India will lock horns against Australia in the series opener on 20th September 2022 at Mohali. Sadly, Team India is entering this tour with heavy hearts as they were knocked out of the Asia Cup earlier after losing back-to-back games against Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
Of the two sides, Australia, is having a wonderful T20 season in the line calendar year. They have won all three T20 series since World Cup 2020 victory. During their victorious campaign, they overran Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. However, it is pertinent to mention that Australia is yet to lose a T20 series in India since 2007 so Men in Blue would feel the pressure of this match and that could depict from their on-field performances.
Rohit-led India is hoping to demonstrate an improved piece of cricket against tough Australia as there is a marginal space for error for them. Of course, every eye will be on Kohli’s bat as he ended up as the highest run-getter in the Asia Cup. Additionally, Bumrah and Harshal Patel are back in the attack, and it’s their onus to destroy power-packed Aussies batting unit.
India vs Australia 1st T20 Prediction
Australia is ready to kick start its short tour of India that comprises 3-T20 matches. The opening match between both sides will play on 20th September 2022 at Mohali. Of course, Team India fans are desperate to witness their team regaining from this series. In contrast, Aussies will take this tour as an opportunity to make a strong statement before the 2022 T20 World Cup.
Men in Blue are going through a lean patch so far as they displayed below-par performances in the Asia Cup. Despite having a star-studded squad, skipper Rohit defaults to keep them in good shape. During the Asia Cup, India’s rarest defeats against Sri Lanka and Pakistan have raised severe odds on team selection and their performances, and now there’s another chance for them to proclaim their cricketing capabilities.
Meanwhile, the Australian cricket team did what created history for them. They are coming into this fixture after winning a 3-match ODI series against Zimbabwe. However, their series score was 2-1, which means unprecedented Zimbabwe defeated them in an ODI match for the 1st time in history. Nevertheless, their senior players were rested against Zimbabwe, and now they recall their strength squad to play against powerful India.
Cricket experts are predicting a nail-biting match between India and Australia because both sides feature destructive T20 individuals. However, the winning odds are overwhelming in Australia’s favor. Team India, if successfully tackles ruthless Aussies batting line-up under an average total, their chances of winning this match would increase by 70%.
Australia Possible Squad against India 2022
Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Hazelwood, Steve Smith, Tim David, Josh Inglis, Adam Zampa, Pat Cummins, Nathan Ellis, Kane Richardson.
India Possible Squad against Australia 2022
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.