1st Test Match of India and Australia(Ind vs Aus) 4-match test series will be played from 09th February 2023 to 13th February 2023 at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur. Match will start at 09:30AM IST.
Total of 102 test matches have been played both sides, 30 matches have been won by India whereas 43 test matches have won by Australia. In India, Australia have got only 1 test win in last decade.
India will be out in test series to qualify for WTC final. If India manages to win test series, India will qualify for WTC final. Also, ICT is without stars Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah, spin bowling is something India will rely upon. Shreyas Iyer is injured as well which is likely to give Suryakumar Yadav chance to make debut.
Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma will be opening the innings, Gill is in good from, he will be player to pick in fantasy team. Cheteshwar Pujara has scored runs in last test series, he will be pick for fantasy team as well. Series is going to be important from Virat Kohli’s test career as well. Suryakumar Yadav could be picked as well for match.
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Among all-rounders and bowlers, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Akshar Patel has good record in Indian pitches. With the bat as well, all have scored runs. Ashwin can be key player for India as Australia have left-handed batsmans in squad. Ashwin will be captain pick with Akshar Patel as another pick for fantasy team.
Among fast bowlers, Mohammad Shami and Mohammed Siraj are likely to play a game, Siraj will be pick here considering his recent form.
Australia this time is without quality batsmans and they have much depth in squad. Injury is little-bit concern for them too. Good thing for Australia is they have already qualified for WTC final, loosing series is not going to affect them much.
Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne are scoring runs consistently, among two one batsman will be pick for match. Travis Head is another quality batter who can be picked for match. Alex Carey is most experienced wicket-keeper among both sides. He will be pick as well.
Among bowlers, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon are most experienced bowlers in Australian team, both will be picks for match. Lyon will be pick as vice-captain for fantasy team.
Best Playing XI for India:-
Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KS Bharat(wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Shami
Best Playing XI for Australia:-
David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Alex Carey(wk), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Scott Boland, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Swepson
Dream11 Prediction Team for Ind vs Aus 1st Test:-
Wicket Keepers – Alex Carey
Batsmans – Marnus Labuschagne, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Suryakumar Yadav
All Rounders – Travis Head, R Ashwin(c), Akshar Patel
Bowlers – Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon(vc), Mohammed Siraj