India and Australia, the two favorites of the tournament, clash against each other in the warmup match. Both teams could possibly face each other in the semifinals of the tournament. It is an ideal preparation before the big matches.
The form of Maxwell is very crucial for Australia. The exclusion of Steve Smith is a difficult decision that Australia have made. Meanwhile, India would look to get their bowling combination right before the crucial match against Pakistan. The batting lineup picks itself, but the bowling combination might decide the fate of the side.
The two heavyweights will lock horns against each other at the Gabba, Brisbane. The match will take place on 17th October at 9:30 AM IST.
Match: India vs Australia
Venue: Gabba, Brisbane
Date and Time: October 17, 9:30 AM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Hotstar
The Gabba is considered the bounciest pitch in the world. The fast bowlers get wickets when bowled in the right areas. But the batsmen feed on any loose deliveries offered to them. The spinners are not quite effective on this pitch.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Ravichandran Ashwin Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Nathan Ellis, Josh Hazlewood
India might not play a full-strength playing 11. They might give chance to Pant and Ashwin. This might weaken the team a little. Australia, at their home ground, are looking good to defend their title. They start as favorites in this warm-up match.
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