Australia Tour of India 2022: India vs Australia – 1st T20I Preview and Updates

India vs Australia begins in Mohali, with a lot on the line for both teams. The T20 World Cup 2022 is quickly approaching, and every match from now on will be played with that in mind. India and Australia, two of the strongest contenders for the title, will play a three-match T20 series in which both teams will try to fine-tune their combinations.

India may be the favourite at Cricbaba, but Australia is the defending T20 World Cup champion and has a team full of players who have played a lot of cricket in India.

The 1st T20I of India vs Australia will take place on September 20th, 2022 at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.

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India vs Australia

Match Details to Note

Match: India vs Australia, 1st T20I, Australia Tour of India 2022

Date: September 20, 2022 (Tuesday)                                              

Time: 7:00 PM IST

Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali

India (Match Odds – 1.55):


India will go full strength against Australia in preparation for the ICC World T20 2022, which will be held next month in Australia. With the return of Jaspreet Bumrah and Harshal Patel, skipper Rohit Sharma’s fast-bowling attack is now complete. Both Bumrah and Patel were unable to compete in the Asia Cup.

India will bat first with Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. Despite the fact that Virat Kohli scored a century while opening against Afghanistan, Sharma will continue to rely on Rahul, who also scored a half-century in the same game. In 19 games against Australia, Sharma’s average is less than 23. Rahul, on the other hand, averages 29.28 against Australia and has a strike rate of 129.74. Here’s some good news. Virat Kohli’s performance in the Aisa Cup brought the internet to a halt. In five matches, he scored 276 runs at an average of 92 and a strike rate of 147.59. His innings included two half-centuries and a century, which he had been missing for the previous two years. Suryakumar Yadav will continue to play at number four. Despite a dip in form in the Aisa Cup, he managed to score at a strike rate of 163.52.

India is still looking for the perfect middle-order solution. Hardik Pandya’s spot in the squad is secure, as he has 331 runs at a strike rate of 142 and 12 wickets with the ball. Because there are no left-handers in the top five, India has chosen Pant over Dinesh Karthik. This year, both have an ideal strike rate of 133, but Karthik’s innings came at crucial times in the game. They both have a poor record against Australia. Pant has 24 runs in four innings, while DK has 69 in five. Ravindra Jadeja’s injury has made room for Axar Patel and Ravi Ashwin in the team.

With Bumrah and Harshal Patel back in the attack, Bhuvi will have all the help he needs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 11 wickets in the Asia Cup and is also India’s leading wicket-taker this year, with 31 wickets in 22 games. Since last year, Bumrah hasn’t played many T20Is. However, his record against Australia (15 wickets in 11 games) and in India (economy of 6.4) demonstrate that he is capable of taking the lead.

Full Squad:

Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Dinesh Karthik, Ravichandran Ashwin, Deepak Chahar, Deepak Hooda, Umesh Yadav

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Players to watch out for:

Virat Kohli

During the 2022 Asia Cup, India’s former captain Virat Kohli scored a century and two fifties. In this format, he has a 51.94 average.

Rohit Sharma

The big-hitting right-handed opener scored 72 runs off 41 balls in his most recent Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka earlier this month.

Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah is a right-arm fast bowler who has 318 international wickets. In his last three international appearances, he took ten wickets.

Possible Playing XI:

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

Australia (Match Odds – 2.45):


Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Marsh, and Marcus Stoinis will be absent for Australia. As replacements, Nathan Ellis, Daniel Sams, and Sean Abbott have been called up. Aaron Finch will bat first, followed by David Warner. This year, Aaron Finch is Australia’s leading run-scorer, while Warner has scored 140 runs in just three games. Glenn Maxwell at third will be a problem for India. Maxwell scored 169 runs in just two games in the most recent series against India in India, at a strike rate of 172.44. In both games, he went unbeaten, scoring a century and a half-century.

