India vs Australia 2022 1st T20I: Match preview, head-to-head and streaming details

India have the upper hand in the head-to-head competition between the two teams.

In the Australia tour of India 2022, the first T20I will take place on Tuesday, September 20 at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali at 7:00 PM IST.

En route to the highly anticipated ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, the Indians will welcome the host Australia for a three-match series in the shortest format. The series against the reigning champions ahead of the mega T20 competition will test the armoury of the Men in Blue led by Rohit Sharma. Walking into these fixtures on the back of a recent defeat in the Asia Cup 2022 and the early exit from the T20 world cup last year will motivate the Indians to push the pedal hard to be prepared for the ultimate test in the multi-team event. With the return of Jasprit Bumrah, the Indian team seems formidable in this home series.

On the other hand, the Aussies will also gear up ahead of the elite competition. Considering the home advantage, they will be heading into the world cup as one of the favourites. Australia also have a rich advantage playing in the Indian subcontinent. The likes of Glenn Maxwell, David Warner and Steve Smith have mastered the art of playing spin in Indian conditions, which could bring some real challenges to the first-ever T20 world champions. The shortcoming for visitors is the unavailability of the team’s prime bowler Mitchell Starc and the all-rounders Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis.

India have the upper hand in the head-to-head competition between the two teams. Both sides collided on 23 occasions, India won 13 fixtures while the Aussies emerged victorious on nine instances.

The last time when the giants of world cricket met in a T20I bilateral fixture, India won the series 2-1.

Where to watch?

TV – Star Sports Network

OTT – Disney+ Hotstar

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