IND vs AUS Match Preview
Australia batted with purpose and Cameron Green showed the depth of talent that they have. Even without four of its leading players in the team, Australia was never troubled while chasing down 208. A strong batting performance from most of the players shows that you do not necessarily have to follow the crowd while picking your Dream11 team.
India's batting was very good but the bowling was atrocious. A number of changes are expected, most notably the return of Jasprit Bumrah, and you may want to keep an eye out for that.
There is some rain around and the Indian team's practice session was canceled. The forecast does improve for the match day though and we are still hoping for a match without any interruptions.
The pitch at Nagpur is expected to be good for batting but it is not going to be as high-scoring as the previous match. We could see the spinners from both teams play a much bigger role.
Average Score Batting first at Nagpur
151. That is the average score while batting first but teams have got more than 200 here as well. In general, the chasing team seems to have a harder time as the surface slows up and starts to take some spin.
The India team is getting ready to bring back Jasprit Bumrah and that is likely to come at the expense of Umesh Yadav. We would not be surprised to see Deepak Chahar in the lineup as well in place of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar.
IND vs AUS Probable 11
IND Playing 11
- KL Rahul
- Rohit Sharma (C)
- Virat Kohli
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Hardik Pandya
- Dinesh Karthik (Wk)
- Axar Patel
- Harshal Patel
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar
- Umesh Yadav
- Yuzvendra Chahal
AUS Playing 11
- Aaron Finch (C)
- Cameron Green
- Steve Smith
- Glenn Maxwell
- Josh Inglis
- Tim David
- Matthew Wade (Wk)
- Pat Cummins
- Nathan Ellis
- Adam Zampa
- Josh Hazelwood
The Indian team should be able to make the most of a surface that is generally better for the spinners. The Australians cannot be taken lightly and have won their previous four T20 international matches against India but we think this could be the time for India to finally start fighting back.
Axar Patel - The best bowler by a massive margin in the previous match, Axar Patel was used at all the crucial junctures and he delivered.
Cameron Green - Australia sees Green as a genuine all-rounder and he proved that in the previous match. He went for runs with the ball but picks up wickets on most occasions and his batting was just outstanding.
KL Rahul - A motivated KL Rahul that is not afraid to play his shots is something brilliant to watch. He took the attack to the Aussies and scored an important fifty.
Captain and Vice-Captain - Hardik Pandya and Cameron Green are the two players that had the most impact in the previous match. It would not be a bad idea to back both of them in this match as well. We have Pandya as the captain and Green as the vice-captain.
IND vs AUS Dream11 Team 1
Keeper: M Wade
Batters: R Sharma, S Yadav, L Rahul, T David
All-rounders: G Maxwell, H Pandya (C), C Green (VC)
Bowlers: P Cummins, H Patel, J Bumrah