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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Australia vs India 2020 - 1st T20I

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The 1st T20I of the three-match series between Australia and India will be played at the Manuka Oval, Canberra in Australia.

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There will be a lot of absentees in the playing XIs of both sides. David Warner will miss out due to a groin injury. He is expected to be replaced by Matthew Wade or D'arcy Short.

Pat Cummins has been rested for the T20I series and Sean Abbott is likely to take his place. If Mitchell Starc hasn't recovered, Daniel Sams will be preferred over Andrew Tye as the third pace bowler.

For India, Rohit Sharma is still recovering from a hamstring strain at the NCA. The team is expected to not risk Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah as they have a long Australian summer ahead of them. Hence, only one out of the two is expected to make the final cut with Deepak Chahar and T Natarajan featuring as the other pace bowling options.

If India want to include both Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey, it will leave them with just five bowling options which is not ideal in the T20 format.

Hence, they are likely to go with either of the two and then back Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja to bat at number 5 and 6 respectively, with Washington Sundar at 7.

The T20I will be played on the same surface where the last ODI was played and the pitch in Canberra does have something in it for the bowlers. Hence, a score of around 180 should be par.

  Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

Australia - Aaron Finch (c), Matthew Wade/D'arcy Short, Steve Smith, Moises Henriques/Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc/Daniel Sams, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa

India - KL Rahul (wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer/Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, T Natarajan, Mohammed Shami/Jasprit Bumrah


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - India

Who will win? – India

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Aaron Finch (Australia), Virat Kohli (India)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Adam Zampa (Australia), Jasprit Bumrah (India)

Most Sixes – Glenn Maxwell (Australia), Hardik Pandya (India)

Man of the Match –  Hardik Pandya

Team Scores Batting first – Australia 190+, India 200+

 Match Handicap India 

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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