The first T20 series between India and Australia is being played at Manuka Oval in Canberra. In the match, Captain Aaron Finch of Australia won the toss and decided to field first.
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Star batsman David Warner, however, is out due to injury. In bowling, Mitchell Starc can make a comeback after being ruled out of the third ODI, while Pat Cummins has been rested due to workload management.
India have a very balanced team in T20. Prior to the Corona epidemic, India had defeated New Zealand in a five-match series and their morale would be high. The Manuka Oval pitch is expected to help both spinners and fast bowlers.
In the batting, KL Rahul can now open the innings with Shikhar Dhawan after landing at number five in ODIs. He also started the innings against New Zealand. He is expected to retain the IPL form in which he scored the most runs this season.
Captain Kohli appeared in one-day form and would like to continue. Shreyas Iyer could not turn a good start into big innings but now would like to score big.
AUS vs IND: First T20 in Canberra, whose weight is heavy?
Teams: India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, T. Natarajan.
Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), Sean Abbott, Ashton Egger, Alex Carrey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschen, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Symes, Ken Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Darcy Short, Adam Zampa.