1st Test

AUS vs IND Dream11 Prediction: 1st Test Fantasy Tips, Preview, Pitch Report

Last Updated: 16th Dec, 2020 3:53 PM IST



Team India has already announced the playing XI for the 1st Test


PXI: Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

Must haves


Steve Smith: Currently ranked no.1 in ICC Test rankings among Batsmen; also has a stellar record against IND in Tests (1429 runs scored in 10 matches at an average of 84)


Marnus Labuschagne: His runs scored in last 5 Tests are 274, 82, 193, 162 and 185 (enjoying a purple patch)


Cheteshwar Pujara: Scored 521 runs in 4 matches (3 fifties and 1 century) the last time he played Border Gavaskar Trophy in Australia


Mitchell Starc: No bowler has taken more wickets than Starc in Day/Night Tests (42 wickets in just 7 matches)


Virat Kohli: Has a batting average of 56 in Australia; interestingly at Adelaide he has scored 431 runs in just 3 matches which includes 3 centuries


Mohammed Shami: Has a good record against AUS in Tests (31 wickets in 7 matches); also looked good in the practice match with 5 wickets in the match.

X-factor picks


Pat Cummins: Currently ranked no.1 in ICC Test rankings among bowlers and has taken 20 wickets in his last 5 Tests.


Mayank Agarwal: Scores of 77, 42 and 76 against Australia in his 3 Test innings


Nathan Lyon: Has taken 28 wickets in 7 Day/Night Test matches (the 2nd most after Starc); also has a great record at Adelaide

High risk-Good returns


Cameron Green: If he plays he can be a bang for a buck player as in one of the practice matches against India A he scored 125* and also took 2 wickets 


Jasprit Bumrah: Is struggling to get going with the ball in 2020 but a player of his caliber can bounce back any time