Today India and Australia will compete in the warm-up match. Both the teams will meet at the ICC Academy Ground in Dubai. This will be the sixth warm-up match of the T20 World Cup 2021. Team India and Australia won their first warm-up match. In such a situation, both teams will be full of confidence. Virat Army and Kangaroo teams would like to test the preparations of their players once again before starting their campaign in the World Cup. Let us tell you that according to Indian time, this match will start at 3.30 pm.
Talking about the total T20 matches between India and Australia, then Team India has the upper hand. Both the teams have played 24 T20 International matches, in which the Indian team has won 13 times. At the same time, the Australian team hoisted the flag of victory only 9 times. Two matches yielded no result. However, Australia dominated the last 5 matches. Kangaroo team got three wins while India got 2 matches. On the other hand, both the teams have clashed 5 times in the T20 World Cup, in which India won 3 and Australia won 2.
It is to be noted that all 15 players of the squad can participate in the practice match, but only 11 players are allowed to bat or bowl. India did not give chances to players like opener Rohit Sharma, mystery spinner Varun Chakraborty and all-rounder Shardul Thakur in their first warm-up match against England. In such a situation, all three can land in front of Australia. At the same time, there may be changes in Australia as well. Australia can field all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and fast bowler Pat Cummins.
The pitch of the ICC Academy Ground provides a lot of help to the batsmen from the batsmen. Here the bowlers have to work hard to stop the runs. India played their last warm-up match at the same ground in Dubai, in which runs were piled up. England had given a target of 189 runs and Team India won by making 192. In such a situation, when the teams of India and Australia are face to face, then once again high scoring match can be seen.
The weather in Dubai will be clear on Wednesday. However, when the players of India and Australia take to the field in the afternoon, there will be a challenge of some heat. The temperature at the time of the match in Dubai is expected to be around 33-34 degree Celsius. At the same time, the humidity can be around 55-60 percent. There is no chance of rain while wind speed reaching 15-17 kmph is likely.
Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma/Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar/Varun Chakravarthy, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, and Jasprit Bumrah.
Australia Squad: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis/Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade (wk), Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson/Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Josh Inglis.