As the Indian cricket team prepares to face Australia in the first match of the five-game T20I series on Thursday, November 23, at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam, key players, including Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul, have been rested. Suryakumar Yadav will lead the team, with Ruturaj Gaikwad serving as the deputy.
The pitch at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium is renowned for its batsman-friendly conditions, offering excellent tracks for scoring. However, spinners have found support, and the second innings’ low bounce can pose challenges. With the match scheduled to start at 7 PM, the dew factor may impact both teams, especially the side bowling second. Recent matches at the venue have favored the chasing team, a trend likely to continue in the IND vs AUS encounter. The average first-innings score at this ground is approximately 119.
– Match: India vs Australia, 1st T20I
– Date & Time: Thursday, November 23 & 7 PM
– Venue: Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
– Live Broadcast & Streaming: Sports 18 & JioCinema
IND vs AUS T20I Series Squads:
– India: Suryakumar Yadav (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad (vc), 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 Iyer
– Australia: Matthew Wade (c), Jason Behrendorff, Sean Abbott, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Tanveer Sangha, Matt Short, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa