Ind vs Aus: Everything about the first T20

IND VS AUS – First  T20 International

The first T20 between India and Australia will be held at Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam (India) on February 24, 2019. Here is all the information for the T20 International.

Match:  IND vs AUS, 1st T20I, Australia tour of India, 2019
Date:    Sunday, 24 2019
Time:     7 PM in India    ( 01:30 PM GMT )
Venue:  Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam

 The  Squad

Indian Squad:

  1. Virat Kohli (C),
  2. Rohit Sharma (VC),
  3. KL Rahul,
  4. Shikhar Dhawan,
  5. Rishabh Pant,
  6. Dinesh Karthik,
  7. MS Dhoni (WK),
  8. Ravindra Jadeja,
  9. Krunal Pandya,
  10. Vijay Shankar,
  11. Yuzvendra Chahal,
  12. Jasprit Bumrah,
  13. Umesh Yadav,
  14. Siddharth Kaul,
  15. Mayank Markande

Australian Squad

 

  1.  Aaron Finch(c),
  2.  Alex Carey,
  3.  Usman Khawaja,
  4.  Shaun Marsh,
  5.  D Arcy Short,
  6.  Marcus Stoinis,
  7.  Pat Cummins,
  8.  Glenn Maxwell,
  9.  Jhye Richardson,
  10.  Kane Richardson,
  11.  Nathan Coulter-Nile,
  12.  Peter Handscomb,
  13.  Jason Behrendorff,
  14.  Nathan Lyon,
  15.  Ashton Turner,
  16.  Adam Zampa

Overview of the Stadium

 

Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA–VDCA Cricket Stadium is a multipurpose stadium in Visakhapatnam (India). It was established in 2003 and it is owned by Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh. The stadium at present can hold 38,000 people at a time.

It organised its first ODI match against Pakistan in which Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored his maiden one-day international century (148) in 2005. Being given Test status, it hosted its first test match in November 2016, between India and England( India won the match by 246 runs). Later, it hosted its first T20I in February 2016 between India and Sri Lanka.

The ACA-VDCA arena is known for its rich green outfield and is very well-maintained. The grass for the outfield was uniquely imported from the Caribbean. What’s more, the arena has a decent water drainage system. Day/night cricket matches can also be held because the stadium has floodlight offices.

Analysis

 

  • Dean Jones has said that this the last chance for Team India to finalise plans for World Cup because of the ind vs aus series being final matches before the tournament.
  • The return of Indian Skipper – Virat Kohli will surely make India a tougher and able opponent. He is returning after a rest from Ind vs Nz series.
  • Australian Skipper – Aaron Finch will be looking forward to know about India’s preparations for the World Cup.
  • Glenn Maxwell being an experienced player will have a great responsibility
  • Indian spinner Chahal and returning pacers – Bumrah and Umesh will try to bring the match in favour for India.

 

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