India vs Australia (INDvAUS): The 1st T20I of Australia tour of India will be played between IND vs AUS, the match will start at 07:30 PM (IST) on 20 September 2022 at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, India
IND vs ENG 1st T20
Date: 20 September, 2022
Time: 07:30 AM (IST)
Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, India
TV: Star Sports Network
Live Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar
- Virat Kohli is in top form once more and that is a huge plus for India
- Australia’s all-rounders give it exceptional depth in the batting and a lot of bowling options
- India is playing in home conditions where it is very tough to beat
IND vs AUS Analysis
Indis vs Australia kicks off in Mohali with a lot at stake for both teams. The T20 World Cup 2022 is just around the corner and every single match from here on in is going to be played with that in mind. Two of the strong contenders for the title, India and Australia, are going to be playing a three-match T20 series where both teams will try to fine-tune their combinations.
India may be the favorite at all the cricket betting sites but Australia is the defending T20 World Cup Champion and filled with players that have played an incredible amount of cricket in India.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The conditions in Mohali are expected to be perfect for cricket. There is no rain predicted and while the weather will be a bit hot in the day, it should improve as the night falls. Dew could play a part and make it tough for the team bowling second.
The average score here is around 177 but we think teams will have to look towards 190-200 to feel comfortable defending.
India suffered an early exit in the Asia Cup but we still think it played some excellent cricket, especially with the bat. There are a couple of questions that it has to answer.
- Should Virat Kohli open the batting?
- DK or Pant or both?
- Who are India’s best three fast-bowlers for Australia?
- One Spinner or two?
From this series, we do expect India to start playing a full-strength team in most matches. To start out, we think Rohit Sharma, Kl Rahul, and Virat Kohli will be the top-3. There is a lot of noise on social media that these three cannot fit into the T20 team together.
If there is a player that will go then that’s KL Rahul but we think that is unlikely. KL Rahul’s ability against pace and bounce will be crucial in Australia but he will be required to score quicker.
SKY and Hardik Pandya are certainties in the middle-order. With Axar Patel likely to play at number 7, there is just one position open for DK or Pant. We think India will go with Dinesh Karthik and allow him the opportunity to present his case.
This is a strong batting lineup with a decent amount of depth. Axar at 7 is a step down from Jadeja and that is where India may find it tough to continue its high-risk attack strategy if it loses early wickets.
The return of Jasprit Bumrah could not have come at a better stage. He is India’s premier T20 bowler and needs some time in the middle before the T20 World Cup. We think Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Harshal Patel will be the preferred combination for India. If Bhuvneshwar Kumar is rested, then Deepak Chahar is an excellent option.
At home, India is going to be hard to stop. Its batting is strong with Virat Kohli in form and its bowling is also stronger than what we saw in the Asia Cup.
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(wk), Dinesh Kartik, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Australia has rested David Warner for this series. It is also going to be without Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Starc, and Marcus Stoinis. All four of these players are certain starters in a full-strength Australian team and so the playing eleven for the series against India is going to be quite different than what we see in the T20 World Cup.
We think this Australian team will have a tough time competing against India. Aaron Finch is going through a terrible run of form, Steve Smith is not a top-rated T20 player, and Matthew Wade’s history against spin is not great either.
Josh Inglis could open the batting, Cameron Green could replace Mitchell Marsh, and Tim David will replace Marcus Stoinis. To be fair, all three of these players are world-class but they are short of experience at the top level.
Tim David lit up the IPL the last time around and it will be interesting to see if he can convert his big-hitting exploits from the T20 leagues to international cricket as well.
While the Aussie batting seems a bit undercooked, its bowling is very strong. Josh Hazelwood, Pat Cummins, and Adam Zampa are sure to start. We think Kane Richardson is probably going to be the third seamer with Green, Maxwell, and even David chipping in as needed.
Australia has a great set of all-rounders and that will allow it to play a very deep batting lineup. Whether the inexperience in the team ends up costing it is going to be the question.
Probable XI: Aaron Finch (c), Steven Smith, Josh Inglish, Mattew Wade(wk), Tim David, Glenn Maxwell, Deniel Sams, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa
IND vs AUS: Fantasy Team
Captain Options– Virat Kohli
Vice-Captain Options– Rohit Sharma
Please check the team once when Playing XI Announced.
India: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul (vc), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.
Australia: Aaron Finch(c), Steven Smith, Josh Inglish, Mattew Wade(wk), Tim David, Glenn Maxwell, Deniel Sams, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Kane Richardson, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa