Australia Tour of India: This is a 7 match tour with 2 T20 I series and 5 ODI series. This is the last series of India before the world cup. After this series, IPL will start on 23 March. After defeating Australia in one-day series and T20 series in Australia. However, the Indian cricket team is full of confidence after New Zealand matches. Indian team shows that they are a hot favorite for winning the world cup 2019.
Indians will like to do the full dress rehearsal in this series before going to the world cup. They will not do any testing of a new face in this series because they won’t change in the world cup squad. If India wins this series both T20 and one day international they will have a chance to be world no 1 team in both ODI and T20 International. We might see the change in players’ performance within the Australia tour of India match.
Squad for T20 International: Australia Tour of India
India:– Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Krunal Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh pant, Dinesh Karthik, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Siddharth Kaul, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzevendra Chahal, Mayank markhande .
Australia:- Aaron finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Darcy shot , Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, jhye Richardson, Nathan Coulternile, Jason Beherndoff, Nathan Lyon, Adam zampa.
India will be in confidence as Captain Virat Kohli return back in the squad. Indian pace battery increases with the return of Bumrah and Umesh Yadav, Bhubaneswar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav have given rest in T20 and some ODI. A blow for India is Hardik Pandya misses out due to injury.
The Australian team lacks confidence his top bowler Mitchell Starc misses out due to injury. Captain finch is not in form from the last series. Whole Australian team struggles against Indian spinner in the last series. So I think it’s tough for Australia to defeat India on their home ground.
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Schedule for T20: Australia tour of India
- 1st T20 24 Feb Sunday at Vishakhapatnam.
- 2nd T20 27 Feb Wednesday at Bengaluru.
- Timing for T20 International is 7:00 pm.
Schedule for ODI
- 1st ODI 2 March at Hyderabad
- 2nd ODI 5 March at Nagpur
- 3rd ODI 8 March at Ranchi
- 4th ODI 10 March at Mohali
- 5th ODI 13 March at Delhi
- Timing is 1:30 pm
Squad for One day international
India -: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ambati rayadu , kedhar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Rishabh pant, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kuldeep Yadav, Siddharth kaul (first 2 matches), Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, yujvendra chahal, Bhubaneswar Kumar (last 3 matches).
Australia:- Aaron finch , Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Darcy shot, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Coulternile, Jason Beherndoff, Nathan Lyon, Adam zampa.
It will be a tough series for Australia to show its presence in the world cup. This is also necessary to get some confidence before the world cup. Captain wants all his boys to get form before the world. Australia is not a contender of winning the world cup but this series will make them good contenders if they win the series.
For Indian it is the final ODI series to perform all players will like to give his 100% performance. This confirms his spot in the world cup squad. Also, Virat Kohli mentioned in his last interview that no one is fixed in the world cup squad if they will not perform they shall not play.
The first phase of Vivo IPL is also declared. It will start on 23 March 2019. The schedule for the first 15 days is also announced. However, the complete schedule will be announced after the declaration of election date by the election commission. If day clashes, we might see the IPL in some other country. The first match of the season will be played between Royal challenge Bangalore headed by Virat Kohli and Chennai super kings headed by Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
For the complete time table of IPL please reference www.iplt20.com.