Steve Smith will have to justify his place on the team. However, his recent century after a two-year gap must have given him the confidence to go berserk against India. Tim David has finally been called up to the squad. David is an excellent middle-order power hitter. With a strike rate of more than 160, he has been absolutely fantastic in all T20 Leagues around the world. Josh Inglis will start over Matthew Wade.

Josh Hazelwood, Pat Cummins, and Nathan Elis will lead the bowling unit. With 14 wickets and an economy of less than 7, Hazelwood is Australia’s leading wicket-taker this season. Ellis had a strong season in both the T20 Blast and The Hundred. He also took four wickets in Australia’s lone T20I. As a specialist spinner, Adam Zampa will be an excellent choice.

Full Squad:

Aaron Finch(c), Matthew Wade(w), Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Cameron Green, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Josh Inglis, Nathan Ellis

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Players to watch out for:

Aaron Finch

The right-handed opener has announced his retirement from ODI cricket and will be looking to regain form ahead of the T20 World Cup in 2022.

Glenn Maxwell

The all-rounder is a dynamic short format performer. In T20Is, he has a best score of 145 not out and best bowling figures of 3-10.

Adam Zampa

Over the last two years, the leg spinner has been in excellent form for his country. In T20Is, he has 71 wickets.

Possible Playing XI:

Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Hazelwood, Steve Smith, Tim David, Josh Inglis, Adam Zampa, Pat Cummins, Nathan Ellis, Kane Richardson

India vs Australia Top Team Batsmen

With the bat, we support KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma for India. Rahul has two T20I centuries to his name.

Our batting picks for Australia are Steve Smith, Aaron Finch, and Glenn Maxwell. Earlier this month, Smith scored 166 runs in his last two international innings.

India vs Australia Top Team Bowlers

For India, we have Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the bowling lineup. With 11 wickets, Kumar was the leading wicket-taker in the 2022 Asia Cup.

Our bowling selections for Australia are Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, and Pat Cummins. With 44 dismissals, Cummins is the vice-captain in this format.

India vs Australia Head to Head

Although India has a 13-9 overall advantage in this format, Australia has won three of the last five T20Is. When the teams last met in December 2020, Matthew Wade scored 80 runs off 53 balls.

India vs Australia Head to Head Stats in T20I

Matches Played IND Won AUS Won Tie NR
Overall 23 13 9 0 1
Last 5 5 2 3 0 0

India vs Australia Toss Prediction

Teams have successfully chased the target three times in five T20Is. India won by six wickets against Australia while chasing 160 runs. The team that bats first has won two games. As a result, the team that wins the toss should bowl first.

India vs Australia Pitch Report

The first Twenty20 International between India and Australia will be played at the Punjab Cricket Association’s IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. The stadium has a capacity of 30000 spectators and has previously hosted 14 tests, 25 ODIs, and 5 T20Is. It is the Punjab Kings’ home ground. India has the highest total at this venue, 211, against Sri Lanka.

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There will be no rain and the weather will be sunny and clear. The temperature will range between 25 and 33 degrees Celsius. The wind will be blowing at 6-7 km/h from the west. Throughout the game, the pitch favours batters. It is difficult to score runs in the first innings, but it becomes easier as the bowl comes easily on the bat without any help from the pitch.

India vs Australia Prediction

Since 2007, Australia has not lost a series in India. And they have been unbeaten since the World T20 last year. However, India has been given the Mohali pitch. They have won all three games played here, including one by six wickets against Australia. India’s victories have all come while trailing. To top it all off, the in-form GOAT Virat Kohli has 154 runs in two matches at a strike rate of 149.51. And he hasn’t even started on this pitch yet. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!

India is the favourite to beat Australia at the odds of 1.55.

India vs Australia Odds for Most Recommended Bet

Recommended Bet –

Virat Kohli averaged 92.00 in the 2022 Asia Cup and is our pick to be India’s highest run scorer in this match. With a track record of success on the big stage, Cricbaba recommends backing Virat Kohli to score more than 27.5 runs in this match.

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