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India and Australia face each other in the 2023 World Cup today (October 8). This match will be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Australia captain Pat Cummins won the toss and decided to bat first.

Pat Cummins and Marcus Stoinis are not part of the team. Stoinis is out of the match due to injury. At the same time, Travis Head has not reached India yet. Cummins said after winning the toss, “We are in a good position. We have got a good gap between matches and we are playing fresh.

Indian team captain Rohit Sharma said, “It is a good day for us. As the match progresses, there will be good turn from the pitch. Our preparations are complete. Unfortunately he could not recover. Ishan Kishan has taken his place.

Playing XI of both the teams: 11

Team India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shardul Thakur.

Australia: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade and Adam Zampa.

What will the pitch and weather be like?
The match is being played today on a pitch made of black soil in Chepauk. This pitch is a bit slow. There will also be a turn on the pitch. This will help the spinners a lot. The fast bowlers will not get much help on the pitch. There will be a lot for the batsmen too. Here in the last eight matches, the team batting first has scored between 227 and 299 runs. There is a battle between bat and ball here. Talking about the weather, there is a possibility of light rain here today.