We can’t keep calm because it’s India vs. Australia match. The buzz is as high as it was in the ODI. The team India is making their opening in the ICC World Cup 2023 through this match. Like all the cricket fanatics we are also becoming crazy for this match and making predictions about the winning team. Before heading for the prediction on this match, let us remind you, not to forget to stay tuned with sprintersgames.in for all the sports updates.

Venue:

The match will be held at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Date & time:

The match will be held on 8th October, Sunday at 2:00 PM.

Streaming partner:

The match will be broadcast live on the Star Sports Network in India and for online streaming you need to be on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website

Weather report:

According to weather officials, the weather is expected to be sunny with mild humidity. The temperature will be around 27° C to 31°C which makes it ideal for a match.

Pitch report:

MA Chidambaram Stadium is known for its sporting pitch. This pitch is favourable for both batters & bowlers. By nature, the pitch is dry and provides grip for spinners. However, as the match progresses the pitch tends to slow down a bit and this makes stroke playing a bit difficult in the second innings. Due to this the strike rate also drops marginally in the second innings to 129.4 from 136.3. So, if India wins the toss, they should choose the batting first.

It is important to mention that this stadium is the home ground of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) IPL franchise and one of the most famous venues in all of cricket. It was opened in 1916 and since then it has been in continuous use. This Stadium has a capacity of almost 50,000 people.

India squad:

Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishan Kishan, Surya Kumar Yadav.

Australia squad:

Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc

About the team India:

Team India is high on confidence as they have defeated Australia in the ODI series by 2-1. After this win the team India earned the 1st position in the World ODI ranking as well. They have recently won the Asia Cup as well. Most of the players are fit and performing pretty well. However, the sudden illness of Shubman Gill has impacted the team as a whole.

About the team Australia:

The team Australia has played in several times, so, they are pretty habituated with the weather & pitch. At the same time, the recent ODI has helped them to study the Indian players pretty well. Australia skipper Pat Cummins has shared that they have made a “plan” to tackle the Indian players and they will focus on spin more.

Our thoughts:

Team India is in good condition right now. If they win the toss and opt for batting first, the team has a significant chance of winning this match.

Final words:

As Indian cricket fans we want to see the team lifting the cup. They last lifted the cup in 2011 and we want to own the cup again. We praying & wishing the best for the team India. Keep shouting for team India & stay tuned with sprintersgames.in to get all the updates on time.