The most exciting tour of the year 2020 is going to begin. The first match of the three-match ODI series between India and Australia will be played in Sydney on Friday (27 November). Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, the Indian team had won 2–1 in the one-day series against the Kangaroo team on the previous tour. However, Steve Smith and David Warner did not play for Australia on that tour because of Bain and with the arrival of these two batsmen, Australia’s batting order looks strong.
Problem of opening team india
The opening pair is definitely going to be a matter of concern for the Indian team in this ODI series. In the absence of Rohit Sharma, either KL Rahul or Mayank Agarwal will start an innings with Shikhar Dhawan. India’s middle order also looks hollow and given the recent form of Shreyas Iyer, the team would like to keep KL Rahul at number four. In such a situation, Mayank Agarwal can give Dhawan the best performance in IPL 2020.
Team India’s bowling seems to be the strongest side of the team on this tour. The team has two in-form bowlers in the form of Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohammed Shami. While Chahal’s previous tour of Australia in the spin department was good. Given Jadeja’s form, Kohli may prefer to accompany him in place of Kuldeep.
Australian team looks strong
Australia’s team looks very strong this time. The return of Steve Smith and David Warner has strengthened the top order of the team, while the team now has a reliable number four batsman in the form of Marnus Labuschagne. Glenn Maxwell may not have walked in the IPL, but when he has his day, he can break any bowling attack.
In bowling, Australia has two world class bowlers in the form of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, while Adam Jampa’s record in the spin department is excellent against Virat Kohli. The recent form of Marcus Stoinis also goes in favor of Australia.
Head to head
The teams of Australia and India have clashed with each other 140 times in which the Kangaroo team has won 78, while Team India has won 52 matches. Talking about India’s record on Australian soil, both the teams have gone on the field against each other 51 times in total, of which 36 wins have been won by Australia team, while 13 matches have been successful in winning Team India.
Possible playing XI of both teams
India’s likely playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jaspreet Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini
Australia’s probable playing XI: Aaron Finch (captain), David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carrie, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa