Match Prediction and Analysis : India vs Australia T20 1

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Cricket pundits and experts predict that Ind vs Aus T20 series will be a cracking tussle between two of the greats in the cricketing world. The Ind vs Aus live match is watched by thousands in and out of the stadium with a great fan following. With an embarrassing loss in the ODI series, India would be looking to bounce back and clinch the Ind vs Aus T20 series. With phenomenal performances by the Australian batsmen in the ODI series, it is expected that the T20 series would provide no less. The Virat Kohli innings would be a crucial one and a one that every Indian would look at.

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Match Venue:

Manuka Oval, Canberra, Australia

Weather Report:

The temperatures in and around Canberra are falling eventually with the match temperature ranging from 13°C-18°C. Cricdaddy’s Ind vs Aus match prediction says that humidity levels would be very high with around 90% humidity. Moderate winds may affect the swing of the ball. The Ind vs Aus live match will be held in the evening, thus the dew factor will come into play with quick outfields deciding the score of Ind vs Aus. The elaborate weather report can be found along with Cricdaddy Ind vs Aus live score.

Pitch Report:

The Manuka Oval hosted only one T20I back in 2019 between Australia and Pakistan. This sluggish pitch offers very few run scoring options with an average score of 150. Cricdaddy’s Ind vs Aus match prediction predicts that the score would be no more than 185 batting first. The Indians would be looking to a big Virat Kohli innings to shift into an attacking gear while batting. Runs will be scored in the second innings due to the fast outfield. Bowlers, especially pacers would have an advantage since the pitch would be dry and offer swing and bounce. More on pitch report can be followed on Cricdaddy Ind vs Aus live score

Australia T20I Squad:

Aaron Finch (C), Alex Carey (wk), Matthew Wade (wk), Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, D’Arcy Short, Daniel Sams, Marcus Stoinis, Moises Henriques, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Sean Abbott. Coach- Justin Langer

India T201 Squad:

V Kohli (C), KL Rahul (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Navdeep Saini, T Natarajan, Yuzvendra Chahal. Coach- Ravi Shastri

Expected Playing XI:

Ind vs Aus 1st T20 team- Aaron Finch (C), Alex Carey (wk), Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa, Moises Henriques, D’Arcy Short

Ind vs Aus 1st T20 team- Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul (wk), Mohammad Shami, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar

Overall Prediction:

Keeping the head-to-head count on a check, India has a better winning record over Australia in T20Is. Due to the humiliating defeat in the ODI series, India would be highly pumped up to give their best and win the Ind vs Aus T20 series. This particular venue does not yield much run, thus it will be very interesting to see which team takes batting first to score big on the scoreboard. The Indian batting and bowling departments are still quite shaky despite the efforts put in by Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, and Hardik Pandya in the middle order. In pitches like this, the score of Ind vs Aus should be around 185 to 190, which would be quite challenging for the chaser. 

Both teams have capable and internationally accredited batsmen to score as well as chase big scores. Moreover, the IPL provided a vivid experience of how a T20 match should look like. Players such as Steve Smith and Virat Kohli have been the standout players in the ODI series and have ruled the ICC Batsman Ranking for years now. They, along with many others, have the capability to turn the match in a matter of moments. The overall prediction points towards an India win in the 1st T20 given that their adrenaline rush is much higher than that of Australia due to the results in the ODI series. 

Australia Power Players:

Steve Smith, Aaron Finch, Mitchell Starc, Glenn Maxwell

India Power Players:

Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Shami

Given the records and the players these teams flaunt off, the T20 series promises a lot of entertainment for all the fans. While India badly fumbled in the ODI series, Australia kept resilient and showed their sheer dominance on world cricket, thus proving yet again that they are the best. With new as well as experienced players being a part of this campaign, the series provides excellent entertainment and edge of the seat stuff for the spectators.

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