IND Vs AUS T20I Match Preview: For both India vs Australia, this series has become an opportunity to test the preparation for the World Cup.
IND Vs AUS T20I Predicted Playing XI: Expected performance from Indian cricket team in Asia Cup-2022 did not come. The Rohit Sharma-led team arrived in UAE as a strong contender for the title. But, came back from Super-4. The defeat left many questions in front of the team management. The answer to these questions will begin with Australia from Tuesday. Willing to go on a winning streak in the three-match T20 series.
This series is a great opportunity for India to test their preparations for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, which will begin in Australia from next month. Ahead of the World Cup, Team India will try to solve the problem of right combination especially with the middle order.
India’s bowling is strong.
Although some of the fast bowlers were rested in the six matches before the World Cup, except for this, India is going into the ring with its strongest team. After Australia, India will host South Africa for three matches. It is important to maintain the urgency in the T20 format. But captain Rohit Sharma has already made it clear that his players will try to find answers to all questions ahead of the ICC event in Australia. Although India batted well in the Asia Cup, they made a lot of changes this time around. Indian bowling weaknesses were also mentioned in this tournament. But with the return of Harshal Patel and Jasprit Bumrah, the attack got a boost.
Rohit clarified that KL Rahul will open the innings with him in the World Cup, but there is a possibility that Virat Kohli will open the innings with him. Kohli, who scored a century in his last T20I innings, will be the opener. But, Rohit said that such things are seen only in a few matches.
Pant or Karthik in playing 11..
While the top four batsmen in India’s batting order are fixed, it is yet to be decided whether Rishabh Pant or Dinesh Karthik will be selected as the wicket-keeper in the playing eleven. Due to Ravindra Jadeja’s injury, Pant will be selected as a left-hander. The reason is that Karthik can be preferred. Karthik was chosen for the role of the finisher. He did not get a chance to bat in the Asia Cup. But, the team management may give him some time at the crease in the next couple of weeks. Deepak Hooda played in all the Super Four matches in the Asia Cup. But, his role in the team is not clear.
Controversy over the bowling pair..
Jadeja was injured in the Asia Cup and the bowling balance in the team was disturbed. India had to play with five bowlers. There is no sixth option in bowling. If Akshar Patel, who replaces Hardik Pandya and Jadeja, is included in the playing eleven, India will have an additional bowling option. There may be two spinners in the form of Akshar and Yuzvendra Chahal along with the fast bowling of Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal and Hardik. The team management will prepare the team combination for these matches keeping in mind the Australian conditions.
Focus on Finch, David..
On the other hand, Australia came to India without some key players including David Warner. While Warner was rested, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis and Mitchell Marsh were given time to recover from injuries. All eyes will be on captain Aaron Finch, who recently retired from ODIs due to his consistent poor form. He will try to get back into form before the World Cup. All eyes are also on Tim David, another player who will be making his Australian debut after playing international cricket for Singapore.
Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Akshar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar , Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav.
India Probable Playing XI – Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Akshar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal