India defeated Australia by a margin of 4-1 in the ODI series and totally dominated the World Champions. The action now shifts to the shortest format of the game and former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag feels India can win the T20I series 3-0.
The last time these two teams went head to head in a T20I series was in 2016 in which India tormented the opposition down under and won the series 3-0. Sehwag based that victory to support his claim of another Indian whitewash over the Aussies.
Sehwag had earlier predicted a 5-0 whitewash for India in the ODI series but the visitors managed to win the 4th ODI in Bengaluru. The explosive opener reckons Virat Kohli and his men have a great chance to inflict another clean sweep.
“I think India will win 3-0 in the T20 series because we have beaten them 3-0 in Australia. So, I think we can easily beat Australia 3-0 in our own backyard,” quoted Virender Sehwag in an interview with the India TV.
“I think Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma will open in the T20Is. Both of them had a good series in Sri Lanka and then Shikhar had to leave because of a family problem. But now when he is back, he will get a chance to play. And talking about Rohit, he scored a century in the last ODI against Australia so he will surely get a chance,” he added.
Warner and Finch can be dangerous
The Australian openers David Warner and Aaron Finch stitched together decent partnerships in the last 3 ODIs and found good form. Sehwag believes the duo can be dangerous for the home side.
“I think David Warner and Aaron Finch can be dangerous for India in the T20 series. Both the Aussie openers have regained their form in the ODI series and if they are there till 10 or 15 overs, they can win the match for Australia,” he said.