India vs Australia Score Updates: Aaron Finch has won the toss and opted to field in the first T20I.© AFP
Australia have won the toss and opted to field against India in the first of three Twenty20 Internationals at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. The hosts have brought Mitchell Swepson into the lineup and squad in place of Ashton Agar, who has been ruled out of the T20I series. Matthew Wade has further been handed an opportunity instead of Alex Carey. Team India have rested Jasprit Bumrah, with Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav not included as well. T Natarajan will make his T20I debut, with Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar and Sanju Samson the other fresh faces. Canberra is the venue where the visitors have registered their only win of the tour so far. India beat Australia by 13 runs in the third and final ODI on Wednesday. (LIVE SCORECARD)
1st T20I Live Updates Between Australia (AUS) vs India (IND), Straight From Manuka Oval, Canberra
Jasprit Bumrah has been rested for the opening T20I
Team India pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah has been rested for the upcoming T20I, which may have been decided taking into consideration the upcoming Test matches.
India XI: Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul (wk), Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami, Thangarasu Natarajan.
Australia XI: Aaron Finch (c), D’Arcy Short, Matthew Wade (wk), Steve Smith, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Sean Abbott, Mitch Starc, Mitch Swepson, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
Mitchell Starc explains why he loves T20 cricket
Australia’s left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc has explained why he loves T20 cricket, in a video posted on Cricket Australia’s official Twitter handle. It will be interesting to see how he performs in the first T20I against India.
“T20… it’s power hitting, it’s bowling fast.”
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 4, 2020
Toss just a few minutes away!
The toss for the first match of the T20I series between Australia and India, is just a few minutes away. The team winning the toss enjoyed an advantage during the ODI series. Will the same be the case during the T20I series as well?
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 4, 2020
Hello and welcome!
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the first T20I between Australia and India played at the Manuka Oval, Canberra.
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