This series will serve as ideal preparation for both teams for the T20 World Cup 2022 before heading into the marquee event Down Under next month.
Pitching a quick summary, Australia last played a T20I series in June against Sri Lanka and won the three-match series by a 2-1 margin. They have recently decimated New Zealand in the three-match ODI series.
However, winning a T20I series against Men in Blue on the Indian turf, that too without the services of their key players like David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, and Marcus Stoinis is going to be a tough nut to crack for Aussies.
Speaking of India, they were recently blown away by Sri Lanka and Pakistan in the Super-4 encounters of the Asia Cup which saw them getting knocked out of the continental tournament.
Their frontline pacers, Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel, who were earlier ruled out of Asia Cup 2022 are all set to make a return to the Indian setup.
Talking about their head-to-head records, both the teams have faced each other 21 times in the shortest format of the game, where India holds a massive edge of 13 wins while Australia has managed to win nine.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads, player records/stats and dream11 fantasy team predictions for the 1st T20I of the Australia tour of India, 2022.
IND vs AUS Match Details
- Match: India vs Australia, 1st T20I
- Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
- Time: 7:00 PM (IST) / 1:30 PM (GMT)
- Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
The surface at Mohali beckons a high-scoring contest on Tuesday. It’s a complete batting surface with a little help available for the bowlers. The batters will get complete value for their shots, and the team winning the toss will look to bowl first.
IND vs AUS Probable Playing XI
India Playing XI
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant/Dinesh Karthik (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, R Ashwin/Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Jasprit Bumrah.
Australia Playing XI
Aaron Finch (C), Matthew Wade (WK), Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Cameron Green, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Daniel Sams, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
- Total matches played: 5
- Matches won batting first: 2
- Matches won bowling first: 3
- Average 1st Innings scores: 177
- Average 2nd Innings scores: 170
- Highest total recorded: 211/4 (19.1 Ov) by IND vs SL
- Highest score chased : 211/4 (19.1 Ov) by IND vs SL
- Lowest score defended: 180/5 (20 Ov) by NZ vs PAK
India & Australia Last 5 Matches Stats
IND vs AUS Player Record/Stats (Must Picks)
|Player||Stats (T20I Career)|
|Virat Kohli||3584 Runs|
|Rohit Sharma||3620 Runs|
|Hardik Pandya||884 Runs & 54 Wickets|
|Steven Smith||928 Runs|
|Bhuvneshwar Kumar||84 Wickets|
|Jasprit Bumrah||69 Wickets|
|Josh Hazlewood||46 Wickets|
IND vs AUS Captaincy Picks
- Virat Kohli
- Glenn Maxwell
- Rohit Sharma
IND vs AUS Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team Suggestion 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Matthew Wade
- Batters: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Steven Smith, KL Rahul
- All-Rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Hardik Pandya
- Bowlers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Jasprit Bumrah
- Captain: Virat Kohli
- Vice-Captain: Glenn Maxwell
Fantasy Team Suggestion 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Rishabh Pant
- Batters: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Steven Smith
- All-Rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Hardik Pandya, Daniel Sams
- Bowlers: Josh Hazlewood, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Jasprit Bumrah
- Captain: Rohit Sharma
- Vice-Captain: Steven Smith
Probable Winner Of The Match
India is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.