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CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Australia vs India on January 18, CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Australia vs India on January 18 After losing the first ODI, the Men in Blue came back in the second One-Day game against the Aussies and leveled the series. Now both these sides will face each other in the third and deciding fixture at the MCG. In their previous meeting at this venue in January 2016, After being put into bat first, India posted 295/6 in their 50 overs, but the Aussies chased down their target in the penultimate over of the match to seal a three-wicket win. The Indian camp would have been relieved after leveling the series and now aiming for a rare chance to complete the Test & ODI double over Australia in Australia. The Aussies will be a little disappointed with the result in the last game as they were in a strong position to win the clash but made few silly mistakes on crucial moments, which they would like to avoid in the next game. Best economical pick – Bhuvneshwar Kumar was exceptional in the second ODI. Bhuvi finished with the spectacular bowling figures of 4/45 in his 10 overs. He uprooted Finch’s stumps in the seventh over and struck the first blow. He then returned at the death to stop Australia from running away with a tall score. Top captains & vice captains – Cometh the hour, cometh the man. With the series on the line, 'King' Kohli stepped up his game and played a gem of an innings to put India into a winning position. The skipper brought up his 24th century while chasing and 39th overall. He scored 104 in 112 balls but failed to finish the chase. Shaun Marsh certainly raised the bar in the batting department and once again, it will be up to him to deliver the goods with the bat. He cracked an impressive 54 in the first ODI followed by dating 131 in the second ODI to help his side post a decent total after early jolts. Smart pick – Centurion from the first ODI was off to a promising start at the Adelaide Oval as well, but Rohit Sharma was snared by Stoinis. He had scored 43 in 52 balls with two fours and two magnificent sixes. Rohit had struck his signature pick-up shots and looked set to take India across the line before he was caught by Handscomb. Sharma looks to be in awesome form and could get a lot of points for your team. Cautious Pick – Ever since David Warner was banned, Australia has tried a few combinations at the top but nothing has worked for them. In the ongoing ODI series, Alex Carey and Aaron Finch have opened the innings but both of them have looked unsettled before getting dismissed cheaply. The Australian limited overs skipper has lacked consistency in this tour. My XI – Virat Kohli (Captain), Shaun Marsh (Vice-Captain), Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marcus Stoinis, Kuldeep Yadav, Alex Carey, Shikhar Dhawan, Jhye Richardson, Peter Handscomb, Dinesh Karthik
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Australia vs India on January 12, CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Australia vs India on January 12 After winning a Test series for the first time ever in Australia, Virat Kohli and Co. will now want to end this successful tour on a winning note. Kicking off the first ODI, India will face Australia on Saturday, January 12 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. With the Cricket World Cup only a few months away, teams will be focused on preparing for the tournament and will treat every game as a warm-up. For Australia, it’s all about redemption. After having probably one of the worst years in recent times, the hosts will look to bounce back in time before they start their World Cup defence. On the other hand, India have been on a roll, after winning the Asia Cup and the home series against West Indies, they did what once was thought impossible in Australia in the Test series format. Although the format is different, the team will look to bounce off this momentum and finish the tour on a high. Best economical pick – Although Australia have struggled of late, almost all the rare bright spots include Marcus Stoinis and his all-round ability to change a match. Stoinis has been brilliant both with the bat and ball and will be a key member of the Australia side. Top captains & vice captains – After a phenomenal 2018, Virat Kohli will look to continue his good form. The Indian captain has played 23 One Day Internationals in Australia and scored 1001 runs at an average of 50.05. He has struck four hundreds and four fifties. Rohit Sharma is arguably the best opening batsman in One Day Internationals at the moment and key to India's success. The 31-year-old has scored 1030 runs in ODIs during the past 12 months. Rohit Sharma is also the second highest run-getter in this format in 2018. Smart pick – If there’s a player in the Indian cricket team that could get a little more credit for his performances, it would be undoubtedly Ambati Rayudu. After having a brilliant Indian Premier League season with Chennai Super Kings, Rayudu broke into the ODI squad during the Asia Cup in September. He had a brilliant run of form, even scoring a century against West Indies in Mumbai. Rayudu could solve India’s middle-order trouble for the World Cup and this series could be the perfect litmus test. Cautious Pick – This probably could be his last trip to Australia. MS Dhoni has had a difficult 2018 with the bat and was even dropped from the T20I squad last year. Dhoni’s exploits with the bat aren’t great on Australian soil. The 37-year-old has played 32 ODIs in Australia and scored 860 runs. My XI – Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (Vice-Captain), Ambati Rayudu, Marcus Stoinis, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Peter Siddle, Alex Carey, Shikhar Dhawan, Shaun Marsh, Kedar Jadhav
Critical Updates
  • Kuldeep Yadav

    Playing XI : Definitely

    Analysis : Kuldeep Yadav was rested in the first ODI and that affected India very badly in the middle overs. He is one of the few bowlers who have the ability to pick up the wickets at a regular interval during the middle overs. Kuldeep Yadav should be back to the playing for the second ODI to contain the Windies batsmen from scoring more runs in the middle overs.

  • Dasun Shanaka
    Playing XI : May be
    Analysis : Niroshan Dickwella is expected to come into the side in place of Dasun Shanaka. For all the talent and the skill that he possesses, Shanaka hasn’t been able to deliver either with the bat or the ball. He just bowled three overs and was run out after an extended struggle with the willow against Bangladesh.
  • Akila Dananjaya
    Playing XI : May be
    Analysis : The Sri Lankan mystery off-spinner Akila Dananjaya bagged 14 wickets in the recently concluded five-match series against South Africa, claiming six wickets in the final ODI and bamboozling the South African batsmen for a paltry total of 121. Possessing a classic leg-spinner, a carrom ball, and a splendid googly up his sleeve, Akila Dhananjaya is definitely a key player in this Sri Lankan squad for this tournament.
    Akila Dananjaya will not be available for the matches between 15th and 17th as his wife is expected to give birth to their first child.
  • Prithvi Shaw
    Playing XI : May be
    Analysis : The Indian batting prodigy from Mumbai, Prithvi Shaw, is expected to get his first international game in the fifth Test against England after a dismal show by KL Rahul in the fourth Test. Shaw has been exceptional in the recent scheme of things. Hence, in Shaw, India might look to end their opening woes in the fifth Test.
  • Alastair Cook

    Playing XI - Definitely

    Analysis : Alastair Cook has not been in good form for England for almost a year now. In the three Test matches against India, he has scored just 80 runs in five innings at an average of 16. He hasn't used his feet at all to the Indian pacers and hence has nicked the ball a couple of times. Being a good player of spin bowling, he has surprisingly got out to Ashwin twice in the three Test matches so far. Hence, England should consider the option of dropping Alastair Cook in the remaining two matches.

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