India Australia Twenty20 series first match today – The Kashmir News
MOHALI// The Indian cricket team will open a three-match T20I series against Australia on Tuesday, although testing some players and combinations will be more important than the series win. The burning question is who will open with Rohit Sharma. Stating Lokesh Rahul as the first choice to open, skipper Rohit also said that Virat Kohli may come in to bat first in some matches. The opening combination that proved effective in the home series against Australia could be preferred in the T20 World Cup. For Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel, who are back from injury, this series is a warm-up before the World Cup. Will do. Mohammad Sami, who joined the World Cup squad as an additional player, can also open his arms against Australia but Umesh Yadav has replaced him due to Corona infection. Apart from this, the team will also want to see what Akshar Patel can do. Limit can fill the gap of Ravindra Jadeja, who is undergoing rehabilitation after knee surgery. On the other hand, Australia has rested all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoins and pacer Mitchell Starc ahead of the World Cup. In Marsh’s absence Steve Smith has been selected to bat at number three which will be a new responsibility for him. Explosive batsman Tim David could make his debut for Australia in this series who along with Glenn Maxwell has the potential to provide a surprising force to the Australian middle order.