The much-anticipated India tour of Australia is about to get underway. Before the all-important Test series, the 2 teams will engage in a battle in the shortest format of the game. The first of the 3 matches will be played on November 21 at the Gabba, Brisbane. Keep reading to find out the India vs Australia 1st T20 Match Prediction.
Australia has had a torrid time in international cricket of late. Across all formats, they have struggled. Very recently, they faced South Africa at home where the visitors won in both ODIs and T20I quite comfortably. Also, they are without the services of Steve Smith and David Warner that makes a massive difference.
The Men in Gold will have to play out of their skins to win against India, a team that has been in great form in limited overs cricket. In fact, the Men in Blue have won 7 straight series in T20Is. Additionally, Virat Kohli, who was rested for the Windies series, makes a comeback. Previously, India had won 3-0 in 2016 against Australia in their own backyard. As a result, the odds lie heavily in India’s favor.
Here is our India vs Australia 1st T20 Match Prediction
Case1: If India bats first
First Innings score prediction: 180-190
Result prediction: India will win the match by 30-40 runs
Case2: If Australia bats first
First Innings score prediction: 150-160
Result prediction: India will win the match by 6 wickets
Head to head in T20Is
Total T20Is: 15, India won: 10, Australia won: 5
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik(wk), Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav
Aaron Finch (c), Chris Lynn, D’Arcy Short, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ben McDermott, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Billy Stanlake, Andrew Tye
India vs Australia 1st T20 Match Prediction: India’s superlative run in T20 cricket and Australia’s poor run makes the former favorites for the 1st game. Unless the hosts pull off something special, India should take a 1-0 lead.
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