INDIA/AUSTRALIA: India and Australia are even now, after a great run chase at VCA stadium Nagpur, India levelled the series one all and that made today’s final T20 match a far more thrilling one.
The final match will be played on September 25, at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
The hosts, despite their victory, faced some difficult selection decisions. Harshal Patel, a fast bowler, hasn’t had a terrific series so far. The speedster failed to claim a wicket in two games and was run out for 81 runs in six overs.
It is uncertain whether India will give Deepak Chahar a chance rather than Harshal. India’s playing eleven for the previous match contained both Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik.
Aussies have another choice that is Kane Richardson. The performance of Glenn Maxwell, who has scored one run at an average of 0.50, would also cause the visitors to be a little concerned.
But Maxwell, who struck a century at Bangalore’s M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in 2019 in the shortest format of the game, has respectable T20I statistics versus India.
Player to watch out
Jasprit Bumrah – As Bumrah is fit again and back in the Indian squad it is a concern for Aussies. Australia will be planning on how to tackle those fiery four overs of him and on the other hand captain Rohit has to plan his overs to get the most out of his bowling.
Bumrah’s dipping yorkers and subtle slower-ones make him very difficult to hit in the death over and of course, this quality makes him a quality death bowler and an ‘X’ factor for team India.
Glenn Maxwell- Maxwell is not looking good in this series but he has a good record against India in T20I and he desperately will be looking to score some runs in the final T20I.
Australia needs something from him because they know he is a match winner and can turn the games in Australia’s favour regardless of the situation. He has a good power-hitting ability and his switch hits come out of nowhere which makes it difficult for the skippers to set a field for him.
India (probable) KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
Australia (probable)-Aaron Finch (c), Cameron Green, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Daniel Sams, Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
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