The third match of the five-match T20 series between Australia and India will be played in Guwahati on Tuesday. After facing a crushing defeat at the hands of India in the first two matches, Australia changed its entire team. The World Cup winning team has decided to release six of its members. Cricket Australia.com.au reported that steve smith And Adam Zampa has already returned home. Whereas, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Josh Inglis and sean abbott After the third T20 match in Guwahati on Tuesday, they will return home on Wednesday. This decision was taken to provide relief to those players who have been in India for more than two months.
Most of the players are part of Australia’s World Cup team
Most of these players were part of Australia’s ODI World Cup team. This time Australia has won the biggest ICC title for a record sixth time. Australia had defeated India in the final of World Cup 2023. After resting six players, Travis Head is the only member of Australia’s World Cup-winning team who will be seen playing in the remaining matches of this T20 series. Head, who was the player of the match in the World Cup final, was not included in this series till now.
Travis Head joins the team
Left-handed opening batsman Head will join the team from the third T20 match itself and will be seen in action on Tuesday. While Australia will have all eyes on replacements for Inglis, Zampa and Smith. Wicketkeeper-batsman Josh Philippe and big-hitter Ben McDermott have already joined the team in Guwahati and are available for selection. Ben Dwarshuis and off-spinner Chris Green are likely to join the team on Wednesday ahead of the fourth T20 match in Raipur.
Chris Green’s bowling is worth watching
Chris Green is a finger spinner and Australia would have felt the need of him for the upcoming match. Green is all set to debut in the fourth T20. Australia looked completely defeated in the two matches in front of the strong batting of Team India. The Kangaroos are behind 0-2 in the series. Smith was given the responsibility of opening, but in the second match he too could not face the Indian bowling attack.
Australia has lost two matches
After losing the first match by two wickets, Maxwell and Zampa returned to the team for the second T20 but they could not do much to change Australia’s fortunes. Meanwhile, India has not made any changes in its team for the third match. However, Shreyas Iyer will be available for selection from the next match. He will also take over the post of vice-captain of the team in place of Ruturaj Gaikwad. Suryakumar Yadav will continue to captain the team in the absence of Hardik Pandya.
Australia’s updated team
Matthew Wade (captain), Jason Behrendorff, Tim David, Ben Dwarshuis, Nathan Ellis, Chris Green, Aaron Hardie, Travis Head, Ben McDermott, Josh Philippe, Tanveer Sangha, Matt Short, Kane Richardson.
Suryakumar Yadav (captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad (vice-captain), Ishan Kishan, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Verma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wicketkeeper), Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Shivam Dubey, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan. , Mukesh Kumar, Shreyas Iyer (last two matches only).
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