Preview: 1st match: India vs Australia: Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury Update

Just 24 hours to go and with Sydney is all set to kick off one of the most awaited tournaments of this year. The focus shifts towards Australia as two of the strongest Cricket teams in the world are getting ready for a clash in the opening match of the World Cup.


Meg Lanning and Harmanpreet Kaur attending Media
Meg Lanning and Harmanpreet Kaur attending Media. Pic Credits: ICC



Though the defending champions are still the favorites to win the tournament, they gonna start the tournament with worrying news as their in-form bowler Tayla is going through Stress injury which might end her warming up the bench. The 21-year-old had a good outing in recently finished tri-series against India and England. The good news is that they have strong bench strength and being the local team will have crowd support too. As usual, a lot depends on the Allrounders and the skipper Lanning.


After all the drama that happened in the last T20 World cup. Indian team is coming into the tournament with a fresh and young side. Though they had an average tournament against England and Australia. They will be coming with confidence as they have the experience of playing in these conditions and also defeating Australia recently.

With two of the top teams going for a clash, the tournament is set to begin on a high. Though Australia looks strong on paper it will be a mouth-watering clash considering the fearless Indian team.

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Key players –

Australia: Perry, Meg Lanning, Mooney, Schutt, etc.

India: Mandhana, Harmanpreet, Deepti Sharma etc.

Team News:


Tayla Vlaeminck going through Stress injury looks doubtful in playing 11.

My Team XI Squad Suggestion:

Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (captain), Ellyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachael Haynes, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Georgia Wareham, Megan Schutt, Nicola Carey,

India :

With the young side, the team will be under pressure, a lot depends on seniors like Kaur, Mandhana, Pandey etc. With no injury worries, they might go with almost the same playing 11 from the final match of tri-series against Australia.

My Team XI Squad Suggestion:

Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (WK), Shikha Pandey, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Radha Yadav.

Match timing: 1: 30 PM ( IST).

On the whole, it will be an exciting clash, to see two tough teams battling out on the very first day of a major tournament.

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