Preparations of the Indian team started, today the host Australia will be two-two hands. Indian team’s preparations begin, today hosts will have two hands each
Digital Desk, Brisbane. In the Mahakumbh of instant cricket, which has started from Sunday, today the Indian team will face the hosts Australia to strengthen their preparations in view of the tournament. Let me tell you, the first round of the tournament is going on where the last-8 teams are playing the qualifying round to make it to the top-12. India and Australia are already in top-12 on the basis of rankings, so both of them will ensure their preparations by playing warm-match today. The match will start at 9.30 am Indian time at the Gabba ground in Brisbane. The Indian team will have to play two warm-up matches before starting their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on 23 October. The Indian team will play the second warm-up match against New Zealand on 19 October.
Was defeated against Western Australia
To strengthen their preparations, the Indians reached Australia on 6 October, where they played two unofficial practice matches against Western Australia XI. During this, the team had to face victory in one and defeat in one. However, before this, the Indian team has defeated South Africa and Australia on home soil. If we talk about the confrontation between the two countries, then 25 T20 International matches have been played between India and Australia so far, in which India has won 14 matches while Australia has won 10 matches.
Bowlers will have a litmus test
Before the start of the T20 World Cup, the Indian team is yet to emerge from the two big setbacks faced by the Indian team. All eyes will be on how the team will perform in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja in these two warm-up matches. How fit is Mohammed Shami, who was included in the team in place of Bumrah, will be gauged from today’s warm-up match. Actually, Shami has also recently returned after recovering from Kovid.
Squads of both the teams
Australia Team: Aaron Finch (c), Matthew Wade (w), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Tim Davids, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Indian team: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (w), Dinesh Karthik, Ravichandran Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh
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