Australia vs India: Large crowds expected for upcoming T20 series

Florence Fletcher
November 21, 2018

Krunal Pandya is India's all-rounder in the absence of his brother Hardik Pandya, who has been sidelined due to injury.

India and Australia will play a T20I series starting from tomorrow in Brisbane. The match can be seen live on the Sony Pictures Network and live streaming will be available on Sony Liv. Ravindra Jadeja's return means India have more options in the Test format.

Coach Darren Lehmann quit at the end of that series in South Africa, and has been replaced by Justin Langer. India have won 10.

However, the concerns over the middle-order's lack of time at the crease ahead of their final match against the Windies were brought into the spotlight when they were exposed by the hosts' seam and spin attack - with England losing three wickets for two runs in eight balls as they collapsed to 50-6.

Kohli said, "We're definitely not thinking about you know this is the last opportunity for us to win in Australia and we might not come here again".

All eyes in this tour will be on the four Tests, which are sandwiched between the T20s and ODIs.

A rebuilding Australia squad is coming off back-to-back series losses to Pakistan and South Africa in the limited-overs formats, following a Test series loss to Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. It gives India's batsmen a license to have some fun, just trying to get into a good batting rhythm. Shorter forms of the game haven't been their problem and Sharma has been in rampant form this year, already notching up two T20 centuries for his country.

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But the frustrated 20-time Grand Slam victor could not consolidate his position, losing the next game as Zverev levelled at 2-2. Then he added, "We'll see this week as well". "I was more aggressive today". "The crowd have been absolutely awesome all week".

India's spin options are always some of the best in the world but on a pitch like that of Gabba, it is unlikely that the visitors will play with two spinners. "We even had a situation not that long ago where Sri Lanka refused to play, to come out on to the ground, for two hours (against the West Indies when ball-tampering allegations were raised)", he said. But whatever series we play our aim is to win that series.

The Victorian has scored only 12 runs in his last five T20 internationals, but has the ability to take the game away from the opposition in limited-over competition.

India found out pretty recently that playing the shorter formats before Tests isn't exactly the ideal preparation.

"Australia has bowlers who are very tall and extract those conditions, use them to their advantage", Sharma said of the Perth test. This has a flawless blend of T20 bowlers - two good new-ball bowlers who can extract any swing or seam on offer, a wrist-spinner in the middle overs bowling in tandem with a niggardly stump-to-stump left-arm spinning all-rounder and a T20 demi-god who crunches yorkers at will during the death overs.

Ind vs Aus 1st T20I will be broadcast on Sony Six and Sony Six HD in English commentary while Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD will air the match in Hindi commentary.

Australia, on the other hand, will be without David Warner and Steve Smith. Glenn Maxwell blows hot and cold.

Having so many of their players in form and performing well is undoubtedly one of the biggest assets the home side possess, alongside having a very vocal crowd behind them.

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