Australia vs India T20I series 2020-21
Third and last T20I of the series of three T20I matches between Australia and India is going to be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney on December 8th 2020.
India Tour of Australia History:
The teams completed 23 meetings in the shortest limited over format, till date. The host won 8 times, whereas the opponent won 13 times with 1 without any result and 1 without play (abandoned).
Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia against India are LLWWL.
On the soil of Australia, the teams faced each other 11 times. out of them, the Australian team received victory thrice and defeated 7 times with 1 no result.
Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia against India in Australia are LLLWL.
Points and Rankings:
The series is the comparison between the second rank (Australia) and third rank (India) team. The host is just 1 point ahead of the visitors.
If the host will win the series by 3-nil, then the host will earn 5 points and become table topper, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 7 points with one position down. In case, the team will lose the series with one win, then the team will lose 3 points without impacting the position. In case of winning the series with one defeat, the team will earn 1 point, and become table topper. Drawing the series will cause the team to lose 1 point with unaffected ranking.
Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia are LLWLL.
If the visiting team will win the series by 3-nil, then the host will earn 5 points with improvement of 1 rank, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 3 points with no change in position. In case, the team will lose the series with one win, then the team will neither gain nor lose either the points or the position. In case of winning the series with one defeat, the team will earn 2 points with no change in ranks. Drawing the series will help the team to gain 1 point with unaffected ranking.
Last 5 (completed) match results of India are WWWWW.
If the match result will go in favor of the home side, the home side will earn 2 points with no change in rankings, and for visitors, to lose 1 point without change in the position. But, in case of a reverse result, the home side will lose 2 points with 1 rank down from current position and the visitors will earn 1 point with 1 position up in the rankings.
Weather forecast of Sydney shows the weather would be pretty clear throughout the match. There is no chance of rain, as the precipitation percentage would be 0%. The temperature would be normal and between 17-19 Celsius. The wind would be between 15 – 24 km/h. The speed of wind and the temperature would decrease, as the match progressed.
Toss and Pitch:
Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 5 times out of 8 games, and the selection didn’t favor the team, as the teams won twice, after selecting the batting first and lost thrice.
Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are LLLWW.
On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, won twice and never lost, yet, though the other game was called off without any result.
Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are WW – – -.
Overall, 4 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost thrice, as well.
Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are WLWLL.
Particularly, for Australia, the team won the toss 6 times out of 8 times, and won thrice and lost twice, the remaining one was with no result.
Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia at the venue, while winning the toss, are LWLWW.
Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia at the venue, while losing the toss, are LW – – -.
The first batting team won the matches twice. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 5 times. Last time the team won the match, while setting target, in 2009.
Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are LLLLL.
The lowest defended total was 150, and the highest successful chase was 198.
The first inning lowest total was 117 (completed innings), and the highest total was 221. For the second inning, the lowest total was 144 (completed innings) runs, and the highest total was 200 runs.
The batting average of the first innings is 26.28 and 37.83 is for the second innings.
History Between the Teams at the Venue:
Both the teams faced each other thrice at the venue. Interestingly, the host is searching for the first victory against the opponent at the venue, and the visiting team won all 3 games.
Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia against India at the venue are LLL – -.
Teams’ T20I History at Venue:
The home side has an above average good record at the venue, and won 4 times out of 8 played games and lost just thrice. Whereas, the visiting team won thrice in 3 games.
Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia at the venue are LLWLW.
Last 5 (completed) match results of India at the venue are WWW – -.
Tentative XI for both the Teams:
The home side may include A. Finch, if he will be fit for the game, in that case, A. Finch may open and D’Arcy Short may sit out from the XI. S. Smith may get the rest, in that case the team may give another chance to D’Arcy Short or include A. Carey, and M. Stoinis may come at the one down batting position. The team would go for the unchanged bowling attack.
Australia Eleven: A. Finch / D’Arcy Short, M. Wade, A. Carey / S. Smith, G. Maxwell, M. Henriques, M. Stoinis, S. Abbott, D. Sams, N. Lyon / M. Swepson, A. Zampa, A. Tye
The visitors may go with unchanged XI, if the team may give one more chance to S. Samson, or M. Pandey may replace him. The team would prefer to have the same bowling unit. Though, KL. Rahul did an excellent job as the opener, but the team may give a chance to S. Samson to open and KL. Rahul may come in the middle order.
India Eleven: S. Dhawan, KL. Rahul, V. Kohli, S. Samson / M. Pandey, S. Iyer, H. Pandya, W. Sundar, S. Thakur, D. Chahar, Y. Chahal, T. Natarajan
*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.