India will play first warm-up match in T20 World Cup
India will play a first warm-up match in T20 World Cup: The match will be played against Australia in Gabba, and all eyes will be on Shami
India has to play two warm-up matches before the India-Pakistan clash to be held on 23 October in the T20 World Cup. Team India will play against defending champion Australia in the first match today. After losing to Western Australia in the unofficial practice match, now Team India can field its best team in the warm-up match. In the T20 series against Australia last month, Team India won 2-1.
This time it will be interesting to see how Mohammed Shami, who has been included in the team in place of Jasprit Bumrah, performs. Mohammed Shami has not been a part of the team in international T20 matches after the 2021 T20 World Cup. However, he performed brilliantly for Gujarat Titans, which won the title in the IPL itself. Shami took 20 wickets in 16 matches at an economy rate of 8. In such a situation, it is expected from Bumrah that Shami's rhythm will return again by playing in the warm-up match.
India's top-order batsmen Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul are often seen in trouble against the left-arm fast bowler. In such a situation, before the match against Pakistan, playing against Mitchell Starc and New Zealand's Trent Boult will practice India's batsmen.
Team India will play against Australia at the Gabba Stadium in Brisbane on October 17 at 9:30 am. The match will be telecast on Star Sports Network.
Gabba's pitch will be flat. It will be great for the batsmen. 160 is the average score on this pitch.
India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Nathan Ellis, Josh Hazlewood
Today 2 matches will be played in the qualifying match. The first match will be played between two-time World Cup champions West Indies and Scotland at 9:30 am. Also, the second match will be between Ireland and Zimbabwe at 1:30 pm.