India vs. Australia ICC World Cup 2023 Head 2 Head. India will open its 2023 World Cup campaign against Australia on 8th October 2023 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The clash of the two heavyweights of cricket will be mouth-watering as both teams will look to kick off their respective campaigns in style with a win. India playing full strength at its fortress in Chepauk will start as favourites for the game. However, one must remember that Australia at ICC events is a different team than what we see in bilateral series.
Let’s cover some important aspects of the game in detail and enhance the experience of Indian fans with comprehensive coverage.
India vs. Australia Head-to-Head In ODI World Cup
Let’s take a look at the previous encounters between India and Australia in ODI World Cups. Both India and Australia have met each other 12 times in the ODI World Cup. Australia has come on top on 8 occasions and India emerged victorious on 4 occasions.
1983 World Cup Group B Encounter at Chelmsford
India won the match by 118 runs. The Player of the match was Roger Binny
1983 World Cup Group B Encounter at Nottingham
Australia won the match by 162 runs. The player of the match was Trevor Chappell.
1987 World Cup Group A Encounter at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai
Australia won the game by one run. The player of the match was Geoff Marsh.
1987 World Cup Group A Encounter at Feroze Shah Kotla, New Delhi
India won the game by 56 runs. The player of the match was Mohammed Azharuddin.
1992 World Cup at Woolloongabba Brisbane
Australia won the game by one run. The player of the match was Dean Jones.
1996 World Cup Group A Encounter at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai
Australia won the match by 16 runs. The player of the match was Mark Waugh.
1999 World Cup Super-Six Encounter at Oval, London
Australia won the match by 77 runs. The player of the match was Glenn McGrath.
2003 World Cup Pool A Encounter at Centurion
Australia won the game by 9 wickets. The player of the match was Jason Gillespie.
2003 World Cup Final at Johannesburg
Australia won the match by 125 runs. The player of the game was Ricky Ponting.
2011 World Cup Quarterfinal at Ahmedabad
India won the match by 5 wickets. The player of the match was Yuvraj Singh.
2015 World Cup Semi-Final at SCG in Sydney
Australia won the match by 95 runs. The player of the game was Steven Smith.
2019 World Cup Encounter at Oval, London
India won the game by 36 runs. The player of the game was Shikhar Dhawan.
India vs. Australia World Cup Match 2023 Prediction
The match between India and Australia will be a high-voltage clash. Historically, the MA Chidambaram Stadium is a dry wicket with spin bowlers playing a dominant role. India has some world-class spinners in its squad like Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, and Axar Patel and they can use them to tangle Australian batters in the spin web.
The chances of India’s win will increase significantly if India bats first because the pitch at Chennai plays some tricks in the second innings and can cause discomfort for the batsmen.
India 63% – Australia 37%
When and Where to Watch the Match India vs. Australia World Cup Match 2023
The India vs. Australia match will start at 2:00 PM on 8th October 2023. You can watch the game live on the Star Sports Network and also on the Disney+ Hotstar app.
India and Australia Squads for ICC World Cup 2023
Here are the respective team squads for CWC 2023:
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Iyer, Shubhman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishan Kishan, Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Shami.
Patrick Cummins (Captain), Mitchell Starc, Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Sean Abbott, Aston Agar, Adam Zampa, David Warner, Josh Inglis, Travis Head, Cameron Green and Josh Hazlewood.