After the ODI series, it’s time for T20s as Australia and India will play the first match of the series on Friday. Ahead of the 1st T20 between the two sides we bring you all the fantasy Tips, Predicted XI, Top fantasy picks and much more.
Match Timings: 1: 40 PM IST
Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra
The match will be telecasted on Sony Ten network and viewers can also see the live match on Sony Liv App.
Team India defeated Australia in the final ODI and registered a much-needed win. After the victory at Canberra, the visitors will be confident about playing on the same venue and will be keen to take a 1-0 lead.
Australia on the other hand will be wishing to get back on winning ways after losing the final ODI. Also considering the next t20 world is not far away then will be motivated to find a combination that can beat a strong Indian side in the shortest format.
Head To Head
Matches Played: 19
Australia Won: 8
India Won: 11
The weather is assumed to be clear during the match and fans wants will witness a mouth-watering contest between the two sides.
Like we saw in the 3rd ODI, the all-important pitch at the Manuka Oval is a belter to bat on. Batsmen will be again aiming to score big in the series whereas the margin of error for all bowlers will be very minimal.
Average First Innings Score
Above 170 runs
Injury and Availability News
Australia will be without the services of their two key players Pat Cummins and David Warner. In their absence, it will an opportunity for other young players to impress and cement their spot in the Aussie T20 side.
For India T20 specialists the likes of Deepak Chahar and Washington Sundar will feature in the side. Either one of Sanju Samson or Manish Pandey will play in the middle order in the first T20 match of the series.
Fantasy Tips – Australia vs India
India: Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul (WK), Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey/ Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal/ Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, T Natarajan
Australia: D’Arcy Short, Aaron Finch (C), Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (WK), Cameron Green, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa, Sean Abbott
Australia vs India – Top Fantasy Picks
KL Rahul: The number 4 T20I batsman in the world KL Rahul is a must in your fantasy XI. Rahul will open the innings and, likely, he will again score a big one in the first T20I.
Jasprit Bumrah: The Indian speedster finally found some form in the final ODI match. Bumrah was outstanding in IPL 2020 and he will undoubtedly be the dangerman for Australia with the ball in hand.
Glenn Maxwell: The destructive Glenn Maxwell should also be one of the first picks in your team. He looked in ominous form in the ODI series and if India fails to dismiss him early he is again expected to be a game-changer for Australia.
Josh Hazelwood: He was the best fast bowler on display in the ODI series. The tall Hazelwood just has this knack of picking wickets and putting his side in the driving seat.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks
Captain: KL Rahul
Vice-Captain: Glenn Maxwell
Fantasy 11 Team
Wicket-Keeper – KL Rahul
Batsmen – Steve Smith, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya, Glenn Maxwell
Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazelwood, T. Natarajan
Expect India to carry on their winning momentum and outclass Australia in the first T20I of the series.