India vs Australia 1st T20I Match LIVE Updates: The first match of the three-match T20 International series between India and Australia is being played at the Canberra ground. In this match, Australian captain Aaron Finch has decided to bowl after winning the toss. In such a situation, the team captained by Virat Kohli will get to bat first.
T Natarajan Debut
T Natarajan, who made his ODI debut on 2 December, also got a chance to make his debut in T20 International cricket on 4 December. Prior to the ODI match, T Natarajan, who became the Yorker King in the IPL, got a place in the team only on the basis of his performance. Jasprit Bumrah has been rested before the Test series.
India Team playing eleven
Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Virat Kohli (captain), Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Shami, T Natarajan, Deepak Chahar.
Australia Team playing Eleven
Aaron Finch (captain), Darcy Short, Matthew Wade (wicketkeeper), Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Moses Henriques, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson Adam Jampa and Josh Hazlewood.
After losing 2–1 in the ODI series, the Indian team now has a chance to avenge Australia. If the Indian team wins the T20 series then the limited overs series between the two countries will be equal.
India vs Australia head to head in T20I
So far 20 T20 International matches have been played between India and Australia. The Indian team record against Australia in short format is excellent. India has defeated Australia 11 times in T20 matches, while 8 matches have been won by Australia. A match between the two countries has been inconclusive. Not only this, the Indian team has never lost the T20 series on Australian soil. In such a situation, the Indian team will have this one plus point.