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Australia is set to tour India for two T20 internationals and five one-day internationals between February 24 and March 13. Australia's tour of India will begin with the T20I series; the opening game will be played on February 24 in Visakhapatnam and the second on February 27 in Bengaluru. The ODI series will kick off from March 2 with the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad hosting the first match. Nagpur, Ranchi and Mohali will host the subsequent games respectively while the fifth and final ODI is scheduled to be played at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi.

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Australia tour of India 2019, T20 & ODI Schedule & Fixtures

Date Match details Time
Feb 24, Sun India vs Australia, 1st T20I
Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
7:00 PM
01:30 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Feb 27, Wed India vs Australia, 2nd T20I
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
7:00 PM
01:30 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Mar 02, Sat India vs Australia, 1st ODI
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
1:30 PM
08:00 AM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL
Mar 05, Tue India vs Australia, 2nd ODI
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur
1:30 PM
08:00 AM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL
Mar 08, Fri India vs Australia, 3rd ODI
JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
1:30 PM
08:00 AM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL
Mar 10, Sun India vs Australia, 4th ODI
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
1:30 PM
08:00 AM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL
Mar 13, Wed India vs Australia, 5th ODI
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
1:30 PM
08:00 AM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL

India Team Preview

Team News

The Indian team has rested Kuldeep Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the T20I series while dropping Mohammed Siraj, Khaleel Ahmed and Shubman Gill for the entire limited-overs series. Bhuvneshwar has also been rested for the first two ODIs with Sidharth Kaul set to replace him. Dinesh Karthik has been retained for the twenty-over format but has not been picked for the longer format. Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul have been included for both the series while Umesh Yadav has been recalled for T20Is only. Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of both the series with back stiffness and he has been replaced by allrounder Ravindra Jadeja in the ODI squad. India have not named his replacement for the T20Is.

Recent T20 and ODI Form

India have been showing impressive form in the limited-overs format for quite some time now. They have won eight, drawn two and lost lost just one of their last eleven T20I series. Their record in the fifty-over format reads even better with ten wins in the last eleven series. The men-in-blue are coming off a successful tour of New Zealand where they crushed the Kiwis 4-1 in the ODIs. They, however, faced a narrow defeat in their final game of the tour to go down 1-2 in what was a hard-fought T20I series.

Key Players

India's batting will rely mainly on the likes of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni. Kohli and Rohit are the top two ODI batsmen in the world and they can help the team pile up huge totals if not dismissed early in their innings. Dhoni adds strength and stability to the middle order and his role will become even more important should India lose a few early wickets. Ambati Rayudu topped the runs charts in the recent ODI series against New Zealand and he will be India's key man at number four in the fifty-over format.

Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal form a potent Indian bowling attack. Jasprit Bumrah is currently the best bowler in ODI cricket and he is going to be the biggest headache for the Australian batsmen throughout this limited-overs series. Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are fourth and fifth respectively in the ICC ODI bowling rankings and the wrist-spin duo is likely to cause plenty of problems for the tourists in the middle overs in the longer version of the game. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will return for the final three ODIs and the swing bowler will be India's best bet to strike early with the new ball.

Australia Team Preview

Team News

Australia have named a 15-man squad for the T20I series and a 16-man squad for the succeeding ODI series. Shaun Marsh was initially included in both the squads. However, the veteran batsman will not be available for the T20Is due to personal reasons and is expected to join the team from the third one-day international. D'Arcy Short has been added to the ODI squad as a back-up for Marsh. Meanwhile, fast bowler Mitchell Starc has been ruled out of the entire tour due to a pectoral injury he had sustained during the second test against Sri Lanka. The Australian selectors have left out allrounder Mitchell Marsh along with pace bowlers Billy Stanlake and Peter Siddle and have recalled Kane Richardson and Nathan Coulter-Nile.

Recent T20 and ODI Form

Australia's white-ball form has not been that great in recent times. They have won just one of their last six T20I series and have lost each of their last six bilateral ODI series. Their previous limited-overs series came against India at home recently. While the three-match T20I series ended in a 1-1 draw, the three-match ODI series was won by India 2-1. Before that, the Aussies hosted South Africa and lost both the T20I and the ODI series.

Key Players

Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis and Usman Khawaja will hold the key for Australia on this tour as far as their batting is concerned. Finch is the leading run-getter in both the formats of the game from the current Australian squads. The opening batsman's form has been shoddy of late and the visitors will have their fingers crossed in the hope that he returns to his best at the start of this series. Maxwell scored the most runs for the team in the home T20I series against India and he will be a big threat for the Indian bowlers, especially in the T20 format. Marsh topped the runs charts in the following ODI series where he hit a century and a fifty in three matches and he will be Australia's biggest hope with the bat in the longer format.

Australia have plenty of talent in their bowling department and India will be particularly wary of their pace attack. Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff and Marcus Stoinis will be the go-to men for the Aussies with the ball. Richardson troubled the Indian batsmen the most in the recent ODI series and it will be up to him and Behrendorff to provide the breakthroughs with the new ball. Cummins looked very sharp in the test series and his role will become even more important here in the absence of Mitchell Starc. Stoinis is another integral part of this Australian side due to his allround abilities. Not only he can add those crucial runs in the middle order with the bat but he can also break prospering partnerships with the ball in crunch situations to bring his team back into the game.

Australia Tour of India 2019 Squads

Australia T20 Squad

Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey, Usman Khawaja, D'Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Peter Handscomb, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Ashton Turner, Adam Zampa

Australia ODI Squad

Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, D'Arcy Short, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa

India T20 Squad

Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Krunal Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mayank Markande

India ODI Squad (First Two Matches)

Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal

India vs Australia T20 Series Betting Odds

India are coming into the T20I series as overwhelming favorites to win at odds of 2.25 on Betway and 2.37 on Bet365. Australia are the underdogs at a much higher price of 6 and 5.50 with the respective bookmakers. Betway and Bet365 are offering odds of 2.25 and 2.20 respectively for the T20I series to end in a draw.

India vs Australia T20 Series Prediction

Australia are yet to win a T20 international series in India. The two countries have played three T20I series against each other in India before. The first two of those were just one-off matches in 2007 and 2013 which the hosts won by seven wickets and six wickets respectively while the third was a series of three matches played in October 2017 which ended in a 1-1 draw. The two teams played their most recent T20I series against each other last year in November in Australia and that too resulted in a draw. The Aussies have an ordinary record in this format and they barely managed to prevent a series defeat against India in their own conditions. The hosts are coming off a series loss to New Zealand but they will be very hard to beat at home and we expect them to win this upcoming two-match T20I series.

India vs Australia ODI Series Prediction

India have been on a roll in the fifty-over format and have won their previous three bilateral ODI series as opposed to Australia who have been struggling in the absence of Steven Smith and David Warner. There will also be a lot of pressure on the Aussies who have lost their last six bilateral ODI series in a row. India emerged as the better side when the two teams met recently in Australia and the visitors have faced series defeats on their last three tours to India. Australia will need their batsmen to overcome their weakness against spin in the subcontinent conditions and they will need their bowlers to remove India's top three early on each time to have any chance of winning. The hosts will be all fired up after having decimated New Zealand in their own den and it will be very surprising if they don't go on to register their seventh successive ODI series win at home.

Final Verdict: Back India to win the T20 series at 2.25 with Betway and 2.37 with Bet365.
Back India to win the ODI series.

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