India vs Australia 2019, 1st ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

India vs Australia 2019, 1st ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Shaun Marsh has hamstring issue and won’t play the first ODI.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Australia found themselves in trouble in both their T20 Internationals against Virat Kohli’s India. However, the team, captained by Aaron Finch, didn’t throw in the towel and got themselves out of trouble to win the series 2-0. In both instances, their batsmen held their nerve and helped the Aussies track down targets after the visitors lost wickets in clumps.

India on the other end, now couldn’t win in three consecutive T20I series’. The focus now shifts to the five-match ODI series and the first game will be played tomorrow at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. India are the in-form team in the 50-overs format and beating them in their own backyard won’t be a walk in the park for the Men in Yellow.

Match Details:

The first game of the 5-match ODI series between India and Australia will be hosted by the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad.

The match starts at 1:30 PM local time (IST) (8:00 PM GMT).

The game will be live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 Hindi HD in India. (Live streaming in Hotstar).

Last five completed ODI matches:

India: W, L, W, W, W.

Australia: L, L, W, L, W.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Totals of 270+ in all seven matches including three 325+ scores in Vijay Hazare Trophy (February 2018)

Average 1st innings score: 312 (Seven List A matches since 2018)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 6

Probable Playing XI:


Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant/MS Dhoni (WK), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.

Bench: KL Rahul, Siddarth Kaul, Ravindra Jadeja.

Pant could play as wicket-keeper if Dhoni is not fit.


Aaron Finch (C), Alex Carey (WK), Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner/Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa.

Bench: Shaun Marsh, D’Arcy Short, Nathan Lyon, Andrew Tye.

Ashton Turner could make his ODI debut if Australia can fill the 5th bowler with Stoinis and Maxwell.

Team News:

MS Dhoni was hit on forearm on the eve of the match.

Shaun Marsh has hamstring issue and won’t play the first ODI.

D’Arcy Short, who was cover for Marsh in the ODI squad, will return to Australia as Shaun landed in India on Friday morning.

Power Picks:

Rohit Sharma in ODIs against Australia:

1778 runs in 31 matches at an average of 65.85 with seven 100s and five 50s. He also hit 66 sixes in those 31 innings.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options- Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Jasprit Bumrah

Vice-captain Options- Shikhar Dhawan, Usman Khawaja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal

Alternatives – Mohammed Shami, Alex Carey

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Peter Handscomb

Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Usman Khawaja

All-Rounders – Kedar Jadhav, Marcus Stoinis (VC), Glenn Maxwell

Bowlers – Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Jason Behrendroff, Adam Zampa

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Alex Carey

Batsmen – Rohit Sharma (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Usman Khawaja

All-Rounders – Vijay Shankar, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell (VC)

Bowlers – Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jhye Richardson

Expert Advice:

Among the batsmen, Rohit and Kohli are a must due to their record against Australia. Khawaja has done well in ODIs recently and can be picked. Finch is expected to struggle once again. Dhawan can be picked depending upon the pitch report and toss result.

Probable Winners:

India are most likely to come out trumps.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

Get the latest Cricket News and updates from the India vs Australia seriesMatch PredictionsFantasy Cricket Tips and lots more on