Not a long ago, India vanquished the Kangaroos in their own backyard. Those thigh-fives by Shikhar Dhawan seems to be like exertions of yesterday. Both of these giant cricket forces are going to lock their horns one more time. This time, the soil will be different, spinners will rule and we can expect some mammoth totals.
Things don’t change much in 2-3 months, but Aussies are coming from an enthralling BBL season. So they would love to carry forward the T20 momentum they have been into. Whenever these two sides clash, Ind vs Aus games go down to the wire. Although the Indian side looks strapping on papers, we all know what the Aussies are capable of.
Both the sides are armored with the best lineups, which are ready to change the fortunes. India is back with its best batsman and bowler. On the other side, Australia is looking virtuous with the return of their best bowler Pat Cummins.
Top 5 Players who will be the keys for their sides in Ind vs Aus T20 Series
1. Virat Kohli
The run-machine claimed as the King of cricket, Indian skipper Virat Kohli joins the squad after missing out the last leg of long Aus-NZ tour. A refreshed Virat Kohli is ready to roar and would love to pile runs as he does. Kohli has an unreal T20 average of 49.25 and often seen batting at no.4 in t20s. It will be really difficult for the Aussies to keep him calm throughout the series.
2. D’arcy Short
Another BBL season, another MVP award. D’arcy short has been riding high on his form and more than anybody else, he has a point to prove. The storyline was the same last year too but Short failed to make an impact to remember. This year he has got another golden opportunity and we hope he will make the most out of it.
3. Pat Cummins
Here’s your new no.1 Test bowler. Last year was one of the toughest challenges ever faced by Australian Cricket. Their pillars got banned, Starc, all of a sudden, started looking ordinary. Finch and co. failed to give flying starts. But if there was anything that went positive in that period, it was the performances by Pat Cummins and Marcus Stoinis. Pat Cummins has bowled exceptionally well whole summer. He will get the early breakthroughs for you and will be troublesome for Rohit-Dhawan Duo.
4. Marcus Stoinis
Marcus Stoinis is going through the golden patch of his career. He bowls economically, gets wickets, score runs and most importantly, win matches for you.
Is there anything else you expect from a cricketer on the field?
He has given new wings to this deceased Australian side. He is the one who can win a game on his own. He can open the innings, play the anchor role, and finish the innings too. It’s up to the skipper how to make the most of him.
5. Yuzvendra Chahal
In the absence of Kuldeep Yadav, Chahal has an onerous job to do. Chahal has done it in the past and we can expect the same from him now. Chahal controls the major part of innings by scalping wickets and putting pressure on batting team. He will be associated by Krunal Pandya and it will be interesting to see how they cope up.
There are a lot of other players too who can emerge out as the difference between two sides. We hope to see a grueling fight between the two powerhouses.