The first Twenty20 International against Australia is going to start after a few hours in Ranchi. After 4-1 series defeat to India, Australian are now eyeing to end up the India tour with T20I winning strokes and start the Ashes series with extra confidence. Crucial Ashes series against England has been scheduled to begin next month.
David Saker, the acting head coach, admitted that Steven Smith’s men are demoralised and playing a little bit scared. However, an Australian opener urged his team to be 100 percent if they are to beat India in their own country. Under-strength Australia have five new faces; i.e., Moises Henriques, Tim Paine, Jason Behrendoff, Andrew Tye, Daniel Christian; in the squad.
Probable Indian Team
Virat Kohli (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, , Kedar Jadhav/ Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal/Ashish Nehra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Jasprit Bumrah
Probable Australian Team
David Warner (c), Tim Paine (wk), Travis Head, Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques, Dan Christian, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, and Andrew Tye/Kane Richardson.
On the other hand, the Indian side looks more confident as it is boosted by the ability of Hardik Pandya with both bat and the ball. Pace bowler Ashish Nehra will add more energy to the Indian squad that recently defeated Sri Lanka 0-3 in T20I. Heavy rains have hampered the preparation session in Ranchi. As the game is scheduled for an evening start, we can plan to enjoy the full match. Well, you can explore the latest cricket betting tips for first Twenty20 International between India and Australia on the internet.