India Vs Australia first T20 preview and other match highlights:
- India and Australia will play the first T20 on 21 November
- The match scheduled to take place tomorrow will begin at 1:20 pm IST at the Brisbane Cricket Ground
- The two sides will be a three-match T20 series before going onto clash in a three-match test and five-match ODI series
Come 21 November, India and Australia will resume one of cricket’s biggest rivalries in the first T20 of the three-match series. The Brisbane Cricket Ground will see two of the biggest sides in international cricket trudge it out against each other with both looking to prove a point. While for India it is a chance to set right a sketchy overseas record, the Australians will look at the series as an opportunity to get things back on track for themselves after having suffered disappointing results in recent series.
Going ahead with India Vs Australia first T20 preview; after a successful series against West Indies at home, that saw India complete a rare trio of victories in all of its three formats of the game, the focus on the Indian cricket team shifts on their tour of Australia. A tour that will extend to 2019 will see the sub-continent giants take on an opponent who has been suffering ever since the bans on David Warner and Steve Smith due to ball tampering.
A highly successful record for the Indians in the shortest format of the game makes them favourite going into the series. With 13 wins in 16 matches in T20s this year, the world number 2 side boast of a deadly combination of a rich inform batting order and an economical, wicket-taking bowling unit.
The key for the Indians come the first T20 and the entirety of the series will be Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. The two have been the mainstay of India’s batting order throughout the year, helping the side not only rocket towards massive totals but also guide India to successful massive run chases. If the duo gets going, no conditions can stop the Indians from ending the year on a high in the 20 over the format of the game.
We expect the Indians to go in with a combination of three pacers on a Brisbane pitch that will offer more than its share of purchase to the pacers. Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav should comprise the bowling attack with spin duo Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal looking to put the brakes on the Australian innings.
Meanwhile, for Australia, the year has been one to forget for them. Having endured a terrible spell in T20 internationals, the latest a defeat by South Africa on home soil, the hosts know the series against a high flying Indian side will be a stern test of their capabilities. Aaron Finch, Aston Agar, Billy Stanlake and Chris Lynn will be the key men for Australia in the series, one the home side will be relying heavily on upon.
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The first T20 international will take place tomorrow, Wednesday with the match scheduled for a 1:20 pm IST start. The match will be broadcasted on Sony Ten 1, 2/HD in both English and Hindi commentary with the pre-match show beginning at 12:30 pm IST. Follow our live feed on tentaran.com and Twitter for a ball by ball updates of the match.
India T20I Squad: Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, K Khaleel Ahmed
Australia T20I Squad: Aaron Finch(c), Alex Carey, Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, D Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa
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