Highly-flying Australia are taking on a new-look Indian team in the three-match T20 series, starting from 4th December at Manuka Oval in Canberra. With David Warner ruled out of the T20I series due to groin injury, D’Arcy Short has been named as a replacement in the Australia’s squad for the three-match series. Uncapped Cameron Green has earned a maiden call-up to the T20 squad, while Sean Abbott, Moises Henriques and Daniel Sams have been rewarded for their consistently good performances in the Big Bash League.
Aaron Finch-led unit will enter the contest as clear favorites after beating India with a 2-1 margin in the recently concluded three-match limited-over series.
Therefore, we look at the three players to watch out for Australia who can produce the goods and play an important part in winnings the T20I series against India.
With David Warner ruled out of the T20I series, the onus will be on Australian captain Aaron Finch to produce notable scores at the top of the innings.
There is no doubt that Finch is one of most explosive players in the T20 format. In the recently concluded one-day series, Finch finished as leading run-scorer for Australia with 249 runs in three innings at an average of 83.00 with one century and one half-century to his name.
Warner will be keen to continue his excellent form in against India in the three-match T20I series. The 34-year-old has represented Australia in 64 T20I matches in his career where he has scored 2,114 runs at an average of 38.43 and with the help of two centuries and twelve half-centuries.
Former Australian captain will be keen to continue his stupendous form in the three-match T20I series. The right-hander had an outstanding outing with the bat for Australia in the recently concluded one-day series where he scored back-to-back centuries. Smith was phenomenal with his power-hitting and really launched an onslaught on the Indian bowlers.
The 31-yeard old will be looking to improve his numbers in the T20 format. He has played 42 T20I matches in his career, where he has accumulated 712 runs at an average of 27.38 with four half-centuries to his name.
The team management will be hoping that Smith can replicate his magical form from the one-day internationals in the upcoming three-match T20I series.
Mitchell Starc is certainly premier bowler for Australia in the T20-format. The left-arm pacer had an poor outing in the one-day series with one wicket at an average of 147.00. He will be looking to turn things around with the ball in hand.. Therefore, Mitchell Starc will be hoping to continue his great form with the ball in hand in the three-match T20i series against India. The 30-year-old has represented Australia in 34 T20I matches in his career where he has 45 wickets to his name at an impressive strike-rate of 16.9.
With Australia selecting a full-strength squad, Mitchell Starc will be determined to find form with the ball in hand in this upcoming T20I series against Australia