Australia vs India, a match that will thirl every fan in the cricketing world. Although India is coming off a superb run in the shortest format, it will be a tough challenge for Virat Kohli and Co. to build pressure on the Aussies in the 1st T20I at the Gabba, Brisbane. Meanwhile, their recent victory came against the Windies where they dominated the visitors in a 3-0 whitewash.
Australia vs India 2018: 1st T20I, Brisbane – Match Prediction
However, as India look to establish their dominance Down Under, they will be eager to kick things off on a winning note. Australia, on the other hand, had lost the one-off T20I against South Africa.
Meanwhile, the Aussies had an exciting line up with the likes of Aaron Finch, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, D Arcy Short, Alex Corey and Marcus Stoinis in the ranks. However, they will miss the two fiery batsmen – David Warner and Steven Smith, as the duo are serving bans for the ball-tampering scandal earlier this year.
In addition to, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav will act as a key for India. However, with Kohli returning to the playing XI, they have to remove one batsman if they want to persists with Krunal Pandya who will play as an all-rounder. As both Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant had played some exceptional cricket, Manish Pandey will have to sit for this time.
Meanwhile, the Men in Blue had played 15 T20Is against Australia where they have won ten times, and Australia had won the rest five. Also, the series will be telecast live on the Sony Sports Network.
India’s Predicted XI:
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Australia’s Predicted XI:
Aaron Finch(c), D Arcy Short, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ben McDermott, Alex Carey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Billy Stanlake.
India has impetus on their side which plays a key role in the shortest format of the game. The visitors will once again go as favourites against Australia. Thus, Kohli’s men will look to tick the right boxes.