India’s cricket team has won the toss and opted to field first against Australia in the initial match of the three-game ODI series, held at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium in Mohali. The champions of the Asia Cup 2023 aim to demonstrate their prowess and maintain their winning streak in preparation for the upcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, scheduled for next month.In the absence of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for the first two matches, KL Rahul, who has recently made a notable comeback, will take charge of the Indian team. While Australian captain and fast bowler Pat Cummins is returning from an injury, Mitchell Starc remains sidelined due to injury and will not be available for the opening game.
Australia vs India Match schedule & Overview
|Match type||One Day International (ODI)|
|Series||India vs Australia 2023-24|
|Match number||1st ODI|
|Date||September 22, 2023|
|Time||1:30 PM IST|
|Venue||Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, India|
|Toss||Australia won the toss and elected to field|
|Result||Australia won by 10 wickets|
|Player of the match||Adam Zampa (Australia)|
Australia Vs india 1st ODI Highlights
- Mohammad Shami made a strong start for the Indian team by dismissing opener Mitchell Marsh (4) in the early stages of the game.
- David Warner (52) and Steve Smith (41) steadied the innings admirably following the early wicket, guiding the team’s score to 100.
- Ravindra Jadeja provided a crucial breakthrough by removing the formidable David Warner from the crease.
- Mohammed Shami delivered yet another exceptional delivery, which resulted in the dismissal of Steve Smith.
Australia vs India 1st ODI Live Updates
David Warner showcased a brilliant half-century and formed an impressive 94-run partnership with Steve Smith for Australia’s second wicket. However, crucial breakthroughs by Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami disrupted their progress. Warner was caught at long-on, while Shami bowled out Smith, resulting in two vital wickets falling in just three overs. This followed KL Rahul’s decision to field after winning the toss in the scorching heat of Mohali.
India got off to an ideal start when Mohammed Shami dismissed Mitchell Marsh with only the third ball of the match. Nonetheless, they had to wait patiently for another 17 overs before celebrating another breakthrough.
Ravichandran Ashwin made a comeback to India’s ODI Playing XI after a 20-month absence, and Shreyas Iyer returned, presumably recovered from his injury. Mohammed Siraj was rested, making way for Shami in the lineup. Additionally, Suryakumar Yadav assumed the number 4 batting position, leaving no room for Tilak Varma in the team.
In precisely 16 days from today, India and Australia will face off in Chennai, and the anticipation for the World Cup 2023 encounter is immense. However, before that critical match, they have this three-match ODI series to fine-tune their preparations, starting today at the PCA Stadium in Mohali.
With less than two weeks until the World Cup, some may question the necessity of a bilateral series, considering that all 10 participating teams will play two warm-up matches before the main rounds. However, the risk of last-minute injuries during the series could impact the teams.
Players like Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Ashwin, and Washington Sundar, as well as Australia’s Pat Cummins, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, and Adam Zampa, have points to prove before the World Cup. Some are returning from injuries and seek quality game time, while others, like Ashwin, Sundar, and Labuschagne, aim to secure a spot in the World Cup squad. Suryakumar and Zampa, although confirmed in India’s and Australia’s World Cup squads respectively, recognize the need to regain their top form.
India will miss Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, and Kuldeep Yadav for this match and the next. They will only rejoin the squad for the series’ final match. Australia, on the other hand, will be without Michell Starc and Glenn Maxwell for the first two ODIs, but the return of Cummins and Smith is a positive development for them.
Faqs Regarding Aus vs ind 1st oDI 2023
The Australia vs India 1st ODI was played on September 22, 2023 at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali, India.
Australia won the Australia vs India 1st ODI by 10 wickets.
Australia and India have played each other in 145 ODIs. Australia have won 82 matches, India have won 54 matches, and 9 matches have been tied or abandoned.
Australia are the favorites to win the Australia vs India ODI series. They have a stronger team on paper, and they are also in better form. However, India are always dangerous at home, and they will be looking to get off to a winning start in the series.