In-form India eye T20I series win against depleted Aussies

ANI | Updated: Oct 10, 2017 11:00 IST

Guwahati [Assam], October 10 (ANI): India will aim to wrap the three-match Twenty20 series against Australia by winning the second consecutive game at the ACA-Barsapara stadium in Guwahati later on Tuesday.

The Virat Kohli-led side, who clinched the ODI series against Australia 4-1 to reclaim the number one spot in the ICC rankings, had earlier continued their dominance against the depleted Steve Smith-led side as they clinched a thrashing nine-wicket win in Ranchi.

It should be noted that this is the first international game that will be played at this ground.

The Men in Blue, who produced a spectacular all-round show in the opening match, will hope to deliver a similar kind of performance here today.

Meanwhile, Australia will look for a better performance from their middle order to get back to winning ways and to keep their hopes alive in the T20I series.

Earlier, Australian stand-in skipper David Warner had insisted that his team was not let down by their defeat in the first T20I in Ranchi and would continue to play with the Australian brand of cricket in the remaining two games of the series.

The two squads are as follows:

India T20 squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Axar Patel.

Australia T20 squad: Steve Smith (Captain), David Warner (vice-captain), Jason Behrendorff, Dan Christian, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine (WK), Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa.(ANI)