The much-anticipated T20I clash between cricket powerhouses India and Australia is on the horizon, following the gripping ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Set to unfold over five exhilarating encounters, the IND vs AUS T20 series promises high-octane action, with India holding a historical advantage of 15 victories in their 26 previous T20 clashes.
Having engaged in various contests earlier this year, including the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and the ODI series, T20Is were notably absent from Australia’s recent tour of India. The last T20I showdown between these titans took place just before the 2022 T20 World Cup, resulting in India securing a 2-1 triumph.
The T20 series kicks off a mere four days after the conclusion of the 2023 ODI World Cup final, adding an extra layer of excitement. The battles are set to commence on November 23 in Visakhapatnam and will culminate in Bengaluru on December 3, with the initially planned fifth match venue shifted from Hyderabad.
While Australia has already revealed their formidable squad, India’s lineup remains a suspenseful aspect. With cricket stalwarts like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli expected to rest post the ODI World Cup, a younger, fresher Indian squad is anticipated to take the field against Australia. However, the absence of Hardik Pandya, still recovering from an ankle injury suffered during the IND vs BAN ODI World Cup match, is expected to be felt in the series.
India vs Australia T20 Series: Schedule and Match Details (All timings in IST)
- 1st T20I: India vs Australia, Visakhapatnam – November 23, 7 pm
- 2nd T20I: India vs Australia, Thiruvananthapuram – November 26, 7 pm
- 3rd T20I: India vs Australia, Guwahati – November 28, 7 pm
- 4th T20I: India vs Australia, Nagpur – December 1, 7 pm
- 5th T20I: India vs Australia, Bengaluru – December 3, 7 pm
As cricket enthusiasts gear up for this thrilling series, the battle between these cricket giants promises to be a captivating spectacle, shaping the post-ODI World Cup cricket narrative.