IND vs AUS: Australia Playing 11 vs India (Predicted), ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Warm Up Match. India will square off against Australia in the first official ICC T20 World Cup 2022 warm-up match on Monday, October 17. The Men in Blue played two unofficial warm-up games against the Western Australia XI, winning one and losing one.
In the meantime, Australia recently lost a T20 series 2-0 to England with the 3rd T20I washed out due to rain. The India vs Australia ICC T20 World Cup 2022 warm-up match will start at 9:30 AM (IST). India plays archrivals Pakistan in their tournament opener on October 23.
Australia, on the other hand, will be eager to strike with the ball at hand. Against England, bowlers like Kane Richardson, Josh Hazlewood, and Mitchell Starc had a little advantage. Glenn Maxwell is having trouble getting runs and would like to perform well in the warm-up game.
Australia, led by Aaron Finch, beat the West Indies 2-0 in their recent T20I series, but lost to Jos Buttler’s England 0-2 in the three-match T20I series that followed. Adding to the defending champions’ woes is David Warner’s neck injury. After missing the third T20I against England, David Warner is unsure of playing against India.
On September 1, 2022, Australia became the first of the 16 teams to announce their squad for the 2022 T20 World Cup. As defending champions – they won the trophy less than a year ago – and being hosts, they will be among the favourites to win the tournament this time.
They will be boosted by an abundance of middle-order big hitters, all of whom can bowl or keep wickets. Such is their depth in this department – Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Tim David, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Matthew Wade, Josh Inglis – that they could afford to leave out in-form Cameron Green.
Tim David’s performances have put pressure on former captain Steve Smith, who is now being considered for omission from the starting XI despite having played a key role in their successful T20I World Cup campaign in the UAE last year. Tim David’s strike rate is 159.34 and the average is 37.44 after playing 20 T20Is. He has already 5 fifties beside his name.
Post-2021 T20I World Cup, this year, Australia beat Sri Lanka at home 4-1 before winning 1-0 in Pakistan and 2-1 in Sri Lanka. Their sole defeat in a series was the 1-2 in India earlier this month. They also had beaten West Indies in both T20Is but lost the 1st T20I of a 3-match T20I series against England by 8 runs.
The Australia squad for the 2022 T20I World Cup 2022 has a 15-member team which includes: Aaron Finch (c), Pat Cummins (vc), Ashton Agar, Tim David, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
IND vs AUS: Australia Playing 11 vs India (Predicted), ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Warm Up Match
Cameron Green, the pace all-rounder was given the task to open for Australia against India in absence of rested David Warner, and he gave selectors a selection headache after scoring 118 runs in 3 innings averaging 39.33 at a strike rate of 214.55. He may not be in the playing XI with David Warner returning. He has also taken 5 scalps in 7 T20Is averaging 33.
David Warner though may not play against India in the warm-up game as he suffered a neck injury. The 35-year-old, who has been in sizzling form with two half-centuries in three matches, had a concussion scare in their 2nd T20I against England at Canberra’s Manuka Oval. David Warner landed awkwardly on the point boundary while attempting a Moeen Ali catch and was replaced by Steve Smith.
David Warner, the Man of the Series in the last ICC T20 World Cup 2021 where amassed 289 runs in 7 innings averaging 48.17 and batted at a strike rate of 146.7 has a career strike rate of 140 plus and an average of nearly 35. He also scored 73 in the opening T20I against England.
Aaron Finch will lead Australia in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. He led the team to their maiden ICC T20 World Cup 2021 trophy as well. He retired from the ODI-50 overs format but has found some form heading into the ICC T20 World Cup 2022.
He failed in the series against India (average of 20) but scored the fifties -1 each against Pakistan (55), Sri Lanka (61*) and West Indies (58) in bilateral engagements. He scored only 25 runs in 3 T20Is averaging 8.33 against England.
All-rounder Mitchell Marsh had an excellent ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in UAE where he amassed 2 fifties and scored 185 runs in 5 innings averaging 61.67.
Post the World Cup, he had a poor outing with the bat against Sri Lanka and West Indies in T20Is and was also injured. Australia allrounder Mitchell Marsh was ruled out of the ODI Series against Zimbabwe and New Zealand with a “minor” ankle complaint.
