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The first T20 between IND and AUS in Vishakapatnam is the start of the preparations for the T20 World Cup 2024, which will begin on June 4.

India will play Australia in the first match of a five-match T20 tournament on Thursday (November 23). Both teams will field a second string squad, as their main players were given rest due to workload management. Matthew Wade will lead Australia, while Suryakumar Yaddav will lead India. This five-match T20 will be the first step in preparation for T20 World Cup 2020, which begins on June 4.

With the big trio of Indian team Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul unlikely to feature in the T20 World Cup, players such as Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravi Bishnoi, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, & Rinku Singh have a golden chance to showcase their humongous talent and have a real shot at being in the team for the T20 World Cup.

Australia will be without its main players as well, and will have a chance to determine a core team for the T20 World Cup. Only David Warner, Steven Smith and Adam Zampa are in the World Cup squad. Glenn Maxwell is also there, as well as Travis Head, Zampa and Stoinis. Smith is on a tight schedule and needs to win five T20Is in order to maintain his position in the T20 squad.

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The veteran has had a poor WC, and will now be eager to be in the running. Australia’s bowling looks weaker without Cummins, Hazlewood and Starc. 

Match Details

Match: IND vs AUS 1st T20I

Date & Time: November 23, 7:00 PM

Venue: Visakhapatnam 

Live Streaming: Disney+Hotstar

IND vs. AU: Pitch Report 

The match will take place in Vishakapatnam. The pitch out here is batting paradise, with runs coming thick & fast. This surface will make it difficult to defend. 

IND vs AUS: Top Fantasy Picks

Captain – Travis Head

Vice-captain – Suryakumar Yadav

Wicketkeeper – Matthew Wade

Batters – Tilak Varma, Warner, Tim David

All-rounders – Maxwell, Axar Patel

Bowlers – Arshdeep Singh, Behrendorff, Bishnoi

IND vs AUSTRALIA: Probable Playing 11s

IND: Gaikwad, Jaiswal, Ishan Kishan, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Rinku Singh, Axar Patel, Shivam Dube, Bishnoi, Asrhdeep Singh, Avesh Khan

AUS: Steven Smith (Waver), Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis (Matthew Wade), Tanveer Sangha (Tim David), Behrendorff, Nathan Ellis and Sean Abbott

India’s T20 squad to play Australia series

Suryakumar Yadav (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad (vice-captain), Ishan Kishan, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Shivam Dubey, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar

(Shreyas is Iyer will be the vice-captain in the squad for the two last T20Is, which are to be played in Raipur and Bengaluru.

Australia’s T20 team for India series

Matthew Wade, David Warner (captain), Travis Head, Steven Smith. Matt Short, Marcus Stoinis. Tim David. Josh Inglis. Jason Behrendorff. Nathan Ellis. Spencer Johnson. Adam Zampa. Tanveer. 

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