Canberra: Following the loss in the ODI Series, Team India can give Australia a tough challenge in the three-game T20 Series as they have no shortage of options.
The defeat of the first two matches of the ODI series opened up India’s weaknesses. However, in T20 India has a very balanced squad.
Prior to the Corona outbreak, India beat New Zealand in a five-game series and their morale is said to be very high.
Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar and ODI cricket newbie T Natarajan balance the bowling. Sundar played brilliantly in IPL for the Royal Challengers Bangalore when Captain Virat Kohli used him in the power play and in the middle.
Hardik Pandya does not play bowling on a regular basis. In such a situation, the only versatile specialist in the ODI team was Ravindra Jadeja. In T20, Karthik can also cast small spells with Sundar.
Discovering the IPL, Yorker specialist Natarajan can enter T20 cricket on Friday, which impressed with two wickets in the first ODI.
The Manuka Oval field should help both spinners and fast bowlers. In such a situation, you have to see who will start bowling with Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami or Deepak Chahar.
Yuzvendra Chahal, who failed in ODI, will also try to come back.
At batting, KL Rahul can now open the innings with Shikhar Dhawan after landing fifth overall in the ODI. He also started the heats against New Zealand. He is expected to retain the IPL form in which he has scored the most points this season.
Captain Kohli has appeared in good shape in the ODI and would like to continue. Shreyas Iyer couldn’t convert a good start to big innings, but now would like to score big.
The victory in the third ODI served as a tonic for the Indian team, otherwise team morale would have plummeted due to a “clean sweep” in the ODI series.
Australia, on the other hand, is on a high note after winning the ODI Series. Star drummer David Warner, however, is sidelined with injury. It remains to be seen now whether Marnus Labushen will descend with Captain Aaron Finch or someone else.
Marcus Stoinis can also start the heats but he was also injured in ODI and his game is questionable at the moment.
At bowling, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc can return after being taken out of the third ODI.
India will probably play eleven years: Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (captain), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, T Natarajan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jaspreet Bumrah.
The whole Indian team: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini , Deepak Chahar, T. Natarajan.
Possible eleven from Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), Sean Abbott, Matthew Wade, Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques, Alex Carrey, Ashton Egger, Mitchell Starc, Adam Jampa, Josh Hazlewood.
The whole Australian team: Aaron Finch (captain), Sean Abbott, Ashton Egger, Alex Carrey, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschen, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Samms, Ken Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc , Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Darcy Short, Adam Zampa.