IND vs AUS: Weather Report Live Today, Pitch Report Of Wankhede Stadium- 1st ODI. The IND vs AUS 1st ODI will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on March 17. This is the first of the three-match ODI series. India won the Test series 2-1 heading into the ODI series. The Men in Blue qualified for the WTC final in the process and will now play the final against Australia.
Both teams have played 143 ODIs with India winning 53 games and Australia 80. Both teams played a T20I series when they faced each other last in white-ball cricket. India won the series 2-1 in September.
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Australia has named a 15-member side with all their white-ball specialists back in the side. They will be led by Steve Smith with Pat Cummins preferring to stay back at home after the demise of his mother. The side is struggling with injury concerns of Glenn Maxwell and David Warner. Warner needs to get a medical clearance to feature in the first ODI after getting treatment for his injured left elbow.
The Men In Blue will be led by Hardik Pandya in the first ODI with Rohit Sharma unavailable for personal reasons. He will be back for the second ODI. India are already missing the services of Jasprit Bumrah and now Shreyas Iyer has also been ruled out after he aggravated his lower-back injury. He was taken for scans during the ongoing fourth Test and did not feature in the Test match in the last couple of days. He also did not bat for India in the first innings.
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India last played an ODI and T20I series against New Zealand at home. They defeated New Zealand in the ODI series 3-0. India also won the T20I series 2-1, by winning the 2nd and 3rd T20I after losing the opening match. Australia won the last ODI series they played against England 3-0 back in November 2022.
IND vs AUS: Weather Report Live Today, Pitch Report Of Wankhede Stadium- 1st ODI
The first IND vs AUS ODI match starts at 1.30 pm IST. The Wankhede stadium is among the best grounds in India for batters with even bounce and carry. The wicket at the Wankhede offers help for both the pacers and spinners. It also has considerable swing inside the first 10 overs of each innings. The average first-innings score in ODIs at this ground is nearly 270.
Speaking about the expected weather conditions, the temperature in the afternoon will be around 33 degrees. The humidity will be 52 percent. There will be a nice breeze blowing in the afternoon. The temperature will drop down to 26 degrees in the evening and the humidity will go up to 71 percent. As always when playing in India, dew plays a big part in white-ball games. Captain who wins the toss will keep the dew factor in mind.
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