Mohali. The first match of the 3 T20 match series between India and England is being played at the IS Brinda Stadium in Mohali. Australia captain Aaron Finch has won the toss and decided to bowl first. Indian team will bat first. After the toss, captain Rohit Sharma told that Jasprit Bumrah will not play the first match. At the same time, Dinesh Karthik is playing as a wicketkeeper in place of Rishabh Pant. Umesh Yadav has got a chance to return to Team India in white ball cricket after three years.
Cameron Green will open for Australia
Cameron Green will open with captain Aaron Finch for Australia. David Warner is not playing in this series. At the same time, Singapore-born explosive player Tim David is making his debut for Australia. Evergreen batsman Steve Smith will bat at number three. Australia has fast bowlers like Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Nathan Ellis in the team. Ellis has played for Punjab Kings. He has got a chance in place of Kane Richardson.
Umesh Yadav will play T20 International after 43 months
Umesh Yadav has got a chance in the playing 11 in place of Jasprit Bumrah in the Indian team. After about 43 months, Umesh is seen in Team India’s blue jersey. He played his last T20 match against Australia in Visakhapatnam in February 2019. The last time he appeared in One Day International against West Indies was in the year 2018. Umesh has taken 9 wickets in 7 T20 matches for India. Mohali’s pitch is favorable for his fast bowling.
The two teams are as follows:
India’s Playing 11: Rohit Sharma (capt), KL Rahul (vice captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel and Umesh Yadav.
Australia’s Playing 11: Aaron Finch (c), Cameron Green, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Josh English, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 20, 2022, 18:38 IST