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Moises Henriques hopes for a fresh start for Australia in T20I series against India

Sometimes, all you need is a little bit of change in your mental state: Henriques

Moises Henriques
Moises Henriques of Australia (Photo Source: Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Australian all-rounder, Moises Henriques, expects a change in attitude in the upcoming T20I series against India after the ODI series debacle. Steve Smith’s side managed to win only a single game out of the 5 ODI matches. Australia now takes on India in the shortest format of the game in a 3-match series.

Which means that the likes of Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Dan Christian, Moises Henriques, and Tim Paine join the team the team instead of Matthew Wade, Peter Handscomb, Pat Cummins, Marcus Stoinis and Ashton Agar.

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Henriques revealed that new personnel in the squad would lift the spirits of the demoralised team. Also, 10 out of the 14 member squad have had an active contract in the IPL in the previous season.

“Guys would be embracing the new format and new series and try to put in a fresh face to it and get up for this first game here in Ranchi,” commented Moises Henriques according to India Today.

“Sometimes, all you need is a little bit of change in your mental state, change in attitude and in this case, the change in format. And hopefully, we can start afresh,” further added the Sunrisers Hyderabad’s first choice all-rounder.

Meanwhile, former Australian fast bowled backed Steve Smith and co. to come out triumphant in the T20I series on the basis of their IPL experience.

“It always difficult when you are playing cricket in another country, and especially here in India in the most challenging conditions, for Australian players to have faced. So, I think for the young players over here, they will learn, they’ll have some experience,” said Michael Kasprowicz.

“What excites me most about the Australians and the T20 format is that they are experienced here, having played the IPL. So, we are really looking forward to that experience come to the fore and showing what Australia can really do,” added Kasper.

Australia T20 squad:

Steve Smith (c), David Warner, Jason Behrendorff, Dan Christian, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye.

India T20 squad:

Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Axar Patel.

T20 Fixtures:

October 7: JSCA International Stadium, Ranchi

October 10: Barsapara Stadium, Guwahati

October 13: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

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