India key players in India Vs Australia T20 – With the much awaited T20 series between India and Australia coming Sunday, the Indian side will have its sights set on the pivotal players from their contingent to continue their emphatic record.
Out of the 8 matches Australia has played in India, they have a middling record; having won just 3 of them, losing 4 times to India. This two-match series, India will be looking to continue their illustrious supremacy against Australia with yet another comprehensive showing.
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The series promises to see some mesmerizing performances from the best players in the world. We take a look at the key players for India in this series:
India key players in India Vs Australia T20
Making a comeback to the Indian side in more than a month, the Indian captain who swept all the awards at the ICC ceremony has taken the cricketing fraternity away with his scintillating form in all three formats of the game. He’s been playing a range of shots only he’s capable of in any pitch on the world, flicking, driving, pulling and cutting the ball in only a manner he can.
Back on his home ground, Kohli has always put in an extra bit in his game when the identity of the opposition is Australia. He has been the most successful player of the two sides, having amassed a staggering 488 runs at an average of 61.00 and an impressive strike rate of 142.69 in 14 T20 matches.
Having endured a not so impressive showing in the T20 series against New Zealand, Rohit will be looking to ensure that he does some good job and. Having played 18 T20 matches between the two nations, he has the maximum appearances in the matches between India and Australia.
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The leading wicket-taker in India-Australia T20 matches with 12 wickets in 9 matches at an average of 21.33, Bumrah has made massive strides in recent times to announce himself in style on the world stage. Believed to be the best fast bowler in the world currently by many, Bumrah wreaked havoc in Australia’s batting line-up not too long back as he picked up most number of wickets in the test series between the two sides to take India to their first series win in the country in 71 years.
In the shortest format of the game, Bumrah’s massive skill set serves him to perfection. He has the incredible ability to mix up deliveries as per the situation of the game and an immaculate yorker, one not many find easy to negotiate. As he returns to the helm of the Indian pace attack expect another wondrous showing from him in the series.
The most improved player for India in the recent times, ever since recuperating from his injury, Shami has shone for the country. The Australian and New Zealand series has helped him reaffirm his spot for a regular place in India’s playing side for the world cup.
With Bhuvneshwar rested for the T20 series, the two matches are a huge chance for Shami to continue impressing and seal his berth for the world cup. His performances will be vital to India and if he gets going, he and Bumrah can in tandem keep tightening the screws from either end.