India's Predicted starting XI for T20I series against Australia

Will the new faces get a chance in the T20I series against Australia?

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Team India will be touring Australia after the completion of the Indian Premier League (IPL). This will be India’s first tour since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the suspension of the sport in March. BCCI announced the team’s squad across all the three formats for the much-awaited tour on Monday evening.

Currently ranked third in the ICC T20I rankings, Virat Kohli and his boys will be looking forward to resuming their international stint in style. Coming into the tour with a lot of T20 action in the IPL, we can except India to perform well in the shorter format.

Here’s India’s predicted XI for the T20I series against Australia:

1. KL Rahul

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. (Photo Source: Twitter)

KL Rahul is a right-handed wicket keeper top order batsmen. He is a classy modern day batsman who takes on the bowlers early on and capitalizes on the momentum. He plays wonderful cricketing shots and strikes the ball cleanly. His wicket keeping skills will certainly come in handy for Team India on Australia tour.

He is having a great IPL this year. Rahul is currently the Orange Cap holder with 595 runs to his name in 12 matches. He has been very brutal in smashing world-class bowlers to the fence. His ability to play spin so well allows him to play a long innings. The Karnataka lad has given Team India many great starts and he would be hoping to perform even better this time around.

Rahul’s performance is going to impact India’s chances of being successful. He will also take up the responsibility to keep the wickets for the side and will definitely be the one of the first few names in the XI.

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