Indian Young cricket team will be raring to take the field against new look Australian Twenty20 squad. Both teams are quite a bit different from what we have witnessed since last six weeks. India team will for their first victory on this tour while new look Australian squad will try to continue their winning ways under their new look debutant Captain George Bailey in the new ground at Sydney which will host international games for the first time.
Records for both teams against each other are even, both teams have won two games against each others. As Sydney's Stadium Australia opens its doors to international cricket on February 1 for the first of two Twenty20s, the stakes have been considerably leveled considering India's recruitments and Australia's influx of rookies.
Indian team has got quite a fresh leg into the squad, the likes of S.Raina, Rohit Sharma, Irfan Pathan, Virat Kohli all are very good fielder and very good players who provides too much value to their team. However Australia has also got very good bowling unit with Brett Lee, a much likely debutant James Faulkner and Brad Hogg who is making international comeback after 4 years. He has performed exceptionally well in the Big Bash and he has been selected by considering this year twenty20 world cup in Sri Lanka.
For Indians, the two twenty20 will provide ample opportunity for the new players to get used to the condition and gain some positive ahead of the most important commonwealth bank tri series which starts from 5th February 2012.
After what we have saw in recently concluded test series which India lost by 4-0 it’s most important series for team India as well as their captain M.S.Dhoni. Although Dhoni already said that he has no problem in leaving the captaincy job if anyone else is ready to take his place.
Likely Playing XI for both teams (Match is schedule to begin at 14:05 PM India Time)
India Squad: Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, M.S.Dhoni (Captain & WK), Irfan Pathan, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, P.Kumar, Umesh Yadav.
Australia Squad: David Warner, Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch, David Hussey, George Bailey (Captain), Travis Birt, D.Christian, Matthew Wade (WK), Brad Hogg, Brett Lee, James Faulkner.