3-1 winners at home to WIndies in October / November with 1 match tied. They won the Asia Cup just prior to that but they were beaten 2-1 in England in June.  India had started 2018 with a 5-1 series win in South Africa.

India Squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj

Recent Head to Head

Overall the teams have met 128 times in this format with Australia winning 73, India 54 and there have been 10 no results.

As host country 48 meetings have produced 35 wins for Australia, 11 for India and 2 no results.

The most recent head to heads came in September / October 2017 when India won a home series 4-1.

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Match Result

Australia 13/10

India 13/20

Note:  Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change

Suggested Bet: Most Sixes Australia at 12/10

India would have to be the form choice and they have plenty of options in a strong squad. However Australia have plenty of hitting power in their line up and a chance is taken on the home team to hit the most 6’s regardless of who wins the match.