The upcoming T20 series between India and Australia and it is anyone’s guess as to which team will win the three match series. Australia will be wanting to comeback from an ODI series drubbing and India will want to continue their purple patch in the short format game.
The next T20 World Cup is not until 2020, which means that this series seems to hold little significance in terms of shaping a squad for that tournament for India selectors and from an Indian perspective the lack of youth in the squad shows that the senior players still have the pulling power of the Indian fans. Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni will all feature in the series against Australia and it will inevitably be interesting to see how they perform.
Australia have also opted for some older hands coming into the squad with Nathan Nathan Coulter-Nile coming back as well as Tim Paine
"Nathan brings raw pace to the side with good variation," selector Trevor Hohns said of Coulter-Nile's selection.
"It is great to see him back from injury and we are hopeful he will have a big impact in this series.
Some pundits have likened T20 cricket to roulette or ‘cricket casino’ with either side having the chance to win at any given time in the match and you can always check out the many online casino websites or sports websites for further information on this. However, if you would like to know what our prediction is for the series it is – Australia to win 2-1
See the squads below and check out our India v Australia series section for more information.
Steve Smith (C), David Warner (VC), Jason Behrendorff, Dan Christian, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa
Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Axar Patel.