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IND vs AUS: India will be in the up against Australia in the five-match T20I series. The series will mark the preparations for the T20 World Cup 2024, which will begin from June 2024. The Men in Blue would be absolutely down after the disappointing loss they faced against Australia in the final of the ICC World Cup 2023. But it’ll be an opportunity for them to learn from their mistakes and kick-start their preparations for the next event. 

IND vs AUS: India Playing 11 for the first T20I against Australia prediction 

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India has named a young team for the upcoming five-match T20I series against Australia. It’s fair to say that BCCI is trying to build a core team for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024. It’ll be interesting to see how young boys will fare against mighty Aussies. 

Coming to the playing XI, it is expected that Ruturaj Gaikwad will open the innings for the team in the team in IND vs AUS game. He was part of the team in the Ireland series as well as the Asian games. He’s expected to open the innings alongside Ishan Kishan, who has been fantastic in the shortest format and was part of the World Cup squad. 

Yashasvi Jaiswal is unlikely to play in the first IND vs AUS game as the team might rest him considering the keeper-batter’s availability. Suryakumar Yadav will be captaining the Indian side in the IND vs AUS series and is likely to bat at No.3. In the ODIs he has struggled to get going but one cannot point fingers at him in the T20 format. 

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Tilak Varma, who has developed himself into the backbone of the Indian team in T20Is in a short span of time, is likely to take the No.4 position in the IND vs AUS series. Rinku Singh along with Shivam Dube is expected to play the role of finisher in the team. They did the job terrifically well in the Ireland series. 

Dube is also likely to chip in with the ball and support Axar Patel as all-rounder in the team. Patel will be making his team after an injury layoff. Ravi Bishnoi is expected to be the second spinner in the team whereas Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan and Arshdeep Singh are expected to be the three frontline pacers in the team. 

Here’s India Playing 11 for the first T20I against Australia prediction 

Ishan Kishan (wk) 
Ruturaj Gaikwad 
Suryakumar Yadav 
Tilak Varma 
Rinku Singh 
Shivam Dube 
Axar Patel 
Ravi Bishnoi 
Prasidh Krishna 
Avesh Khan 
Arshdeep Singh 

IND vs AUS: India squad for the T20I series against Australia 

Here’s the Indian squad for the T20I series against Australia 

Suryakumar Yadav (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad (vice-captain), Ishan Kishan, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Shivam Dubey, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar