The highly-anticipated T20I series between Rohit Sharma’s Indian Team and Aaron Finch’s Australian team will officially commence today (September 20). The first match of the marquee series promises to be a high-octane game as both the elite teams will aim to start their campaign with a victory.
The remaining two games of the series will be played on September 23 and 25 with Nagpur and Vidharbha assigned to be the hosts respectively. The three-match series holds a lot of significance for both teams as it will provide the players with much-needed competitive game time ahead of the ICC event next month.
PCA Mohali Stadium T20I Records:
- T20I matches played – 5
- Won by teams batting first – 2
- Won by teams chasing – 3
- Tied matches – 0
- Average 1st innings score – 178
- Highest score – 211/4
- Lowest score – 149/5
IND vs AUS PCA Mohali Match Probable XIs:
India XI: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
Australia XI: Aaron Finch (c), Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Ignis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Ashton Agar, Daniel Sams, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa
PCA Mohali Stadium Weather Forecast:
The weather forecast by weather.com predicts a perfect day for Cricket in Mohali today (September 20). The median temperature of the day will be 31 degrees celsius with 69% humidity. The wind speed is expected to be 6 km/h with no possibility of downfall.
PCA Mohali Stadium Pitch Report:
The renowned PCA Stadium of Mohali is one of the top International venues in India. The ground features large and equal dimensions with a fast outfield. The venue typically hallmarks hard and flat pitches with a tinge of grass layer. The surface at PCA assists batters heavily throughout the game.
However, Do not be surprised if fast bowlers manage to scalp a few wickets early on in the game due to the lateral movement available. We expect it to be a high-scoring encounter full of sixes and fours. A score of 180 will be the par total in the all-important series-opening game.