India vs Australia 1st ODI match : Host will want victory over weakened visitors
India and Australia will lock horns in the M Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, Australia have beaten India six times in their previous seven ODI encounters. But those matches were all played Down Under. In India, the Aussies have suffered five defeats in their last seven clashes against the hosts in the 50-over format. So the men in blue definitely have an upper hand at home. India have been playing a domineering brand of cricket lately and with the kind of form they are in, we feel the hosts are better placed to start this series off with a win.