- Aaron Finch will lead Australia in the three-match T20I series against India.
- The matches will be played on September 20, 23, and 25 in Mohali, Nagpur, and Hyderabad.
- The Australian team is coming five days early to get acclimatised to Indian conditions.
The 2022 edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will take place in Australia from October 16 to November 13. Both these teams are placed in opposite groups but will face each other once in Australia during the T20 World Cup warm-up game.
The upcoming series in India, which will start next week, will be the first occasion since November 2020, when Australia and India will face each other in a bilateral T20I series.
To take part in the series, the Australian team will travel to India on September 15th. They are coming five days before to get accustomed to Indian conditions.
The Aaron Finch-led side was already missing star opener David Warner, who has been rested for the series, and their problems were exacerbated on Wednesday, when it was revealed that all-rounders Mitchell March and Marcus Stoinis, as well as leading pacer Mitchell Starc, have all been ruled out due to injury.
Stoinis and Starc took part in the recently concluded three-match ODI series against New Zealand, which Australia won by a margin of 3-0, despite a horror show by their top-order batters.
As for Team India, after returning from Dubai, they are on a few days off and will reassemble in Mohali on September 16 to begin their practice at PCA Stadium ahead of the 1st T20I on September 20.
The upcoming series will see the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Harshal Patel making a comeback for India in the T20I circuit. While Bumrah and Harshal missed the action in the last couple of months due to injury-related issues, Shami wasn’t in the scheme of things as far as the shortest format of the game was concerned.
Australia Squad: Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Aaron Finch (c), Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa.