IND vs AUS 1st T20I Live Score: The ‘Men in Blue’ is all set to take on the ‘Men in Yellow’ in a three-match T20I series ahead of the T20 World Cup 2022. The first match of the T20I series will be played at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Tuesday, September 20th.
IND vs AUS 1st T20I Live Score: India Preview
The Indian team is marching into this Series on the back of a disappointing campaign in the Asia Cup 2022. India started their Asia Cup campaign on a high note by clearing the group stage but failed to capitalize on the good start as they suffered consecutive defeats at the hands of Pakistan & Sri Lanka in the Super 4 stage & were eventually knocked out of the tournament.
Heading into the home T20I series against Australia, India will aim to zero down their ideal Playing XI ahead of the prestigious T20 World Cup 2022. India will field a full-fledged squad for the T20I series with Jasprit & Harshal returning to the squad after recovering from injuries. Notably, Mohammad Shami who was named for the Australia T20I series has been ruled out due to COVID-19. Umesh Yadav will replace the veteran pacer in the India Squad. India’s bowling attack looks lethal with Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Harshal Patel alongside Yuzvendra Chahal in the line-up
While on the batting front, Rohit Sharma & KL Rahul need to return back to scoring terms if they aim to post competitive scores against Australia. Virat Kohli too looks in good form after registering his much-awaited 71st ton during India’s last fixture of the Asia Cup 2022 against Afghanistan. Heading into the T20I series against Australia, India & Co would aim to click in unison to register a triumph over Australia.
On the other hand, Australia hasn’t played much in the T20I format this year. Their last T20I series was against Sri Lanka in June which they won by a 2-1 score. Since T20 World Cup 2021, Australia has featured in just nine T20Is out of which they won seven & lost two. This T20I series would act as a great opportunity for the Kangaroo team to prepare themselves ahead of the T20 World Cup 2022 on their home turf.
Australia will miss the services of opener David Warner who has been rested from the tour. Josh Inglis is likely to open the series along with Finch in the absence of Warner. Meanwhile, Tim David has received his maiden call-up to the National team. Pat Cummins returns to the side, with Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa, and Ashton Agar as bowling partners. Any one of Daniel Sams & Kane Richardson might get a place in the Playing XI for the first T20I. On the other hand, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, and Mitchell Starc will miss the India T20I series on the basis of fitness grounds.
IND vs AUS 1st T20I Live Score: Probable Playing XI
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
Aaron Finch (c), Josh Inglis, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson/Daniel Sams, Josh Hazlewood