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AUS vs IND Dream 11 Team Prediction for 1st T20I: Preview | A new battle begins

AUS vs IND Dream 11 Team Prediction for 1st T20I: Preview | A new battle begins

Hello and Welcome to our preview for Australia vs India T20I match. We are covering AUS vs IND Dream 11 team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the First T20I match. The match is to be played at the Dr. Y.S. RR ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam.

India’s last international assignment before the World Cup begins with the two-match T20I series against Australia. This will be followed up with a five-match ODI series. These performances will be crucial in finalizing the World Cup squads.

Australia’s last t20I engagement was with India on the Australian soil. The three-match series remained without result as rain poured down in the second match at Melbourne. Australia failed to defend 164 runs in the third and final T20I and conceded the match to India. Stoinis, Zampa, Starc impressed with their stints.

India toured New Zealand after leaving Australian shores. The visitors dominated the home side in ODIs but failed to replicate success in the T20I format. In the deciding third match, India could not chase down the total of 213 runs. Despite the best of their efforts, India fell only four runs short.

When and Where:

AUS vs IND, First T20I, Australia tour of India, 2019
Dr. Y.S. RR ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
24th February 2019, 7:00 PM IST

Venue details:

Average 1st innings score: 82
Average 2nd innings score: 84

There has been only one completed match at this venue so far. Sri Lanka was all out for 82 as Ashwin bowled a dream spell of 4/8. India chased it down in 14 overs.

Matches won batting first: 0
Matches won bowling first: 1

Last five completed matches: (Most recent first)

Australia: L, W, L, L, L

India: L, W, L, W, L

Australia vs India – Head to head in T20Is

Matches played: 18
Australia won: 6
India won: 11


Aaron Finch (C), Alex Carey, D Arcy Short, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff, Usman Khawaja, Ashton Turner

Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Vijay Shankar, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Markande, Siddarth Kaul

Team News:


Aaron Finch’s opening partner is uncertain. D’Arcy Short struggled in the IPL but had a good BBL recently. Finch and Short are likely openers.

Usman Khawaja could emerge at number three. Handscomb, Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis are likely to grace the middle order. Ashton Turner may feature in one of those places as a spin all-rounder.

Alex Carey will keep the wickets. Adam Zampa should get the preference over Lyon as the prime spinner.

Australia has a good pool of fast bowlers even with Mitchell Starc missing out. Pat Cummins, N Coulter-Nile, J Behrendorff, Jhye Richardson and Kane Richardson are the options.


Mayank Markande will play today.

India is likely to experiment with few places with these being meaningless encounters. We are giving the best probable XI, kindly make needed changes after the toss.

Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of the series due to a back injury, Kuldeep Yadav has been rested.

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan will open, there is no doubt about that. Virat Kohli should come back at his number three position.

Dinesh Karthik or KL Rahul can bat at no. four.

Dhoni and R Pant are likely to follow the top four. Vijay Shankar and Krunal Pandya should add depth to the batting.

Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal make up the bowling side.

Mayank Markande and Siddarth Kaul are reserved.

Probable Playing XI:

Aaron Finch, D Arcy Short, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jhye Richardson/Kane Richardson/Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa

KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), D Karthik/KL Rahul, MS Dhoni, Rishabh Pant, Vijay Shankar, Krunal Pandya, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

AUS vs IND Dream 11 Team Prediction:

Alex Carey not playing so remove him.

If any player miss from playing XI, then replace him.

MS Dhoni (wk)
D Short
Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli (C)
R Pant/KL Rahul
G Maxwell
M Stoinis (Vc)
K Pandya
A Zampa/J Behrendorff
J Bumrah
Y Chahal/M Markande

Captain and Vc choices: R Sharma, V Kohli, A Finch, M Stoinis, G Maxwell, J Bumrah, Y Chahal.

Key Players:

Aaron Finch
D Arcy Short
Usman Khawaja
Glenn Maxwell
Marcus Stoinis
Alex Carey
Adam Zampa
Jason Behrendorff

KL Rahul
Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli
Rishabh Pant
MS Dhoni
Krunal Pandya
Umesh Yadav
Yuzvendra Chahal
Jasprit Bumrah

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