India and Australia are tied with 3 wins each in the last 6 T20s they have played against each other. They have met twice at World Cup, and won a match each. India won the first two games, including the only T20 game they played at home, but after that tasted three consecutive defeats, and could draw level when these two teams last met at MCG in 2012. While Indian captain remains unchanged, Australia fields Bailey as 4th captain, after Gilchrist, Ponting and Clarke.
Gilchrist and Ponting lost their only matches as captain but Clarke has won 3 of the 4 matches played against India.
Australia T20 Squads
- Captain: George Bailey
Wicketkeeper: Brad Haddin
Allrounders: Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Shane Watson
Batsmen: Aaron Finch, Nic Maddinson, Adam Voges
Bowlers: Mitchell Johnson, Clint McKay, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner
Australian team has many senior players in team that includes Haddin (35 years), Adam Voges (33 years), Shane Watson (32 years), Johnson, Bailey (31 years), Doherty, McKay (30 years), while Maddinson (21 years) is the youngest.
India T20 Squads
- Captain/Wicketkeeper: Dhoni
Allrounders: Ravindra Jadeja
Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh
Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Unadkat, Vinay Kumar
Interestingly yesterdays youngsters Dhoni (32 years) and Yuvraj Singh (31 years) are the oldest in the Indian T20 team, with Amit Mishra being the only one above 30 years.
Will Indian team remained undefeated at home!!