The first game of the 3 match T20 series between India and Australia will be played in Punjab starting 7:30 PM IST tonight.
This series against Australia will be a good litmus test for the Indian team to test the waters against the best in the world. Expect to be a highly competitive series. India and Australia have a competitive rivalry that goes back years and this series is going to be yet another chapter added to that furious contention.
India should bring to the field most of the players who are in the world cup squad to give them a little bit of game time before a crucial tournament like the T20 World Cup and should put their best foot forward. Not at all taking the Australian team lightly as they are undoubtedly the best even though they are missing their senior players Mitchell
Starc, Marcus Stoinis and David Warner. India Should be looking to finalize their middle order just before the T20 World cup in this series as there is room for experimentation with the batting order. It’s an opportunity to try out various
players in different positions. This is going to be nothing less than an enthralling series.
TFG Fantasy Stars for IND vs AUS
KL Rahul can play beautiful shots off the front foot including correct pick up pulls over the on-side. He has played 61 T20
International matches, scored 1963 runs with a batting average of 39.3 and a strike rate of 140.9 so far. Rahul is a classic player who plays impressive cut shots through the off-side.
Rohit Sharma is an imperious hitter of a cricket ball and can play beautiful cover drives through extra cover. He has played 136 T20 International matches, scored 3620 runs, with a batting average of 32.3 and a strike rate of 140.6 in his T20 career till now. His well-controlled sweep shots through square leg are a delight to watch and he can face every kind of bowling with a dominating ease.
Virat Kohli is undoubtedly one of the greats of the game. He has played 104 T20 International matches, scored 3584 runs, with a batting average of 51.9 and a strike rate of 138.4. He can play good alternation flick shots and can play amazing pull shots through straight square leg. No crisis can bend him and he can play in any situation with competence.
Aaron Finch has played 92 T20 International matches, scored 2855 runs, with a batting average of 35.2 and a strike rate of 145.3 in his T20 career so far. He can smash the ball hard and play every shot in the book. he plays spin and pace both equally well and beautiful straight drive to match it. If he gets going he can be a destructive player.
Steve Smith has a compact technique and plays expertly well down the ground. He has played 57 T20 International matches, scored 928 runs, a batting average of 26.5 and a strike rate of 125.7. Classic cover drives through the off-side are his forte and once set he is difficult to dislodge.
Tim David has a good techniques and he can murder spin and pace both. He has played 14 T20 International matches, scored 558 runs, a batting average of 46.5 and a strike rate of 158.5. He is a clean striker of a cricket ball and a swift mover on the field.