"India's World Cup Opener: Gill Out, Kishan In!"
Shubman Gill is expected to miss India's first World Cup match against Australia on October 8 due to dengue.
Ishan Kishan is likely to replace Gill as the opener alongside Rohit Sharma.
India may opt for a spin-heavy strategy and include R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, and Ravindra Jadeja as the spinners.
The no. 4 position may be filled by Shreyas Iyer, who performed well in the preceding ODI series.
KL Rahul is set to bat in the middle order, most likely at no. 5.
The all-rounders in the lineup are expected to be Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja.
India is likely to field Jasprit Bumrah as a pace bowler.
The choice for the second seamer position is between Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami, with Siraj having the edge.
India's predicted XI against Australia: Ishan Kishan, Rohit S., Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Hardik P., R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra J., Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit B.