With the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup around the corner, India will aim to bounce back from their disappointing Asia Cup campaign (even if they insist it wasn’t all that bad) when they face Australia in a three-match T20 International series, beginning in Mohali on Tuesday.
India entered as defending champions at the Asia Cup recently but defeats in the Super Fours stage to Pakistan and eventual winners Sri Lanka meant they couldn’t reach the final. With the World Cup just weeks away, it was a less-than-ideal result for Rohit Sharma and Co and they will look to gain some much-needed momentum against the Aussies.
For India, the return of pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel is a big positive. The duo missed out on the Asia Cup due to injuries and their absence was felt. Umesh Yadav is in as well, replacing Mohammed Shami who tested positive for Covid-19, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar are the other pacers in the squad.
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Bumrah and Harshal are likely to get game-time immediately and it’ll be interesting to see if India opt…