India will play its second warm-up match against Australia today ahead of Super 12 round of T20 World Cup 2021 at ICC Cricket Academy Ground, Dubai. India team management would look to finalise the batting order and playing 11 ahead of marquee clash against arch-rivals Pakistan on October 24. The ICC T20 World Cup will be Virat Kohli’s last as captain in the format besides being the swan-song for head coach Ravi Shastri.
In today’s match, Rohit Sharma is expected to get a go as he has came out to bat in India’s previous warm-up match. The talking point, however, remains all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who didn’t look comfortable in his brief stay against England.
With Pandya not bowling, it remains to be seen whether the Indian think-tank will play him purely as a batter. If Pandya does not bowl, India will also miss the sixth bowling option in case one of the five-strong attack has an off day on the field. Meanwhile Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur and mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy are expected to get some match practice as all the three players were not part of India’s previous warm-up game.
Australia, on the other hand, has also made winning start to its preparations for T20 WC campaign with Josh Inglis hitting two fours in the final over to help his side beat New Zealand by three wickets a warm-up match in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
There was mixed news for Australia in its first warm-up as David Warner’s horror run continued after he was dismissed for a first-ball duck.
In a warm-up game, teams do not reveal the playing 11 at the toss.
Here are the squads of both the teams:
India squad for T20 World Cup: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur.
Australia for T20 World Cup: Aaron Finch (C), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins (VC), Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
Know about India vs Australia warm-up match live telecast, streaming and live toss timings details here:
When will the India vs Australia warm-up match be played?
The IND vs AUS warm-up match is scheduled to take place on October 20, Wednesday.
Where will IND vs AUS warm-up match be played?
The venue for the India vs Australia practice match is ICC Cricket Academy ground, Dubai.
The ICC T20 World Cup warm-up match between India and Australia will begin at 3:30 pm IST.
At what time will the IND vs AUS practice match live toss take place?
The IND vs AUS live toss between the captains will take place 30 minutes before the scheduled start of play that is 3:00 pm IST.
Which TV channels will telecast India vs Australia practice match live in India?
How to live stream IND vs AUS warmup match in India?
The live streaming of IND vs AUS practice match will be available on Disney+Hotstar app in four languages.