IND vs AUS 4th T20 Preview
Is a certain number of runs sufficient? In this fourth T20 match against Australia in Raipur, India will be trying to provide a definitive response to that query.
The fact that they scored the biggest T20 total against Australia in Thiruvananthapuram provided them with more than enough cushion, even in the unlikely event that they pulled off their greatest T20 chase in Visakhapatnam under ideal conditions.
Glenn Maxwell put India’s death bowlers to shame and helped Australia score runs in the series in Guwahati, but the damp conditions meant even 222 wasn’t enough.
There have been a lot of huge scores and flat surfaces, so India won’t be unduly worried about their death bowling. This was Ruturaj’s thought as well, highlighting how “even 13-14 runs an over” is achievable in these circumstances and that the best course of action is to “accept that and move on” in his post-third Twenty20 International speech.
Nevertheless, Prasidh Krishna’s progress would be scrutinised, particularly as there are just eight T20Is left until the World Cup in 2019. In this series, the tall pacer has scored 1/50, 3/41, and 0/68—the most recent being the lowest ever by an Indian in Twenty20 Internationals.
Because of his height and new ball management, Jason Behrendorff has always been an X-factor in a series when fast bowlers have been dying to die. With deliveries that go across, he has tempted the right-hand batters and cramped the left-hand batters of India.
In addition to making the right-hand batters cautious, the odd swinging ball into them has also contributed to his 17 dots in a 1 for 12 spell in Guwahati.
He gave up just 25 runs in the opening Twenty20 International, and his four overs will be vital if Australia is to tie the series.
In addition to trying to equalise the series, Australia will also need to adjust to having yet another squad available. With Travis Head being the lone exception, Sean Abbott, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Steve Smith, and Adam Zampa have all gone home following a successful World Cup campaign.
They have been replaced in the squad by Ben Dwarshuis, Chris Green, Ben McDermott, and Josh Philippe, who are all eager to get some playing time—not to mention that the IPL Auction is quickly approaching.
If India’s goal is to win the series and not pursue any longer-term goals, Mukesh should be in the starting lineup. In every other case, India has made an effort to offer their players a lengthy series.
The team’s vice-captain, Shreyas Iyer, is also available after missing the first three matches. He may replace Tilak Varma. After a protracted absence, Deepak Chahar has rejoined the team and may be given a look.
Venue : Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur.
Date: 1st December 2023.
Timings: 7:00 PM (Local).
Tournament: Australia tour of India, 2023.
Only one international match has been held at Raipur, and that was an ODI earlier this year between New Zealand and India.
That time, the grassy pitch produced some lateral movement and tennis-ball bounce, which India’s quick bowlers took full use of to reduce the opposition to 15/5 in an easy victory.
There isn’t much information available on what to expect in terms of T20 matches as the last match played here was a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy encounter between Railways and Rajasthan back in 2018.
However, this location does offer large boundaries, which the spinners can still utilize after the dew has taken hold.
Only once in 29 T20 matches at the site has a team scored more over 200 runs. But in this series, the wickets have been rather flat, so we might have another one like that here. When batting first, the team’s goal is to reach a total of 180–200.
India Possible Playing XI
1. Yashasvi Jaiswal, 2. Ruturaj Gaikwad, 3. Ishan Kishan (wk), 4. Shreyas Iyer, 5. Suryakumar Yadav (capt), 6. Rinku Singh, 7. Axar Patel, 8. Ravi Bishnoi, 9 Arshdeep Singh, 10. Deepak Chahar, 11. Mukesh Kumar.
Australia Possible Playing XI
1. Aaron Hardie, 2. Travis Head, 3. Matthew Short, 4. Ben McDermott, 5. Tim David, 6. Matthew Wade (capt, wk), 7. Chris Green, 8. Ben Dwarshuis, 9. Nathan Ellis, 10. Jason Behrendorff, 11. Tanveer Sangha.
Toss Strategy Prediction
The chasing team has won 16 of the 29 Twenty20 matches held at Raipur’s Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium.
Given how important dew was to this series in the second innings, it’s highly likely that the captain who won the toss will field here.
IND vs AUS Players Prediction – Players that can outperform
- Yashasvi Jaiswal
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Ben McDermott
- Ishan Kishan
- Arshdeep Singh
IND vs AUS Odds Analysis
India is currently placed at 1.62. If we calculate the winning percentage at these odds for Indian side, then, it comes out to be 61.7283%.
On the other hand, Australia is currently placed at 2.35. If we calculate the winning percentage at these odds for Australian side, then, it comes out to be 42.5531%.
IND vs AUS 4th T20 match winner prediction
As per our analysis, we are backing Indian team to win this game and seal the series by 3-1.
IND vs AUS 4th T20 Dream11 team
Disclaimer: We have created above team with our own analysis. We request you to go through the preview and make your final team once the lineup is announced.