The first T20 between India and Australia will be played in Mohali.
Rohit Sharma’s team India has a strong chance of victory
One Indian batsman alone is enough to defeat the opposition team.
New Delhi. There is less than a month left in the T20 World Cup. In such a situation, every team is busy preparing for the tournament with all their heart. Team India is also not behind. Before the T20 World Cup, the Indian team wants to overcome its shortcomings by playing with Australia and South Africa. In this episode, the 3 T20 series against Australia will start in Mohali from Tuesday. Both the teams have prepared fiercely for this match. Where the Australian team has come here after winning the ODI series against New Zealand. At the same time, Team India has returned after losing in the Asia Cup. In such a situation, India will try to return to the path of victory. There can be no better ground for this than Mohali.
For the last 13 years, the Indian team has not lost a single T20 in Mohali. In such a situation, the chances of Team India winning against Australia are high. Anyway, the Kangaroo team has come here without 4 important players Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner and Mitchell Starc. This is also a matter to increase the hopes of India’s victory.
India has played 3 T20s in Mohali so far and has won all three. India played the last T20 at this ground against South Africa in 2019, in which Team India won by 7 wickets with 6 balls to spare. Earlier, in 2016 India and Australia had a collision in Mohali. Even then India won by 6 wickets in 5 balls. India won the T20 match for the first time against Sri Lanka in 2009 in Mohali. That is, for 13 years, India has not lost a T20 match on this ground.
India did not lose a single T20 in Mohali
India’s chances of winning Virat in the first T20 against Australia are also high because Virat Kohli’s bat has spoken fiercely here. He alone is heavy on the opposing team. On both the occasions in 2019 and 2016 when India defeated South Africa and Australia in Mohali. Then Virat Kohli was selected as the player of the match. He played brilliant innings in both the matches.
Virat had scored an unbeaten 82 runs in 51 balls against Australia in 2016. At the same time, played an unbeaten innings of 72 runs in 52 balls against South Africa 3 years ago. Virat has scored the most runs in T20 in Mohali. He has scored 154 runs in 2 matches at a strike rate of around 150.
Australia had lost two T20s in 2019
7 T20s have been played between India and Australia in India. Out of this, Team India has won 4 while Australia has won 3. Out of this, he has won 2 matches on the tour of 2019. In such a situation, under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, the Indian team would also like to avenge that defeat in this series.
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 19, 2022, 19:30 IST