The India and Australia will lock horns in the Warmup matches of the T20 World Cup 2021. Both teams are coming into this game after securing victory in their last league match. They produced fine batting performances to win the match and would surely need to improve their bowling.
The Indian team won their first warmup match by 7 wickets against England. The best performers for the team were KL Rahul and Mohammed Shami. While the key contributors for the Australia team were Steve Smith and Adam Zampa.
India won the first warm-up game against the England team and they did chase a big score comfortably in the last over. India’s bowling was a bit of concern, as they got hit for some pretty good runs and had England’s batting going on for a lot more. Batting department had started very well with KL Rahul(51) and Ishan Kishan (70) came out guns blazing, with two fantastic knocks. In the bowling unit, Shami picked 3 wickets.
Australia just came over the line in the last game with Agar finishing the last over with two must needed fours to take his team home. David Warner’s form is now becoming a concerning topic for everyone, he is going through a terrible form and will need to get back to his good in this one. Bowling was pretty decent and had good outcomes flowing through. Steve Smith was the top scorer with 35 runs, while Richardson scalped 3 wickets.
The Indian team is predicted to win this match due to the fine balance and the presence of quality players in their ranks. They are also coming into this game after playing well in the IPL 2021, and the victory against England would boost them and inbuilt confidence in the batting department. While the Australian team is likely to welcome IPL stars Maxwell and Hazlewood, who performed quite well and are likely to make the Australian team strong. But, the players like Finch and Warner have to come back to their natural self to secure a win for Australia against India.
According to Betway, the betting odds are at 1.53: 2.40 for India and Australia respectively. This means the people think that the Indian team is winning the match in a comfortable fashion. While they would get more if they bet on the Australian team. This is due to the fact that the Indian team have a quality performers and have experience of playing in the similar conditions of United Arab Emirates. While the Australia team will look to be proficient in the bowling department to contain he star studded line up of the Indian team to win this fixture.
India and Australia are arch rivals and have had some big rivalries at T20 world cup. Both are coming off a win in their first warm-up game, and will look to be unbeaten before kicking off the world cup campaign. Australia have a terrific squad as well, but most of their players have not played a lot of cricket in recent times and some are coming off the IPL, so will be in a good touch. India will likely give chances to the players, who did not play in the first warm-up. In this purpose, Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma are expected to back. While Glenn Maxwell and Josh Hazlewood will be back for Australia.
1. KL Rahul
2. Rohit Sharma
3. Virat Kohli (c)
4. Ishan Kishan
5. Rishabh Pant (wk)
6. Hardik Pandya
7. Ravindra Jadeja
8. Mohammed Shami
9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
10. Jasprit Bumrah
11. Varun Chakravarthy
Rahul is the best pick for this match due to his terrific hitting form for the past 2 months. In the last fixture, he scored a quick fire half century which helped the team to chase down the total of 188 runs.
Shami has been bowling really well in the T20 format in this year with the new as well as old ball. He has used variations and nail biting yorkers well to dismiss the batters.
The super striker of the ball is expected to be back in the Playing 11 for this fixture. He was terrific form in the IPL 2021, with 500+ runs and will be the biggest hope for the Australian cricket fans.
The spinner will be crucial for the team in the pitches assisting the spinners, and has a good track record in this format as well. In the last fixture against New Zealand, he picked up 2 wickets with a fine economy of 4.
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