India and Australia are set to clash in the fifth and final T20I of their ongoing series at Bengaluru’s iconic M. Chinnaswamy Stadium this Sunday. With India securing victories in three out of the four matches, they’ve already claimed an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series. However, this game presents Australia with a chance to end the series on a strong note by clinching a win against the host nation.
Wicketkeepers: Ishan Kishan
Batters: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Suryakumar Yadav, Travis Head, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer
All-rounders: Axar Patel, Aaron Hardie
Bowlers: Ravi Bishnoi, Jason Behrendorff, Tanveer Sangha
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav (c), Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan
Josh Philippe, Travis Head, Ben McDermott, Tim David, Matthew Wade (c & wk), Aaron Hardie, Chris Green, Nathan Ellis, Kane Richardson, Tanvir Sangha, Jason Behrendorff
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium pitch is renowned for its reputation of hosting high-scoring games. Its compact size and batting-friendly conditions pose a distinctive challenge. Historically, this ground’s smaller dimensions and flat pitch have been conducive to prolific run-scoring, creating an ideal setting for batsmen.
Recent times have seen a blend of high and low-scoring contests at this venue. During the 2023 World Cup ODIs, it wasn’t uncommon to witness scores surpassing the 300-run mark. In T20Is, the stadium has shown a slight inclination towards favoring chasing teams, boasting an average first innings score of 139. Among the eight T20Is held here, teams batting second have clinched victory on five occasions, while teams batting first have secured triumph twice, with one match concluding in a no-result scenario.