India Vs Australia 1st Test Match | Prediction & Betting tips
It’s a tough game to call between arguably the two best Test nations in the world at the moment. The white ball series were split, so both sides should have plenty of confidence heading into his match, particularly the Indians, who have their fearless skipper Kohli for just one game.
we are leaning slightly towards Australia here for the simple fact that they rarely lose at home, especially when all four of their star bowlers are fit and raring. After being the best pace bowler in the world for some time, Mitch Starc has come back to the field over the past few years, but when he has a new pink ball in his hand he is elevated back to the top of the pile.
Then there is Steve Smith, who is averaging a ridiculous 73.42 in Test cricket since he returned from the ball tampering suspension and didn’t look like going out white ball cricket, averaging 49.66 over the six ODI’s and T20 games including two centuries. Despite the woes at the opener positions, with Smith at No.3 the Aussies are in good shape.
Australia Squad: Joe Burns, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Tim Paine(w/c), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Matthew Wade, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, James Pattinson, Michael Neser, Mitchell Swepson
India Squad: Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Siraj, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Kuldeep Yadav
Playing 11 Prediction
India (Playing XI): Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
As India have annonced their playing 11 for 1st test.
Australia (playing Xl) : Marcus Harris, Joe Burns, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine(C/WK), Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood
India – Virat kohli, hanuma vihari & Prithvi shaw
Australia- Steve smith, Mitchell Starc, Tim paine
The temperature is expected to hover around 18°C through all the 5 days of the Test match, with humidity ranging from 40-55%. The sky is expected to be covered by the clouds and there are chances of rain-interruptions as well.
The surface at Adelaide is generally a batting-friendly wicket, but also has a lot for the pacers on offer. The cloudy skies will assist the swing bowlers and the batsmen will have a tough time facing the new ball. Overall, it’s a surface that has something for every department.
The toss is super important at Adelaide, it will be crucial to win the toss and bat first on Thursday, giving yourself ample opportunity to bat for a day and a half and then send the opposition in to face that super tricky 20 overs with the new pink ball, under lights on the 2nd day of play.
Stats on this Ground
Average 1st innings score: 385 runs
Record of chasing teams:
WON – 21, LOST – 38, DRAW/TIED – 19 (Last 78 matches at this venue)