Match Preview: India vs Australia
Before the T20 World Cup, India and Australia will play a series of 3 T20 matches against each other. The first match of the series will be played today at the Punjab Cricket Stadium. Both the teams are playing this series to prepare for the upcoming World Cup, so both the teams have selected their best players in the team. Both the teams have announced their World Cup squads, so they are fielding the same World Cup squads in this series as well.
Probably Playing XI of India
1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 KL Rahul, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Hardik Pandya, 6 Rishabh Pant/ Dinesh Karthik (wk), 7 Axar Patel, 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar/ Deepak Chahar, 9 Harshal Patel, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Jasprit Bumrah
Probably Playing XI of Australia
1 Aaron Finch (capt), 2 Josh Inglis, 3 Steven Smith, 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5 Matthew Wade (wk), 6 Tim David, 7 Cameron Green, 8 Adam Zampa, 9 Pat Cummins, 10 Josh Hazlewood, 11 Sean Abbott
Pitch and conditions
It is expected to be partly cloudy and humid in Mohali tomorrow, with a 25% chance of precipitation in the evening. In T20s since 2018, the chasing team has won seven out of 11 matches at the ground. On the eve of the match, Finch said the wicket had “a bit of grass on it”.