India and Australia are all set to take on each other in the first ODI of the three-match series. The match is scheduled to take place at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Friday (September 22).

KL Rahul will be leading the Indian side in the opening fixture, while Australia will be captained by their regular skipper, Pat Cummins, throughout the leg.

The Men in Blue are coming from an impressive Asia Cup 2023 campaign where the clinched a record eighth title by defeating in the final of the continental event. On the other hand, Australia suffered a (3-2) defeat at the hands of South Africa in their recent assignment.

It is worth mentioning that this series will play an important role for both India and Australia as it comes on the heels of the ODI World Cup 2023, and the two teams would be willing to address and work on their shortcomings before the showpiece event.

ODI Stats and Records at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium:

  • Total matches: 26
  • Matches won batting first: 15
  • Matches won bowling first: 11
  • Average 1st Inns scores: 265
  • Average 2nd Inns scores: 228
  • Highest total recorded: 392/4 (50 Overs) by India vs Sri Lanka
  • Lowest total recorded: 89/10 (25 Overs) by Pakistan vs South Africa
  • Highest score chased: 359/6 (47.5 Overs) by Australia vs India
  • Lowest score defended: 207/8 (50 Overs) by Australia vs West Indies

Also READ: India vs Australia 2023, ODI series – Date, Match Time, Venues, Squads, Broadcast & Live Streaming details

Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium Pitch Report:

Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium pitch (Image Source: Twitter)

The Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium offers a balanced track for both batters and bowlers. The batting becomes more challenging at this pitch as the game progresses, while bowlers enjoy significant help from the track throughout the game. Spinners are generally anticipated to exploit the ground conditions in the later phase of the game. Notably, 15 of the 26 matches at this ground have been won by the team batting first, and the captain winning the toss will look to avoid chasing at this venue.

Mohali Weather Forecast:

Mohali weather forecast
Mohali weather forecast (Image Source: Twitter)

The weather at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali will be mostly sunny, with very less chance of precipitation. Cricket enthusiasts can expect the match to take place without any interruptions from the rain gods. The temperature is expected to hover around 32 degrees Celsius with humidity levels to be around 69% and the wind blowing at a speed of 10 Km/hr.

IND vs AUS, probable playing XI, 1st ODI:

India: Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Tilak Varma, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk/c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj

Australia: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Cameron Green, Pat Cummins (c), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Ellis, Sean Abbott

Also READ: Pat Cummins, Steve Smith in; Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Starc out of the 1st ODI against India

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