India v Australia
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Head To Head:
W – Won; L – Lost; T – Tie; NR – No Result
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India: Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni(w), Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan, Vijay Shankar, Siddarth Kaul
Australia: D Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Aaron Finch(c), Glenn Maxwell, Peter Handscomb(w), Ashton Turner, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa, Shaun Marsh, Alex Carey, Usman Khawaja, Kane Richardson, Nathan Lyon
The 1st T20I was a see-saw encounter that ended in favor of the visitors. There were a a lot of takeaways for both the sides, especially for the home side. Men In Blue started of well in a sluggish pitch and were coasting towards a decent total of 150. KL Rahul, who managed to keep the sexual comments controversy out of his head managed a well compiled 50. Once the top order was removed, the Kangaroos ran through the lower order to restrict them to 126. Indians bowled well throughout the chase, but a counter attack from Glen Maxwell saw Kohli’s men staring at an easy defeat. Maxwell’s unexpected departure and the few quick wickets that followed sent the required rate sky rocketing to 14 needed off the last over with only 3 wickets in hand (And no sepcialist batsman at the crease). Umesh Yadav then bowled an inexplicable over to waste the other’s bowling effort (Especially Bumrah’s).
The news is that Shikar Dhawan may replace slightly off-color Rohit Sharma as the opener. But the actual changes should happen at middle order and the bowling unit. Dinesh Karthik’s usual problems have started coming back again. Even though he is exceptionally talented he doesn’t seem to belong at International level. No wonder he didn’t make it to the World Cup squad. If he plays today, I think it’ll be last time we see him in India colors. The next name is Mayank Markande. I don’t really understand the logic behind his selection into the squad. He bowled mesmerizing spells in his first 4 games in the IPL. Then the batsmen picked his variations and he remained thoroughly useless for the rest of the IPL. He ended as the second costliest bowler in the 1st T20I, even though a spinner bowling on a spin-friendly surface. Then we have Umesh Yadav. Don’t pick him for limited overs matches, please! Keep him only for tests. Last but not the least: MS Dhoni. In my opinion he should have hung up his boots when he won the 2018 IPL. He still runs like a wind between the wickets. But all your offside shots and most of your leg side shots connect to only thin air. If Indians have to take this series a bit seriously and try for a stalemate, they should drop these 4 guys for today’s game. Give the youngsters Kaul and Shankar a chance to prove themselves (again).
Aussies have few problems of their own. Their batting is shaky. Aaron Finch just keeps being useless. After scoring 172 in a T20I against Zimbabwe last July he has managed 8 single digit scores (Including the 3 Ducks), 1 in the tens, 2 in the twenties and a 47. He has scored 133 runs at an average of 11 in 12 innings. A classic case of Captain leading from the front and the team performances reflecting the same.
The important stat affecting this game is all the previous 6 matches between the two sides in India has been won by the chasing side.
Batsman Total Runs: R Pant – Over 18.5 @ 1.83 – Click To Bet with Betway – Checkout the Money-Back Special offer on this match