India and Australia face each other in a three-match T20I series, starting from September 20. The first match will take place in Mohali while the other two will take place in Nagpur (September 23) and Hyderabad (September 25). September). Besides finding victory in matches against each other, both sides will also use the series to find a stable lineup ahead of the T20 World Cup scheduled to take place in Australia in October-November this year.
Speaking of India, their polishing department looks good. Meanwhile, their bowling also more or less subsided. It’s definitely a choice among the temple keepers Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik that will be the biggest dilemma for the choosers. The team’s management has given Karthik a fair amount of attention in recent times but the lack of batting opportunities leaves this player’s form in doubt.
Either way, Karthik has certainly become a major competitor for Pant and if any of the two fail in their performances from here on, it is likely to make way for the other.
Here’s what we think could be India vs Australia in the first T20I:
KL Rahul: The right-handed player is not finding the rhythm again after his return from injury in the India squad. He lacks freedom in his stroke play and he has to use the series against Australia to get back to his best.
Rohit Sharma: The captain is in good batting form. Not many big points have come from his batting in the past, but Rohit seems extremely aggressive in his approach to hitting the ball, which carries a lot of weight in the T20 format.
Virat kohli: The former captain of the Indian team is finally back. After an intense Asian season on the individual front, Kohli should continue his fine form in a three-match streak against Australia.
Suryakumar Yadav: Right-handed players need to give themselves more time in the fold. Form and confidence have never been a question for him, but his consistency will certainly keep things under control for the team considering the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Dinesh Karthik: The ping pong player with a negligible playing time in the recently ended Asia Cup. The team leadership has shown confidence in this player but should also focus on giving him some more batting opportunities ahead of the 2022 T20 World Cup. This reason could help Karthik cut his slot. main stone.
Hardik Pandya: The all-rounder has failed to impress in his last two matches in the Asia Cup against Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Hardik must be aiming for a good comeback in the upcoming series against Australia.
Ravichandran Ashwin: The right-hander played quite well for India with his late performance, but he also has to aim to contribute with the stick.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar: The right-handed player was washed in the death match against Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the 2022 Asian Cup. He will see the T20I series against Australia as an opportunity to adjust himself ahead of the T20 World Cup.
Harshal Patel: Right-handed player returns to the national team after recovering from injury. Harshal had a good opportunity to test his bowling skills against a quality team like Australia.
Jasipino Bumrah: The speed spike of Indian bowling has finally returned to the team after recovering from an injury. Bumrah is one of the extremely valuable players for India and his form will mean a lot to the team’s performance in the upcoming matches.
Yuzvendra Chahal: The striker was unsuccessful in his first two matches at the 2022 Asian Cup, but he eventually returned to form in the match against Sri Lanka with a 3/34.
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