The ODI series is now done and dusted. With Australia winning it 2-1. We now move on to the T20I series in which the 1st T20I will be played at Manuka Oval on friday. The Indians will certainly be looking to win the T20I series after a tough loss in the ODI’s. A lot will be expected from Skipper Virat Kohli and Vice Captain KL Rahul. For Australia, although David Warner is not available for the T20I’s but yet they look like a well settled side. Deepak Chahar, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar will be few of the new names who will be available for selection in the T20I series for Team India. Whereas Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill and Shardul Thakur will be unavailable. On the other hand Australia will miss the services of David Warner and Pat Cummins.
Match: Australia vs India, 1st T20I
Date: 4th December 2020, at 1:40 PM IST
Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra
Pitch Report of Manuka Oval:
As seen in the 3rd ODI, although its a high scoring pitch. But there is something available for both Batsman and Bowlers. In the 3rd ODI, the pacers got some extra bounce. While the spinners found a bit of grip from the pitch. Since its a evening match, teams will certainly try to bowl first after winning the toss. Since its a used pitch something around 160-170 would be a good score considering the long boundaries as well.
Predicted playing XI:
Australia : Darcy Short/Mathew Wade, Aaron Finch(C), Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (WK), Cameron Green, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa and Sean Abbott.
India : Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul (WK), Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah and T Natarajan.
Fantasy Suggestion 1:
KL Rahul (WK), Aaron Finch (VC), Virat Kohli (C), Steve Smith, Shreyas Iyer, Glenn Maxwell, Hardik Pandya, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Jasprit Bumrah and T Natarajan.
Fantasy Suggestion 2:
KL Rahul (WK & VC), Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli, Steve Smith (C), Manish Pandey, Glenn Maxwell, Hardik Pandya, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Jasprit Bumrah and T Natarajan.