Welcome to the preview of India vs Australia 2020 1st T20I Match. Two big teams ready to clash with each other in Manuka on the 4th of December. After a big gap, it’s good news for cricket fans as well as fantasy Sports users.
Date: 4th December 2020, at 1:40 PM IST
Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra
In the wake of enduring destruction in the three-match ODI series, Team India will currently take on Australia in a three T20 series beginning Friday (December 4). The guests lost the initial two ODIs while pursuing and just won the third ODI in the wake of picking to bat first. The teams batting originally enlisted a sum of more than 300 on each of the three events and the pursuing sides never moved beyond that absolute.
KL Rahul will open the innings for Team India in T20Is. In middle-order, Kohli can choose either Iyer or Manish Pandey, followed by Pandya at number 5.
Also, Deepak Chahar is an affirmed choice in the playing XI. He is probably going to come in for Jasprit Bumrah, who is expected to be rested. Yuzvendra Chahal will likewise be once more into the playing XI instead of Kuldeep Yadav, who isn’t essential for the T20I crew. KL Rahul will open the innings with Shikhar Dhawan.
Australia won the ODI arrangement 2-1 yet the meeting side figured out how to rescue pride with a success in the last ODI. The Men in Blue will like to proceed with their form and gain success in the opening T20I to pick up a high ground over the home side.
The biggest problem facing Australia is the opening slot, as David Warner is not part of the T20 series. In such a situation, either Marcus Stoinis will have to handle the opening with Aaron Finch, or former captain Steve Smith can also start the innings. Apart from this, the choice of middle-order and wicketkeeper is also a problem for captain Aaron Finch, as both Matthew Wade and Alex Carry are in form.
The pitch gave some assistance to the spinners also, with the ball halting a touch in the middle overs. With this being an evening fixture, the two teams will hope to pursue after winning the toss. 160-170 should be a decent score at this venue, with the two sides hoping to draw in the very first match of the T20I series.
India vs Australia 2020: Key Players
- KL Rahul - Matches: 14, Runs: 670, Avg: 55.83
- Yuzvendra Chahal- Matches: 14, Wickets: 21, Avg: 19.29
- Steve Smith- ODI Matches: 3, Runs: 216, Avg: 72
- Glenn Maxwell - ODI Matches: 3, Runs: 167, SR: 194.19
Probable XI: India vs Australia 2020
India (IND) Probable XI
Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul (WK), Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah and T Natarajan
Australia (AUS) Probable XI
D’Arcy Short/Matt Wade, Aaron Finch (C), Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (WK), Cameron Green, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa, and Sean Abbott
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