He didn’t feature in the India T20I series as he was rested and scored 36 in the 1st T20I and 45 in the 2nd T20I against England but both went in vain. He also didn’t pick a scalp in T20Is since the 2021 series in and against West Indies, although his bowling average is below 25. He scored a duck in the abandoned 3rd T20I against England and ended the series with 81 runs in 3 T20Is averaging 27.
Glenn Maxwell hasn’t been able to score a half-century this year. His recent form is just as bad, with Glenn Maxwell making 6, 0 and 1 on the recent tour of India. His last 6 innings scores read: 1,0,6 (vs India), 0, 1 (vs West Indies) and 8, 8 (vs England).
Skipper Aaron Finch has already dropped himself to the number 4 spot and with Steve Smith already struggling, it is imperative that Glenn Maxwell finds his mojo and gets back amongst the runs. He was rested for the 1st T20I against England and scored only 8 off 11 balls in the 2nd T20I against England and 8 runs in the abandoned 3rd T20I against England.
Unlike Steve Smith and Tim David, Marcus Stoinis has the added string to his bow of being a handy bowler but the value of his medium-pacers is often overstated. He’s been dogged by a side strain in recent months. Marcus Stoinis is actually only two months younger than fellow 33-year-old Steve Smith. Sadly he has never lived up to his potential and has spent his international career going in and out of the Australian white-ball sides.
With rising star Cameron Green set to be a three-format force, Marcus Stoinis’ time in the national set-up could be coming to an end sooner rather than later. In the ODI arena, a ton in Auckland is his only three-figure score and he’s only produced six half-centuries, the most recent in 2019, despite being given plenty of opportunities as injuries and indifferent form has held him back.
His T20 returns are even more erratic although his strike rate of 144.49 is world-class. He has scored only 1 fifty in T20Is. However, he had career-best figures of 4/34 in the previous T20I against England in a lost cause. He picked the second most-4 scalps in the England series in 3 T20Is averaging 17.5.
The 26-year-old Tim David, who was born in Singapore, is currently enjoying being a part of the Australian lineup and recorded his maiden half-century for the team during last week’s six-wicket loss to India in Hyderabad.
He had managed 558 runs in T20Is for Singapore averaging 46.5 at a strike rate of 158.52 and has managed only 156 runs in 7 T20Is for Australia averaging only 22.29 but at a strike rate of 165.96. He scored 40 in the 2nd T20I against England but it went in vain.
Matthew Wade scored a vital unbeaten 41 off only 17 balls at a strike rate of 241.48 which saw eventual champions Australia win the semi-final against Pakistan in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
He continued his form in the India series scoring an unbeaten 45 off 21 balls in the 1st T20I and 43 off 20 balls in the 2nd T20I. He followed it up with another vital 39* off 29 balls in the 1st T20I against Windies and will keep wickets in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022.
Pat Cummins, Australia’s Test skipper, had picked 5 scalps in 7 games in the last 2021 T20I World Cup. The pacer had a decent series against West Indies picking 4 scalps in 2 T20Is averaging 13.5 at an economy of 6.7. Pat Cummins made a comeback after being out for more than two months.
He last played for Australia against Sri Lanka in June in ODIs before the India T20I series (the last T20I series against Sri Lanka in February). He didn’t play in Australia’s most recent ODI home series against New Zealand and Zimbabwe.
Adam Zampa may be the sole spinner for Australia in the World Cup. The right-arm leg spinner had a phenomenal outing in the previous ICC T20 World Cup 2021, where he picked 13 scalps from 7 T20Is averaging 12.08.
Post that, he had a successful outing against Sri Lanka at home in T20Is but hasn’t performed to his expectations in the past few T20I series against Pakistan, India and West Indies. Ashton Agar is the other spinner in the squad.
Josh Hazlewood, the Australian pacer had a successful outing at the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 where he picked 11 scalps in 7 games averaging 15.91. He picked 8 scalps in 3 T20Is averaging 8.13 and 6 scalps in 3 T20Is averaging 9.5 against the same opponents in Sri Lanka- home and away.
Mitchell Starc had a good ICC T20 World Cup 2021, where he picked 9 scalps in 7 T20Is averaging 27.56. He had done well against Sri Lanka (3/26 in 1 T20I averaging 8.67) and West Indies. His career-best figures of 4/20 came in the 2nd T20I against West Indies. He had picked 6 scalps in that series averaging a mere 10.