ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 kick-started on 05th October with the match of last season’s finalists New Zealand and England. There will be an important match tomorrow, ie: 08th October where the hosts India will take on 5 times champions Australia in Chennai. Both of them are favourites to win the ICC World Cup 2023.
This match is very important for both sides as they will want to start their campaign with a win. They played a 3-match ODI series last month just before this tournament where India won the series by 2-1 which gives the Indian side an upper hand in this encounter.
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India will take on Australia in their first match of ICC World Cup 2023 where they will try to start their tournament with a win. However, they will miss the services of their opener Shubman Gill who tested positive for Dengue a few days back. According to reports, he has a high fever and will not be available for the first match against Australia.
In his absence, Ishan Kishan is likely to open for the side with captain Rohit Sharma. Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer will be batting in the middle order as they experienced and this trio can help India in building huge totals. All of them looked in solid form in the last series against Australia as well.
Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja will be the 2 finishers and all-rounders for the team in this match while India is planning to play with 3 spinners in this match which gives a hint that both Ravi Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav will be playing together. Mohammad Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah will be the 2 pacers for India in this match.
India’s probable playing XI against Australia :
Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj.