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India vs Australia First T20I Tips - World Cup winners look to continue dream run

Siddhu
22 Nov 2023
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Siddhu Bharadwaj 22 Nov 2023
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  • India vs Australia First T20I predictions to be played at the ACA-VDCA Stadium in Vishakapatnam on Friday night, Indian time
  • India have lost 4 of their last 6 home T20Is against Australia
  • Australia have won the only T20I at this venue against India
India vs Australia First T20I
Can the ODI World Cup champions fight fatigue and start the T20 series on a high? (Getty Images)

India vs Australia First T20I


On the heels of an exciting month and half ODI action, India and Australia resume their rivalry in the T20I format. This time it’s a five-match bilateral series with the first match in Visakhapatnam on Friday. The venue is Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, with the match set to start at 7pm IST.
  • India vs Australia T20I I
  • Head to Head
  • India Form
  • India Team News
  • Australia Form
  • Australia Team News

India have opted to rest most of their regulars with T20 specialists making their team. The home side usually enjoys this format in bilateral series, but this one could be different. Australia may have an edge with big hitters part of their squad. I am putting my money on Australia winning this match

  • India have scored the most 6s in their last 4 home matches against Australia (T20Is)
  • Australia have won their only match against India at this venue (T20Is)
  • Australia have won 4 of their last 6 matches in India against India (T20Is)
  • Arshdeep Singh has taken over 1.5 wickets in 5 of his 7 matches played in India (T20Is)

Head to Head


India played Australia in 26 T20Is so far, winning 15 and losing ten. The remaining match ended without any result.

The teams last played each other in this format last September when Australia toured India for a three-match series. India won that series 2-1 after losing the first match.

India Form


The continuous dose of cricket churns out the latest series as India take the field four days after their loss in the ODI World Cup final. This will be their chance not just to drown that loss but also start their preparations for next year’s T20 World Cup.

Regulars have been rested with T20 captain Hardik Pandya also missing out due to injury. That leaves Suryakumar Yadav as the interim captain, for the first time in his career.

Most of the players in the squad have been part of the gold-medal winning side in the Asian games with the likes of Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tilak Varma, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rinku Singh looking to further their claims for a regular berth.

India Team News


Jitesh Sharma, Shivam Dube, Avesh Khan, and Mukesh Kumar could be the ones sitting out for India.

Australia Form


Australia are on a high after winning the ODI World Cup with a dominating win over India in the final. There is a lot of churn from that side though with the multi-format regulars given a rest.

The visitors don’t have a full-time T20 captain and Matthew Wade has been recalled, as an interim captain. The squad still has players from the ODI winning side like Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa among others.

This could be a test of their longevity and concentration as the Aussies will be looking to find their best form at the end of a very long tour.

Australia Team News


Adam Zampa could be rested after a long tournament with Tanveer Sangha a readymade replacement. Aaron Hardie could also miss out while Josh Inglis or Travis Head may take a break.

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What time does India vs Australia First T20I start?

This India vs Australia First T20Il will be played at the ACA-VDCA Stadium in Vishakapatnam on November 23, Friday starting at 7:00pm IST.

Verdict

Speak of non-stop cricket! These two sides met as latest as last Sunday in the blockbuster ODI World Cup final. With the carousel of cricket moving fast, it is time now for the T20Is. I am backing Australia to continue their recent dominance over India with a win. Keep an eye on the odds for Arshdeep Singh, who enjoys playing in home conditions.

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