Days after the Cricket World Cup loss against Australia in the final, the Men in Blue will take on the team from Down Under in a five-match T20I series. While Team India will be led by Suryakumar Yadav in the absence of Hardik Pandya, who sustained an ankle injury in CWC match against Bangladesh, Matthew Wade will be leading the Aussies in the five-match T20I series.
With Suryakumar Yadav getting the leadership role for the upcoming series, it will be the Asian Games gold-medal winning captain, who will play the deputy’s role for the first three matches before Shreyas Iyer returns.
With only a few days left to the start of the series, here in this article we will have a close look at all relevant details of the India versus Australia first T20I.
When and where will the first T20I between India and Australia be played?
The first T20I of the five-match series will be played at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket stadium in Visakhapatnam on the 23rd of November from 7:00 PM IST.
What are the squads for the IND vs AUS five-match T20I series?
Australia: Matthew Wade (C), Aaron Hardie, Jason Behrendorff, Sean Abbott, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Tanveer Sangha, Matt Short, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa
India: Suryakumar Yadav (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad (vc), Ishan Kishan, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Wa s hington Sundar, Axar Patel, Shivam Dubey, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar, Shreya Iyer (last two matches only).
Where to watch the IND vs AUS 1st T20I in India?
The first T20I between India and Australia will be broadcast live on Sports18 and Colors Cineplex TV channels in India, however it can be live streamed on JioCinema app and website.