India will play two t20 matches and five ODI games against Australia. T20 matches will start from 24th February 2019, Sunday. We bring you exclusive updates here. This series will surely help both teams for the preparations for the big World Cup 2019.
Both the teams took a resting gap after the ODI series to prepare their bodies again for a cut-throat competition on the field. Where India would be looking to win this one too, Australia would be trying to grasp an opportunity of revenge for the ODI loss. But the common aim of both the teams would be to prepare them for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 to be held from May in England.
India vs Australia T20 Schedule
1st T20 will be played on 24th February 2019 at Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy Cricket Stadium, Vishakhapatnam. The game starts from 7 PM IST.
2nd T20 match will be on 27th February 2019. M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru will host the match at 7 PM onwards.
In India team, there are no much changes in the team squad. Most of the players who played the ODI series against Australia are also in the team scheduled for ODI series. The only major change is that the wicketkeeper and batsman, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is returning to the Indian T20 team after a long gap. Rishabh Pant, who was dropped from the ODI series, has now been included in the T20 playing team. Besides, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami would also not be playing in the T20 squad. All-rounder and left-handed batsman Krunal Pandya has been given a place in the T20 team.
As far as the Australia team’s predictive playing-11 is concerned, a major change which the team would be undergoing is the replacement of their opener Martin Guptill due to his continuous disappointing performance in the ODI series. The speculations are that he might be replaced by either Kane Williamson or James Neesham. Williamson has a good opening record in T20 matches while Neesham is an all-rounder player.
You can catch all the live screening of the T20 matches, updates, and scores at Star Sports Network. Two TV channels of Start Sports Network, namely Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD will be available live action in English commentary while Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD will be streaming the same in Hindi. Viewers who do not have access to television screens due to their outdoor schedules, don’t you worry! Hotstar will also be providing all the live action through its mobile app at the service of your palms.
So, get into your sports mood and keep glued on your sofa in front of your television screen for one more time to catch all the thrill-filled T20 action between India vs. Australia starting this Wednesday. It would be exciting to see which team wins this series. Will the winning spree of India continue or will Australia team bounce backs. Stay tuned to find out!