Aus vs Ind- 1st T20I Preview: In-sync India look to seek early advantage over rattled Aussies

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Aaron Finch
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The Men In Blue executed a fairy-tail clean sweep in the T20I’s over the Australians in their own backyard the last time. With Cricket Australia keen to repair the growing cracks that have been exposed as a result of recurring defeats, the Blues will look to expose them wide open.

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The side lead by Aaron Finch will be without the flair of the explosive opener David Warner and the leadership of Steve Smith, who are still serving their respective bans. While India will look this with a silver lining to be potentially the best time to tour the country and gain significant momentum ahead of the 4-match test series.

The Gabba in Brisbane will kick-start the proceedings between the two nations that are no strangers to playing fire with fire. With India being in red-hot form across all departments and coming off an impressive clean sweep over the defending T20 Champions West Indies, the hosts have a lot to fear ahead of the first fixture.

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When: Wednesday, 21 November at 5:50 PM local time (1:20 PM IST)

Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane

How to watch: Ten Sports Network, Sony LIV

Predicted XI

India: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed

Australia:  Aaron Finch (c), Chris Lynn, D’Arcy Short, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ben McDermott, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Billy Stanlake

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