Visakhapatnam, 24 February at 07:00 PM IST
Skipper Virat Kohli returns to the helm as India gear up to take on Australia in the first of the two-match T20I series at Visakhapatnam on Sunday. Australians would be relieved for India’s talismanic spinner Kuldeep Yadav has been given rest but at the same time, they have to deal with refreshed Jasprit Bumrah.
Aussie riding high on Big Bash form
The touring Australians would look to make the most of Big Bash form, with the likes of D’Arcy Short, Kane Richardson, Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell all having an excellent run. If they can carry on from where they left at the BBL 08, the hosts could find it difficult to get them under control.
Pitch conditions – Visakhapatnam has been kind to the batsmen. However, there is always some purchase for the spinners.
Head-to-head (last five T20Is)
Australia – 2, India – 1, No Result – 2
India – L W L W L
Australia – L W L L L
India have to choose between Dinesh Karthik and KL Rahul for a slot in the middle order.
Likewise, Shaun Marsh and Ashton Turner are fighting for a spot in Australia’s middle order.
Peter Handscomb is reported to make T20I debut and may be asked to keep wickets.
BREAKING: Mayank Markande is all set to make his T20I debut. Presented with International cap.
The probable lineups for India vs Australia 1st T20I at Visakhapatnam
IND Playing 11:
AUS Playing 11
Australia T20I squad: Aaron Finch(c), Alex Carey, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, 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
India T20I squad: Virat (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (WK), Krunal Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Sidharth Kaul and Mayank Markande.
Wicket-keeper – There is a chance Peter Handscomb would keep wickets for Australia. We’d recommend you go with MS Dhoni to be on the safer side.
Batsmen – Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Aaron Finch would be the top picks among the batsmen.
All-rounders – Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell bring the X-factor to the table and must be picked.
Bowlers- Jasprit Bumrah, Pat Cummins and Yuzvendra Chahal would be the first three options.
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