Tue, 20 Sep 2022

Indian Cricket: Everything you need to know about the first T20 between India and Australia

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Indian international home season is finally here, as India and Australia are ready to do battle in the first T20. The match on 20th September,2022 will be played at the IS Bindra stadium at Mohali. Australia is the defending T20 World Champions, while India are looking to cement their 11 for the World cup in a months’ time. Indian cricket team are set to field their strongest 11 with Bumrah and Harshal coming back from injuries. Australia on the other hand have rested some of their top players for the series.

Venue for the game – IS Bindra Stadium Mohali, Punjab

Timing of the game – 7.30 PM IST

Likely Pitch Condition – Mohali has always been known to be a true wicket. The outfield has always been quick. It has been a long time since Mohali hosted white ball cricket. The game on Tuesday could witness fast bowlers and swing bowlers have a say with the early new ball. There could be also be the dew factor which could come into play. The team batting first should bowl first considering the conditions in mind.

Record at IS Bindra Stadium –

T20I Matches played at the venue – 5

Games won batting first – 2

Games won while chasing – 3

Matches won by India – 3

Matches won by away side – 2

India’s record at Mohali – Have played 3 games and won all 3 games while batting second.

Highest scorer for India – Virat Kohli – 82* versus Australia in 2016

Best bowling figures – James Faulkner – 5/27 versus Pakistan in 2016.

Sixes hit at IS Bindra Stadium in total – 51 sixes in total from the 5 games played

Likely XIs for the game –

India- Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice- Captain), Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal and Jasprit Bumrah.

Australia – Aaron Finch (Captain), Josh Inglis, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Tim David, Ashton Agar, Kane Richardson, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Adam Zampa.

India’s recent record in last 5 T20I games – W, L, L, W, W

Australia’s recent record in last 5 T20I games – L, W, W, W, L.

India and Australia head-to-head record –

Matches Played – 23

Wins for India – 13

Wins for Australia – 9

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Approaching milestones –

·Aston Agar is 3 wickets away from 50 wickets for Australia in T20 cricket

·Josh Hazlewood is 4 wickets away from 50 wickets for Australia in T20 cricket

·Pat Cummins is 6 wickets away from 50 wickets for Australia in T20 cricket

·Bhuvneshwar Kumar if he picks 2 wickets on Tuesday, will move into the top ten list of bowlers for wickets in T20I matches.

·Kumar has 84 wickets from 77 games, only Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal and Sandeep Lamichhane are ahead of him.

·Kumar at this point is 12th in the list

·Yuzvendra Chahal with 83 wickets is in 15th place, while Bumrah and Ashwin are 24th and 25th.

·Aaron Finch needs 145 runs to reach 3000 T20I career runs to become the first Australian to achieve this feat

·Finch needs 156 runs to go past Paul Stirling who has 3011 runs 

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