T20 World Cup 2022: India-Australia practice match to be played today, playing 11
T20 World Cup India vs Australia: The T20 World Cup has started in Australia. India will play Pakistan in their first World Cup match on October 23 in Melbourne. From this tournament, the Indian team will play two practice matches organized by the ICC. India will face Australia in their first practice match today. The match is played at the Gabba Stadium in Brisbane. It will start at 9:30 IST.
Western Australia defeated India
The Indian team had earlier played two unofficial warm-up matches against Western Australia organized by the BCCI. In this India had to face victory in one and defeat in the other. At the same time, Australia recently lost the T20I series against England 0-2.
So far 25 T20 Internationals have been played between India and Australia. India have won 14 matches and Australia have won 10 matches.
Rohit-Kohli was expected to play
India’s star player Virat Kohli did not play in both the practice matches against Western Australia. On the other hand, Indian captain Rohit Sharma was rested in the second match. But today both the star players are likely to play in the official practice match against Australia.
India’s bowling should be watched
Mohammed Shami replaces Jasprit Bumrah in the squad. Rohit Sharma had said that he is also practicing in the nets. But how fit he is will be judged from the warm-up game against Australia. India’s biggest weakness in the last few months has been the loss of runs in the death overs. The Indian team also suffered as the fast bowlers of the Indian team conceded more runs in the death overs. Australia’s pitch favors fast bowlers. In such a scenario, today Bhuvneshwar Kumar Harshal Patel wants to perform well in the practice match and gain confidence.
At the same time, Australia’s biggest concern is the poor form of their star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell. Maxwell is a player who can change the match anytime. But he seems to be struggling for runs now. He will try to regain his form in the warm-up match as well.
Both teams have the opportunity to play in 11 teams
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (VK), Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami.
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch (catch), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zamba, Nathan Ellis, Josh Hazlewood.