India vs Australia 1st T20 Dream11 Match Prediction, Top Picks, Playing 11, Head to Head, Captain, Vice Captain, Player Stats, Pitch Report & Weather Update
|India vs Australia, 1st T20I|
|Date||20th September 2022|
|Time||7:30 PM IST, 2:00 PM GMT, 7:30 PM LOCAL|
|Venue||Punjab Cricket Association Is Bindra Stadium, Mohali|
India will face Australia in a high-profile three-match T20I series in the build-up to the T20 World Cup. India had a poor outing in the recently concluded Asia Cup as they failed to reach the final after losing to Pakistan and Sri Lanka in super 4.
The series against Australia won’t be easy but the return of pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel is a big boost as the inexperienced bowling lineup toiled hard in the Asia Cup and was one of the major reasons for the team’s shambolic show.
Australia are the defending world champions and a series win over India will be a massive confidence booster. The team though has been dealt with blows ahead of the series as key players like David Warner, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis and Mitchell Marsh have been ruled out of the series. Still, the team has many match winners and should be able to give a tough fight to India.
The surface in Mohali is one of the fastest wickets in India. The pacers should enjoy their time with the new ball. However, extra pace means that the bowlers have to be tight with their lines else the ball will fly off the bat to the boundary.
The weather will be cloudy and there is a small 20 per cent chance of rain as well. The temperature will be in the mid-20s which will be pleasant for the players.
Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda/Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel/Deepak Chahar/Umesh Yadav
Aaron Finch (c), Jos Inglish, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson
Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of the series due to illness and Umesh Yadav has replaced him in the team. For Australia, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis and David Warner won’t be available.
India and Australia share a big rivalry in international cricket. While Australia have dominated India in ODIs, India have an upper hand in T20Is
|Batters||Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul, Steve Smith|
|All-rounders||Hardik Pandya, Glenn Maxwell (VC)|
|Bowlers||Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood|
Virat Kohli returned to form in the Asia Cup and scored 286 runs in five games, including a magnificent century. Having shrugged off the lean patch, Kohli is expected to continue his golden run in the Australia series as well.
Rohit Sharma has played with intent since the England tour. The new approach means that he is ready to lose his wicket in an attempt to get those extra runs. Even though he hasn’t scored many big knocks, any given day he stays at the wicket for long enough, he will do some serious damage.
Steve Smith has a great record against India in all three formats. Smith will play the anchor role in this Australian lineup. While others will look to keep up the run rate, Smith will hold one end and play throughout the innings. This will give him an opportunity to score big runs.
Glenn Maxwell without a doubt is one of the best players in this format of the game. Maxwell is exceptional when it comes to big hitting and he has developed himself as a very good spinner as well, thus he can contribute massively to Australia’s success.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled well in the Asia Cup but he was taken for runs in the final overs. Yet, he is very good with the new ball and Rohit might use all his overs upfront, especially with Bumrah and Harshal back in the team. Bhuvi can pick up wickets upfront as the new ball moves a lot in Mohali.