India is coming into this series on the back of a stunning T20I series win against the hosts. However, the upcoming clash between the two sides will be a different ball game altogether, as it will be played with a pink Kookaburra ball which will be their second-ever pink-ball Test fixture.
Notably, hosts hold a stunning record in terms of the pink Test ball as they have played seven Tests with it and have not lost a single game so far.
Ahead of the Test series, both sides have batting woes to take care of. While this will be the only Test match Virat Kohli will be playing before he heads back to India on paternity leave and Rohit Sharma is not expected to play until the third Test in Sydney, the visitors will be keen to start the Test campaign on a good note.
Meanwhile, the hosts will be banking heavily on the pace attack led by Pat Cummins in the absence of their main players David Warner and Will Pucovski.
Overall a super thrilling game is on cards and all the fans there will be surely picking their best XI for their fantasy teams.
But are your best really ‘best’? If not, we are here with our top five picks for your Dream11 Fantasy Team.
Here is the list of the top five players, which you must pick in your Dream11 Fantasy Team.
AUS vs IND Top 5 Fantasy Picks
Calling him the backbone of India’s batting would not be wrong as he averages 50 plus across all the three formats of the game. He has 7240 runs in 86 Tests so far, with the help of 27 tons, 22 fifties and 7 double centuries. He is currently the second-ranked batsmen in the ICC Test batting rankings. His unbelievable stats and records make him a must-have player in the fantasy teams.
His ICC ranking in the longest format of the game says it all. He is currently the number 1 ranked Test batsman, averages 62.84 in Tests and has 29 fifties, 26 centuries and 3 double centuries to his name. His ranking and record make him the best pick for your fantasy team.
He is the 4th ranked batsman in the ICC test rankings, averages 63.43 in Tests and has 4 centuries, 8 half-centuries and one double century to his name. His record is good enough to be one of your picks for your fantasy team.
The name says it all. He is the most dangerous bowler of all the time. Batsmen mostly don’t prefer playing big shots on his bowls. He is only Indian to make it to the Top 10 of the ICC Men’s Bowling Ranking. He has grabbed 68 wickets in 14 Test Matches so far and averages 20.34 in Tests. His record is cool enough to pick him as one of the bowlers in your fantasy team.
He is currently the number 1 Test Cricket bowler. He has grabbed 143 wickets in just 30 Test matches so far and becomes almost unplayable in the cloudy conditions. He will lead the pace attack for the Aussies. With such ranking and record, he becomes one of the favourites to be in your fantasy team.
AUS vs IND: Predicted Playing 11 For Australia
Joe Burns, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head/Cameron Green, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (C&WK), Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood
AUS vs IND: Predicted Playing 11 For India
Virat Kohli (c), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah