We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.

Fantasy Team for India vs Australia

Probable XIs

Given his recent form, KL Rahul might make way for Shubman Gill.

India: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul/Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Srikar Bharat (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj

Cameron Green is fit to play the remainder of the series.

Australia: Usman Khawaja, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith (c), Peter Handscomb, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Kuhnemann/Lance Morris/Scott Boland

Pitch Report

Venue: Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore

(Based on the two Tests played here)

1st innings average score: 353

2nd innings average score: 396

3rd innings average score: 214

4th innings average score: 153

Wickets per innings: 8

Type: Good for batting


Batting 1st: 50%

Batting 2nd: 50%

Fantasy Tips of The Day

Against Australia, R Ashwin has scalped 103 wickets at 29 while Ravindra Jadeja has picked up 80 wickets at 18. However, Ashwin has better venue numbers: he has scalped 18 wickets including the career-best figures of 13 for 140 compared to Jadeja’s four wickets.

Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli have done the bulk of the scoring against Australia, scoring 3,689 runs at 49. In India, Pujara (938 runs) averages 58.6, while Kohli (406 runs) averages only 31.

Steven Smith averages 67 against India and 52 in India.

Nathan Lyon is the most successful bowler against India, picking up 102 wickets.

Since his Test debut, Marnus Labuschagne is Australia’s top run-scorer: 3,269 runs at 57. Smith is next with 2,661 runs.

Usman Khawaja has been Australia’s best batter in the last three years. He has hit five centuries and six fifties to aggregate 1,368 runs at 68.4. Labuschagne’s 1,384 runs in this period have come at 53.

Axar Patel made it to the Best11 in 6 of 10 Tests. Above all, two of his three fifties have come against Australia.

Mitchell Starc has picked just seven wickets in India. Overall, his worst numbers are against India: 42 wickets at an average of 37.

Eight fifties, one century, and two double-centuries have been scored at the venue. Surprisingly, spinners have picked up only 51% of the wickets at the venue.


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