The Indian team has confirmed its players’ ability for the T20 World Cup by winning the training match against England and will play the second and final practice match against Australia today. Then will finalize how to set their team’s batting order in that match.
India will take on Pakistan in the first match on Sunday (October 24). This will be the last series for Virat Kohli as captain and Ravi Shastri as a coach. Ahead of the warm-up match against England yesterday (Monday), the goalie has decided the top three spots. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma will start the innings. Kohli will be batting in third place.
Ishant Kishan, the young batsman who scored 70 runs for the loss of seven wickets against England, has confirmed that he will be selected in the list of 11 players who will play on the field. Rishabh Bandh (29 not out) was sent ahead of Suryakumar Yadav and it remains to be seen in what order he will land in the 2nd practice match today.
Rohit did not bat in the training match against England. So he wants to try his skills in the 2nd training match. Also, Hardik Pandya was not bowled in the training match against England. He only did batting. He was on the field without taking 12 (10) runs in an earlier warm-up match against England. It remains to be seen whether the Indian team management will field him only as a batsman.
Australia started the first practice match with a three-wicket victory over New Zealand. David Warner’s poor form continued hereafter the IPL. He missed the first ball. Adam Zamba and Kane Richardson bowled well. But the middle-order batsmen failed. Ashton Agar and Mitchell Starc finally played a spectacular inning to give the team the victory.
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