After losing the ODI World Cup to Australia less than a week ago, Team India will face the same opponent in a T20I series beginning on November 23 at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Vishakapatnam on November 23.
The squad is largely different from the one that played the World Cup. Mostly all the senior players, including Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, have been rested, while Hardik Pandya still continues to recover from injury. Suryakumar Yadav will be at the helm of the team.
Australia have also rested most of their World Cup players. David Warner, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Cameron Green and Josh Hazlewood are among players who have been rested for the series.
After facing a form slump in the World Cup, Steven Smith is expected to open the innings in the T20 series. Travis Head, who was outstanding in the final, is also part of the series and will be at the helm of the team. For India, IPL regulars like Ruturaj Gaikwad, Avesh Khan, Jashasvi Jaiswal and Shivam Dube are part of the squad.
In T20 Internationals, India and Australia have faced each other 26 times. India emerged victorious in 15 matches, while Australia secured wins in 10 encounters. One match produced no result.
Ahead of the first T20I between India and Australia, here is everything you need to know.
India vs Australia injury update
All the players from both squads are fit and available to play this match. Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad are likely to open the innings for India. For Australia, Steven Smith and Mathhew Short are likely to open the innings.
India vs Australia predicted XI
India predicted XI: 1 Ishan Kishan (wk), 2 Ruturaj Gaikwad, 3 Suryakumar Yadav (c), 4 Tilak Varma, 5 Shivam Dube, 6 Rinku Singh, 7 Axar Patel, 8 Ravi Bishnoi, 9 Arshdeep Singh, 10 Prasidh Krishna, 11 Mukesh Kumar
Australia predicted XI: 1 Steven Smith, 2 Matthew Short, 3 Aaron Hardie, 4 Josh Inglis, 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Tim David, 7 Matthew Wade (c, wk), 8 Sean Abbott, 9 Nathan Ellis, 10 Jason Behrendorff, 11 Tanveer Sangha
India vs Australia Match Details
Match: India vs Australia
Date & Time: November 23, 7.00 PM IST
Venue: Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Vishakapatnam
India vs Australia Fantasy Team
Wicket-keeper: Ishan Kishan
Batters: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Suryakumar Yadav, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Travis Head
All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Short, Axar Patel
Bowlers: Nathan Ellis, Prasidh Krishna and, Adam Zampa
Captain: Travis Head
Vice captain: Suryakumar Yadav
India vs Australia: Vishakapatnam Weather and Pitch Report
Expect a high scoring game at this venue, which also assists the spinners. Anything above 180 will be a good total on this pitch. The teams batting first have a 66 percent win ratio at this venue in the game’s shortest format.
The weather in vishakapatnam will be pleasant. The temperature will be around 25 degrees Celsius. Rain is not forecast.
India vs Australia, 2023 T20I series Broadcast details
The match between India and Australia will be live on the Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
India vs Australia Live Streaming
Disney + Hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the India vs Australia match. The toss will take place at 6.30 PM IST.
India vs Australia T20I matches Head-to-Head
|Matches won by India
|Matches won by Australia
India vs Australia Match Prediction
Both teams have some in-form players who recently played in the World Cup. But there are also some new faces in the Indian squad, something that the Aussies would look to take advantage of. We predict Australia will win this game.