AUS vs IND Dream11 Team Prediction | 1st Test | India tour of Australia | India vs Australia | 17th Dec 2020
After the ODI and the T20I series, the focus now shifts to the longest format of the game as India will take on the hosts Australia in the 1st of the four-match Test series, the famous Border Gavaskar Trophy, on Thursday.
Last time, the Virat Kohli-led Indian team went on to win the trophy but at that time, Australia wasn’t as strong as they are now. The team lacked a few of their major players due to the ball-tampering saga. This time, a lot can be different as Australia looks like a better team now and has done well in the limited-overs series as well. They went on to win the ODI series before going 1-2 down in the T20I series.
For India, there are still 3-4 places up for grabs and it will be interesting to see who will make the cut. From the recent practice session, Wriddhiman Saha will likely play the game and also India is currently looking for a part-time spinner. Don’t be surprised if you see Prithvi Shaw or Shubman Gill roll their arms for a few quick overs. Let’s go through our Dream11 Team Prediction for the 1st Test at Adelaide Oval between India and Australia.
Date & Time: 17th December 2020, 9:30 AM IST
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
The conditions at Adelaide has something for every department. While the pitch is usually batting-friendly, we will see the pacers doing wonders with the new ball initially, thanks to the weather as well which is expected to be cloudy. Both the teams are likely to prefer more pacers here and the teams are likely will turn to their part-time spinners for a few overs.
Average scores at this venue-
2nd Innings- 356
3rd Innings- 281
4th Innings- 214
Highest team score at this venue- 674 (by AUS vs IND)
Lowest team score at this venue- 82 (by AUS vs WI)
Total Test matches at this venue: 78
Matches won by the team batting first- 38
Matches won by the team batting second- 21
Head to Head
Total Tests- 98
Australia won- 47
India won- 28
Total Tests- 48
Australia won- 29
India won- 7
In Recent five matches-
India won- 3
AUS vs IND Squads:
Australia: Marcus Harris, Joe Burns, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine(C/WK), Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Sean Abbott, James Pattinson, Mitchell Swepson, Cameron Green, Michael Neser
India: Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Prithvi Shaw, Wriddhiman Saha, Lokesh Rahul, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav
AUS vs IND Dream11 Team News:
- With more injury concerns, Australia will have to rethink their plans for the Test. The team is likely to back Joe Burns despite his poor form because of his experience.
- If he is fit, we might see Cameron Green debuting for Australia in this Test.
- As the spinners will have a major role to play in the 4th and 5th day of the Test, Nathan Lyon will be the key player in the Australian bowling line-up.
- Last time when India won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Pujara was the team’s top-scorer with 521 runs.
- India will be looking to play Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, and Jasprit Bumrah while R Ashwin might be the lone specialist spinner in the team.
- India might prefer Shubman Gill ahead of Prithvi Shaw because of his form. Gill did well in the last warm-up game, had a half-century to his name.
AUS vs IND Dream11 Prediction, Line-Ups:
AUS Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper: Matthew Wade, Tim Paine(C/WK)
Batsmen: Marcus Harris, Joe Burns, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne
All-rounders: Travis Head
Bowlers: Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood
IND Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper: Wriddhiman Saha/Rishabh Pant
Batsmen: Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane
All-rounders: Ravichandran Ashwin, Hanuma Vihari
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav
Captain Pick for IND vs AUS Dream11 Team
Option 1: Cheteshwar Pujara
Cheteshwar Pujara was the main reason why India went on to create history last year at the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. He was the player of the series for his 521 runs. He also had good knocks in the warm-ups and is one of the best choices for the captain.
Option 2: Steve Smith
Steve Smith loves playing this format, especially against India. To add more, he is also in good form and had two brilliant tons in the recently concluded 3-match ODI series. He has an average of 84.05 against India in Tests.
Option 1: Virat Kohli
Though Virat Kohli isn’t at his best this year, one cannot ignore him, thanks to his mammoth numbers. He has 1604 runs with 7 tons and 4 fifties against Australia.
Option 2: Marnus Labuschagne
Though he has played only fewer matches, Marnus Labuschagne has already created a name for himself. The Australian batter has 1459 runs from 14 matches with an average of 63.43 in his Test career.
Stats Mania AUS vs IND Dream11 Team Predictions:
Highest runs for India vs Australia among the active players
Cheteshwar Pujara (1622 runs at 60.07 Average)
Highest runs for India in Australia among the active players
Virat Kohli – 1274 in 23 innings
Highest runs for Australia vs India among the active players
Steve Smith (1429 runs at 84.05 average)
Most hundreds in Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia among active players
Virat Kohli- 6
Steve Smith, David Warner – 4
Highest wickets vs Australia among the active players
R Ashwin (77 wickets from 28 innings)
Highest wickets vs India among the active players
Nathon Lyon (85 wickets from 34 innings)
Top seven Picks For AUS vs IND Dream11 Team:
Ajinkya Rahane- 13 matches against Australia- 822 runs- 37.36 average
Nathan Lyon- 18 matches against India- 85 wickets- 3.24 economy rate
Mitchell Starc- 11 matches against India- 31 wickets- 3.30 economy rate
Pat Cummins- 6 matches against India- 22 wickets- 2.84 economy rate
R Ashwin- 15 matches against Australia- 77 wickets- 379 runs
Mayank Agarwal- 2 matches against Australia- 195 runs- 65.00 average
Best AUS vs IND Dream11 Fantasy Team Combinations:
Head To Head
AUS vs IND Dream11 Team Prediction: Who will win the match
Though India is the defending champions, they will not start the tournament as the favorites because of the inclusion of Steve Smith. The former Australian captain might be the difference between both teams and for India, a lot depends on the pacers led by Jasprit Bumrah. The match is likely to end on a draw. Our Dream11 Team Prediction experts expect it to be an enthralling five-day affair.