Australia vs India 1st ODI preview, Predictions, Pitch Report & Match Timings

India vs Australia 1st ODI

Australia vs India 1st ODI preview :The stage is all set to power start  the two month tour of Australia vs India, where the two teams clash for three ODI matches, followed by three T20s and four test matches . Indian cricket team, after a gap of eight months, post COVID -19, is ready for another international game with Australia. The first ODI has been scheduled on November 27, 2020. 

Australia vs India 2020 1st ODI Match Details:

Date: November 27, 2020 (Friday)

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Time: 09:10 AM (IST), 03:40 AM (GMT), 02:40 PM (Local).

India vs Australia 1st ODI

Weather Report:

It is perfect weather for cricket in sydney. As it is summer over there, the day is going to be mostly sunny and the temperatures are expected to be around 27 degrees. There is no predicted chances of rain on the matchday.

Pitch Report:

Most of the cricket fans know that the pitch at Sydney Cricket Ground supports both batting and bowling. The pitch is more favourable for pacers rather than spinners. A minimum score of 270 can be expected from the team which would bat first.

Australia vs India Head 2 Head Stats preview: 

Total matches played between India and Australia at SCG: 51

India: 13 wins

Australia: 36 wins

No results: 2

ODIs at Sydney Cricket Ground: 


Played : 17, Wins: 2, Lost: 14, NR: 1

Australia :

Played : 132, wins : 87, Lost: 39, NR: 6

Australia team analysis:

Australia squad is packed with all rounders. Australia’s team  being aware of their  team’s performance as they have faced a couple of international games even during the pandemic.

Aussies are going to be the hot favourites with quality bowlers and batsmen who are ready for the encounter with men in blue. 

Opening Batsmen: David Warner and Aaron Finch

David Warner who is  well known batsmen in Australian cricket team has shown an overall good performance in the recent IPL 2020 and is in form.

While Finch didn’t gave his best, the cricket fans have great expectations on the duo’s performance and look forward to their scintillating partnership. 

Middle Order:

The middle order consists of Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell,  Alex Carey being the wicket keeper. 

The Australian bowling squad has the trio of Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood and Adam Zampa being the only spinner. 

Australia Squad:

David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Marcus Stonis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, and Adam Zampa.

Indian Team Analysis:

Indian team is as excited to play international cricket after a gap of eight months post the pandemic. With Rohit Sharma not being a part of the series, the captain Virat Kohli has to come up with a new game plan to beat the Aussies.

Opening Batsmen: Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan

Mayank Agarwal has shown his best performance in the recent IPL matches and has won the hearts of many cricket fans.

Shikar Dhawan who has shown his best performance in IPL 2020 and his contribution will be vital for men in blue.

Middle Order:

The middle order in Indian cricket team has the captain Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, and KL Rahul who are in form. Hardik Pandya who has been recovered from his recent injury was been included along with Ravindra Jadeja.

Mohammed Shami, and Jasprit Bumrah are the favourite pacers. Shardul Thakur and Navadeep Saini will be in the third pacers slot whose line has improved in recent cricket. Yuzvendra Chahal being the only spinner, Indian team is lined up for the tough fight.

Indian Squad: 

Mayank Agarwal, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.

Australia vs India 1st ODI Match Prediction: 

India- Australia being one of the most favourite encounters among the cricket fans, it is the most difficult prediction as the win will be with a slight margin. In this match there are some advantages for Aussies being the host country. Moreover, India is getting into the battle field with a changed  top order batsmen, which takes time to work. History says that team India has won only two ODIs out of 17 matches played at SCG. It is a challenge for team India to cope up with out star opener Rohit Sharma. 

Where to Watch Australia vs India 1st ODI Match? 

The viewers can watch live matches on SonyLiv. Sony Sports network is the authorised TV channel for broadcasting the three match ODI series. 

Do let us know in the comments below what is your prediction for the first ODI between India and Australia. 

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