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India v Australia, 1st T20, Match Prediction

India v Australia 1st T20 Match Prediction
India v Australia

It’s time for another battle between arch-rivals India and Australia. Not too long back, India had traveled down under for series across all formats. The Men in Blue had tremendous success on the historic tour. Now, it’s the turn for the hosts to become the visitors. Two T20s will be preceded by 5 ODIs on the tour. Keep reading to find out the India v Australia 1st T20 Match Prediction.

Visakhapatnam will be the venue for the 1st game to be played on Sunday. Just one T20 has been played at the venue so far. In 2016, India had bowled Sri Lanka out for just 82 and then chased it down with 9 wickets in hand. Even though it was a low scoring game yet the venue is known for its batting-friendly pitch.

Right now, the focus of both the teams will be on the ODI World Cup scheduled to be held later this year. Even from the T20s, they would want to gain for the 50-over format. The players doing well in this format might make a case for a selection in the World Cup squad. However, this is going to be an intriguing battle as T20 is the format in which both sides are comparable in the present scenario.

Here is our India v Australia 1st T20 Match Prediction

Case1: If India bats first

First Innings score prediction: 190-200

Result prediction: India will win the match by 20-30 runs

Case2: If Australia bats first

First Innings score prediction: 160-170

Result prediction: India will win the match by 6 wickets

 

Head to head in T20Is

Total T20Is: 18, India won: 11, Australia won: 6, No Result: 1

 

Predicted XIs

India

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wk), Krunal Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

Australia

Aaron Finch (c), D’Arcy Short, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Adam Zampa, Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Jhye Richardson

 

India v Australia 1st T20 Match Prediction: Team India has been in a terrific form of late in the shortest format of the game. Their long unbeaten run in T20s was ended by New Zealand recently. But the hosts are back in the familiar conditions which is why they go in as the favorites.

 

Also Read: Who will win the ODI World Cup 2019? Here are the top 5 contenders

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