Date: March 17, 2023
Time: 1:30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
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After an entertaining Border-Gavaskar Trophy, India and Australia will kick-start the three-game ODI series in Mumbai. Both teams have been in incredible form in 50-over cricket. While the Aussies whitewashed England in a home three-game ODI series, the Men in Blue have won six consecutive games in two 50-over series against New Zealand and Sri Lanka.
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Australia has a better chance to win the toss as they have won more tosses so far in recent ODI games in comparison to India.
The Indian team is the favourite to win this fixture and continue their winning form against Australia. The Men in Blue have been unstoppable in the ODIs in 2023 with dominant series wins over Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Their batting unit with the likes of Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli have found form at the right time. While their bowlers have been incredible with the white ball, especially Mohammed Siraj, who was able to generate swing and pace in the past few 50-over series in Indian sub-continent conditions.
Predicted powerplay score and Average first innings total
The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai has always had incredible batting-friendly wickets and has supported chasing teams. The average 1st innings score is 247 in domestic T20 games. At the same time, the predicted powerplay score is expected to be between 50-60.
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