Match Preview – India vs Australia, Australia at India 2022, 1 T20I

The Big Picture

After the 2021 T20 World Cup, India played a total of 29 T20Is headed for the series. Meanwhile, Australia played only nine matches. Regardless of their preparations, Australia may appear in their usual confident fashion at the T20 World Cup – but this time they will have to defend the title in their own backyard. And they have a lot more to understand than their more prepared opponents.

In an age of crappy cricket calendars and schedules, it seems quite surprising that these two teams haven’t played each other in T20I since December 2020. India That lost streak won 2-1while Australia She won the last T20I series They played in India, in February 2019. Also, how can we forget who – which Match in Mohali when Virat Kohli Australia left speechless? Regardless of the format, the meetings between these two countries have always been high-octane and highly competitive, and this series should not be any different, provided Australia can overcome some choice questions.

their captain Aaron FinchThe latter format seems to be among the biggest concerns. Stephen Smith‘s Average strike rate It also raised questions about his place in the eleventh. and Australia Without the injured trio From Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Marsh, and Marcus Stoinis in the series, while David Warner rests. The team playing in this series looks very different from Australia’s first World Cup team. But it does give Australia space to experiment with backups, but they will also want to build winning momentum. They have five more games after this series – a series of two matches against the West Indies and three T20I matches against England at home – before the T20 World Cup.

It will be fun to see How is Tim David?, which will be in Australia’s colors for the first time, fits the international setup. Australia is also likely to try Josh Inglis, which makes it open alongside Finch. Finch said there will be a lot of “mixing and matching” ahead of the World Cup.

In the meantime, India has had some time to figure out what worked with them and, more importantly, what didn’t. They are back home after some travel, having won the T20I duo series in Ireland, England and the Caribbean. But it was their last preparations – in the Asian Cup – that left them main socket.

After the exit of the Asian Super Cup 4, captain Rohit Sharma He said India “stabilized 90-95%” Before the T20 World Cup. Their aggressive approach has worked fairly well. Kohli has finally reached his level, so his place in XI – at least for now – is no longer a debate. They are entering the series with the strongest band available and will be looking to focus primarily on clarifying roles.

The return of Jaspreet Pomrah and Harshal Patel means that Hardik Pandya no longer has to be the third tailor on the side. India will also want to see how they can better use the likes of allrounders Axar Patel and Deepak Hooda. Rohit was obvious Kuala Lumpur has Rahul’s support as the opening. For Pant, India hopes he will do well in this series. India still have a series at home against South Africa to go ahead of the T20 World Cup to bolster their plans.

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in the spotlight

All eyes will be on Tim David, who will be looking to display his power-hitting skills, this time in the colors of Australia. The Singapore-born hitter has impressed in several T20 competitions, most recently in the IPL as well, and will look to replicate his success on the international stage. Aside from his big-hitting skills, his ability to counter both spinners and fasts makes him a must-see on the T20 side. He averages 32.48 with a 164.12 strike rate in T20s. He will likely occupy a mid-ranking position in the absence of Stoines in the series. But Australia will not be able to accommodate him if both Stoines and Marsh are fit when the World Cup starts. Smith’s position looks a bit weak so far – but he also has a reputation for being the anchor in the starting line-up – so it remains to be seen how Australia will fit David into the starting line-up at the World Cup.

Rishiba pant He was completely unable to live up to expectations in the T20 format. In the T20Is since 2020, he has averaged just 27.63 and scored 129.95 in 32 innings. In the AFC Asian Cup, Pant had to be brought into the starting line-up in place of Dinesh Karthik after Ravindra Jadega was injured as India wanted to hit his left hand in the middle. But he was only able to score 17 and 14 against Sri Lanka and Pakistan respectively in Super 4. While the presence of Pant and Karthik in the squad provides them flexibility, it appears that India can currently only accommodate one of the two in the eleventh. Pant will have to use his time in the middle in the upcoming T20Is to get back into shape before the T20 World Cup.

Team news

Umesh Yadav, who was originally supposed to undergo rehabilitation for a quadruple injury in Bengaluru, He was called into the team After Mohamed El-Shamy tested positive for Covid-19. But with Bumrah and Harshall back, India is unlikely to play Umesh in the starting line-up.

India (Possible): 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 KL Rahul, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Hardik Pandya, 6 Rishabh Pant/Dinesh Karthik (wk), 7 Axar Patel, 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Deepak Chahar, 9 Harshal Patel, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Jaspreet Pomerah

With Marsh absent, Smith will hit third against India. David looks set to make his debut in Australia in the middle rankings. Australia are also likely to play Inglis – who has so far played third and middle in the T20Is – as opener and push Matthew Wade down the rankings. Impressive with ball and racket, Cameron Green is back in the T20I squad – having played a singles match in April of this year – and is also likely to find a place in the squad.

Australia (Potential): 1 Aaron Finch (capt), 2 Josh Inglis, 3 Steven Smith, 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5 Matthew Wade (wk), 6 Tim David, 7 Cameron Green, 8 Adam Zampa, 9 Pat Cummins, 10 Josh Hazlewood, 11 Shaun Abbott

Venue and conditions

Partly cloudy and humid weather is expected with a 25% chance of rain in the evening. In the T20s since 2018, the stalking team has won seven out of 11 matches on the ground. On the eve of the match, Finch said the wicket had “a little bit of grass.”

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  • quotes

    “…We just know what role is expected of each person. Everyone is trying to give their best, and the player will not succeed every time. This is the kind of environment we have created, and the players are not afraid to play it or the players are not afraid to make mistakes.”
    Kuala Lumpur Rahul Constant criticism from abroad

    “The last thing you want to do is have an injury derail your entire campaign because you are immersed in playing one style of cricket or one team structure.”
    Aaron Finch Open to the eleventh experience

    Sruthi Ravindranath is sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo