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Virat Kohli's Team India have been quite dominant in the T20I format

India vs Australia 1st T20I: When And Where To Watch Live Telecast, Live Streaming

Virat Kohli's Team India have been quite dominant in the T20I format
Australian cricket is going through a tough period on and off the field and things could get worse when it comes to matters relating to cricket
Australia's home summer started with losses to South Africa in the three-match ODI series and a lone T20I. Things won't get any easier, for they'll be up against an Indian side that has been steamrolling opponents in T20Is over the last two years. Since the World T20 2016, India have won 24 of their 34 matches and lost nine. It includes victories in 10 of the 13 series in the period.

India vs Australia 1st T20I: When and Where To Watch Live Telecast, Live Streaming of Ind vs Aus match online

The latest of those was a three-nil whitewash of Windies at home. They did it without Virat Kohli, who is back for the Australia T20Is making the side even stronger.
Australia have been poor across formats, unable to cope with the constant changes in search of stability. They've lost series against England, Pakistan and South Africa, apart from a tri-series in Zimbabwe involving Pakistan. The only series they won - across formats - after the infamous South Africa tour was a one-off T20I match against UAE!

India found out pretty recently that playing the shorter formats before Tests isn't exactly the perfect preparation. India played ODIs and T20Is in Ireland and England before the five-Test series in England, which they ended up losing 1-4. No amount of white-ball cricket can compensate for red-ball form in overseas conditions.

But unlike red-ball cricket, white-ball form hasn't been a problem for India overseas, especially in T20Is. They won their last overseas T20I assignment, beating England 2-1 in a three-match series. They'll fancy their chances against this Australian side too, given they've rested the likes of Mitchell Starc and other big pacers ahead of the Tests.

India XII: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, K Khaleel Ahmed

Australia: Aaron Finch, Alex Carey, Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, D Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa

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