Australia Win Toss, Opt To Bowl First Against India

IND vs AUS LIVE: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of India vs Australia 1st T20 International match. 

The Rohit Sharma-led men in blue will be facing Australia in a three-match T20 series starting on Tuesday, September 20 at  IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.  The series against Australia and South Africa will be the final rehearsal for the Indian team ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022.

This series will give an opportunity to the head coach Rahul Dravid and skipper Rohit Sharma to experiment with their bench strengths.  Team India had a terrible run at the recently passed Asia Cup 2022. Questions were asked about the team combination that Rohit’s Indian team followed. Almost in all the matches, they played different players. It will be interesting to see what team combination the Indian team will go with. As far as bowling is concerned, Umesh Yadav has chipped in for Md Shami, who got Covid Positive.

Coming to the first T20 against Australia, the biggest headache for the team management is to decide who will get a chance between DK and Pant in the playing XI. Dinesh Karthik has not got a chance to show his finesse as a finisher. It will be exciting to see who will finish the match on Tuesday.

On the other side, all eyes will be on Tim David, Nathan Ellis, and Cameroon Green as they have replaced the stalwarts like Mitchell Starc and Mitch Marsh in the squad.

India vs Australia 1st T20I | Squads

India Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Dinesh Karthik, Ravichandran Ashwin, Deepak Chahar, Deepak Hooda, Umesh Yadav

Australia Squad: Aaron Finch(c), Matthew Wade(w), Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Cameron Green, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Josh Inglis, Nathan Ellis