The wait for the much-anticipated ODI series between Australia and India is over as the first ODI will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday. Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, India looking for a refreshed squad, especially in the absence of Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant. Nevertheless, the Men in Blue have a strong roster, with Hardik Pandya’s return adding much-needed strength to the lower-middle order.
The likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami will be playing a crucial role in deciding the fortunes of India, who will be looking to kickstart the long tour with a win in Sydney. Their opponents aren’t pushovers by any means. Along with home conditions playing into their hands, Australia, who won their previous series against England earlier in the year, looking to be a balanced squad.
The emergence of Marcus Stoinis as a finisher has added much-needed balance to a team that boasts of a lot of firepower at the top of the order. Although both teams look evenly matched on paper, you might fancy Australia given the balance in their team. Nevertheless, we should be in for a cracking start to the 3-match ODI series in Sydney.
Let us take you all to the Probable Fantasy XI you can create with the following tips:-
KL Rahul seems to be a better pick as he has been known for making a strong comeback and he will be much more effective on pitches in Australia. However, for Australia, Alex Carey will be keeping the wickets as he is known for playing match-winning knocks, but in order to maintain the balance of the Fantasy XI, Rahul seems the better pick.
Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, David Warner, and Steve Smith have always been the prime contenders for fantasy cricket. Even, Aaron Finch also is added in fantasy cricket and that will depend on the balance of the squad. Apart from them, there are some useful batsmen in the line-ups as well, like Mayank Agarwal, and Marnus Labuschagne.
There are some really reliable all-rounders in both the teams but citing the pitch in Sydney, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, and Marcus Stoinis seems to be the perfect fit. Apart from them, the good all-rounder for IPL fantasy cricket is Glenn Maxwell.
Both the teams don’t have decent bowling line-ups but they don’t have practiced a lot. Bowlers like Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Shami become the obvious choices for the IPL Fantasy XI on the sticky track of Abu Dhabi. Apart from them, some crucial bowlers can be like, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, and Sean Abbott.
Fantasy Suggestion #1
KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan (vc), Shreyas Iyer, Aaron Finch (c), Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Ravindra Jadeja, Adam Zampa, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell Starc, and Mohd Shami
Fantasy Suggestion #2
KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan (vc), Virat Kohli, David Warner, Steve Smith (c), Marcus Stoinis, Ravindra Jadeja, Adam Zampa, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell Starc, and Navdeep Saini