India (IND) and Australia (AUS) will be taking on each other in the fifth T20I of the series at M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru on the 1st of December. India has already clinched the series with a game to go. The result of the last match of the series will be irrelevant as far as the series is concerned. But both the teams are likely to continue with the same playing XI they had in their last match.
In the first match of the series, India chased down their highest ever T20I target to beat Australia by just 2 wickets in Vishakhapatnam. In the second match of the series, India had a dominant win against Australia, as they posted a huge total of 235 runs on the board with a dominant batting performance. In the third T20I, Australia made a comeback in some style to beat India by 5 wickets in Guwahati.
Australia chased down a huge target of 223 runs and registered their highest ever run chase in the history of T20Is. Glenn Maxwell played a sensational knock and helped Australia to win the match. In the most recent match in the series, India beat Australia in Raipur to have an unassailable lead of 3-1. On a slow wicket in Raipur, India overcame Australia by 20 runs with a very good batting performance.
IND vs AUS Match Details
Match: India vs. Australia, 5th T20I
Venue: M Chinnaswamy stadium, Bengaluru
Date & Time: 3rd December, 7:00 PM IST
Live Streaming Details: Sports18 Network and Jio Cinema
The pitch in M Chinnaswamy stadium is usually a graveyard for the bowlers. In the recently concluded ODI World Cup 2023, there were two scores of over 400 runs by teams. In two other instances, the teams ended with scores of over 300 runs. Batters enjoy batting at the venue, given the nature of the wicket and the size of the boundary. Bowlers with extreme control and accuracy can succeed.
One can expect a high scoring game, given that both the teams would bat with full freedom with no context left in the series. Dew might be a factor, which would force the teams winning the toss to bowl first. With the progression of the game, batting will increasingly get easier. Totals of even more than 210 were chased at the venue earlier this year in the IPL. Weather is clear for the match and there will be no interruption of rain.
IND vs AUS Head-to-Head Record in T20Is
Matches Played – 30
India Won – 18
Australia Won – 11
No Result – 1
IND vs AUS: Probable Playing XI
India: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav (C), Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (WK), Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, and Avesh Khan
Australia: Travis Head, Josh Philippe, Aaron Hardie, Mathew Short, Ben McDermott, Tim David, Matthew Wade (C & WK), Chris Green, Nathan Ellis, Jason Behrendorff, and Tanveer Sangha
Grand League Team
Wicketkeepers: Jitesh Sharma
Batters: Suryakumar Yadav (C), Travis Head, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ben McDermott
All Rounders: Matthew Short, Aaron Hardie
Bowlers: Joson Behrendorff (VC), Ben Dwarshius, Tanveer Sangha, Avesh Khan
Head to Head
Wicketkeepers: Matthew Wade, Josh Philippe
Batters: Travis Head (VC), Shreyas Iyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal (C), Rinku Singh, Tim David
All Rounders: Axar Patel
Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Mukesh Kumar