India Playing XI 1st T20: Rohit Sharma-led India will make several changes for the upcoming first T20 against Australia in Mohali. As…
India Playing XI 1st T20: Rohit Sharma-led India will make several changes for the upcoming first T20 against Australia in Mohali. As per team sources, Dinesh Karthik and Deepak Hooda will miss out in the first game of the series. Meanwhile, key India speedsters Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel will be included in the India vs Australia 1st T20 match. The duo had missed the Asia Cup due to back and rub injuries respectively. Follow India vs Australia T20 series live updates with InsideSport
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With no Karthik, it becomes evident that India will only play with one regular wicketkeeper. It is going to be Rishabh Pant in the Playing XI. It has been one of the big debates in recent times, and for sure, it has not come to an end as well.
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Pant in the middle means India have an option to use him as a floater or play him in the middle order. It all depends on the kind of start India will make at the top of the innings.
However, the interesting selection is going to be in regards to Hooda. Who will replace him? The best possible candidate, as of now, looks to be Axar Patel, who can play the all-rounder role to perfection. With the three-match series being played in India, it makes a case for his selection.
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When it comes to the bowling unit, it comes as no surprise for the selection of Bumrah and Patel. If Bumrah is India’s number one pacer in all formats, Patel has been a great asset to the Indian team in the shorter format.
As a result of which, Arshdeep Singh, despite his brilliant show, will have to warm the bench in the series. Bumrah, Harshal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar are expected to lead India’s pace attack. Hardik Pandya, with his all-round skills, slots in as the fourth medium pacer. The pitch at the IS Bindra PCA Stadium will have something for the pacers as well.