IND vs AUS 1st T20: Australian team starts practice session ahead of first T20I against India in Mohali

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IND vs AUS 1st T20: Australian team starts practice session ahead of first T20I against India in Mohali
IND vs AUS 1st T20: Australian team starts practice session ahead of first T20I against India in Mohali

IND vs AUS 1st T20: Australian team starts practice session ahead of first T20I against India in Mohali

IND vs AUS 1st T20: Australian cricket team started their practice session on Saturday ahead of the first T20I against India in Mohali which will take place on September 20.

The series will kick off from September 20 onwards in Mohali. It will be followed by the second T20I in Nagpur on September 23. And the third T20I in Hyderabad on September 25. Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) took to Instagram for sharing pictures of Aussie players sweating it out in the nets.

Star batter Steve Smith, bowlers Pat Cummins and Adam Zampa, all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and skipper Aaron Finch were among the players practising to be at top of their skill-set ahead of the first T20I match in challenging subcontinent conditions.

This year, Australia has had a strong T20I practise.

They played Sri Lanka at home to open the year, taking the T20I series 4-1. Also they then went on a multi-format tour of Pakistan, where they only managed to win one T20I match.

They then went on a multi-format tour of Sri Lanka, where they won the 20-over series 2-1.

The Aussies’ most recent home games were against New Zealand. Australia won this ODI series by a score of 2-1.

Then, on October 5 and 7, the West Indies will go to Australia to play two T20Is and two Test matches. Following this, England will travel Australia in both white-ball formats. From October 9 to October 14, there will be three T20Is between two bitter rivals.

In October, Australia will begin defending its ICC T20 World Cup title. From October 16 through November 13, the World Cup will be held.

Australia squad for T20I series against India:

Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Aaron Finch (c), Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa.

Australia’s T20 World Cup squad:

Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins (vc), Tim David, Aaron Finch (c), Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner*, Adam Zampa. * Squad will also travel to India for three T20Is, September 20-26, except Warner will be replaced by Cameron Green.