India vs Australia 1st ODI Preview: Top Fantasy Cricket Picks

India vs Australia
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India vs Australia is all set to kick off with their 1st One Day International at the Sydney Cricket Ground. It’s now 269 days that India is making a comeback in international colors after the world was hit by the Coronavirus. Last time India played an ODI series against New Zealand, they lost 0-3 in the Kiwi land. This is the first time India will be playing in an ODI after MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket. Along with him, there is no Rohit Sharma who has had the most success vs Australia in Australia. 

Indian fans will hope that Virat Kohli & Jasprit Bumrah carry their Indian T20 form to this tournament and will also secretly hope that Glenn Maxwell does that too. However, we all know both Finch & Maxwell become completely different players when it comes to playing at home for the country.

Must-Haves in your Fantasy Cricket Team

David Warner

After leading the orange army into the playoffs in the Indian T20 season, Warner will look forward to keeping up his batting momentum. The southpaw loves this format of the game and averages a healthy 57.21 on this venue with 3 centuries and 5 half-centuries. Alongside Aaron Finch, he is a master aggressor at the top for Australia and if India’s pace battery does not get the better of him in the first few overs, you might as well see him jumping in his trademark century celebration. With 10.0 Credits, a heavy but must-have pick in your fantasy team: David Warner will be a great Captain choice.

Shikhar Dhawan

If there is one gentleman who loves to play Australia in just any part of the world is an Indian ace opener: Shikhar Dhawan. Gabbar loves scoring against the Aussies and has scored 4 centuries against them, his highest against any opponent (along with Sri Lanka). Yes, he does not have the best of records in Sydney and averages 32.7 but has one-half century to the 4 matches that he has played here. Considering the time he spends at the crease, he can very well aggregate the innings to a respectable individual score. With 9.5 credits, Shikhar D makes it into our top fantasy picks for the 1st ODI at the SCG.

Jasprit Bumrah

With his high arm unorthodox action, Jasprit Bumrah makes it to the list considering the kind of awe and scare he has created for himself against the Aussies in the past few years. The likes of Aaron Finch would be looking to protect their pads up front in the powerplay overs as Boom loves running through the batsmen initially and can surprise them with his accurate yorkers. The last time Bumrah played here he picked up 2 scalps for just 40 runs and overall he has picked 18 wickets against the Aussies so the Kangaroos would be looking to play him around and not even think of dominating him. Sitting pretty at 9.0 Credits Jassi makes it to our fantasy team.

KL Rahul

The team wants you to open: Yes Sir!, Bat at number 3? Yes Sir! Too much controversy for the number 4 spot can you fit in? Yes Sir! Need to finish the game in style can you switch gears at 5 or 6? Yes Sir! Ah! Pant is struggling can you keep wickets? Yes Sir!

At number 4, we have the KLassy Lokesh Rahul with a new role in his baggy as the vice captain of the Indian cricket team this time around. The Yes Man of the team has stepped up on every occasion in the past year and has astonished everyone with his batting abilities. The Orange Cap winner would love to take his form to Australia and bring you extra fantasy points with those wicket-keeping gloves. Don’t forget! There are 10 points for every catch in fantasy cricket on BalleBaazi. Credits: 9.0 and you have KL Rahul in your fantasy team.

Adam Zampa

The baby-face leggie has intimidated the batsmen around the world more than anybody else in 2020. In just 10 matches, Zamps has taken 20 wickets when he has sported the yellow jersey and his numbers in Sydney make him all the more dangerous: 8 wickets in 4 matches that he has played here with a best of 3/55. Adam Zampa has also picked King Kohli’s wicket on multiple occasions and the King hasn’t looked at his comfortable self against his Bangalore companion. With 8.5 credits, Adam Zampa spins his way through to our fantasy team.

Risky Pick Of The Day

Virat Kohli

You simply do not make a fantasy team without King Kohli, especially when he is hungry for a much-awaited century this year. However, with 10.5 Credits Captain Kohli would be a risky choice in the series opener as he averages only 9 on the Sydney Cricket Ground in the 5 games that he has played here. Yes, as a sports fan you would love to have the big guy in your team but as a fantasy player you must think twice before keeping Kohli in your primary team. But, if you are making a 2nd team make him your Captain because if he plays responsibly in the absence of Rohit Sharma, he can grab you those mammoth fantasy points that he can deliver.

Value Pick Of the Day (Subjected to Selection in Playing 11)

Mayank Aggarwal

If Mayank Aggarwal gets a chance to open with Shikhar D at the top, cricket fans around the world might be in for a treat because the Kings XI opener has been in sublime touch during the recently concluded Indian T20 season and if he gets going, he can give you the fantasy points you need. Especially because he is an opener and has a great test record against Australia in Australia, Mayank Aggarwal becomes a value pick at only 8.0 credits.
So hold your breath ladies and gentlemen, as the first ODI begins at 9:10 am IST time at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The teams are live and so are the winnings up for grabs on the BalleBaazi app. Make your teams now and win up to 15 lakhs along with a ONE PLUS NORD phone.

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