T20 World Cup 2021: Warm-Up game - India vs Australia Match Prediction - Who will win today's match?

T20 World Cup 2021: Warm-Up game – India vs Australia Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

Both India and Australia will enter this match on the back of wins in their previous games.

India win
India. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Preview

India will take on Australia in their second warm-up match of the 2021 T20 World Cup. This encounter will take place at the ICC Academy Ground in Dubai. Both India and Australia will enter this match on the back of wins in their previous games.

India beat the England side by 7 wickets in their first warm-up match. England posted a total of 188/5, but the Virat Kohli-led Indian side chased down the target with 6 balls to spare.

On the other hand, Australia beat New Zealand in their first warm-up rubber. Batting first, the Kiwis scored 158/7 in their allotted 20 overs. The kangaroos chased down the target with 3 wickets and 1 ball to spare.

Match Details

Match – India vs Australia

Venue – ICC Academy Ground, Dubai

Time – 03:30 PM IST, 10:00 AM GMT

Where to watch live – Star Sports Network

Pitch Report

The pitch at the ICC Academy Ground in Dubai is surely a good one for batting. The ball will come onto the bat, and the willow wielders can score runs freely on this surface. Expect a high-scoring encounter between the two sides.

Squads

India

Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami

Australia

Aaron Finch (C), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

Probable best batter of the match

Ishan Kishan (India)

Ishan Kishan blazed his way to a resplendent 70* off just 46 deliveries in India’s warm-up match against the England side and helped Virat Kohli and his men overhaul the target set by their opponents. The left-hander also scored 2 consecutive fifties in his final 2 IPL innings and will enter this contest brimming with confidence.

Probable best bowler of the match

Kane Richardson (Australia)

Kane Richardson was extremely impressive with the ball in Australia’s warm-up rubber against the New Zealand side. In the 4 overs that he bowled, Richardson leaked only 24 runs and also prized out 3 batsmen in the process as well.

Today’s match prediction: India to win the match

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.