To finalize the preparations for the T20 World Cup, the Indian team will play a three-match T20 series against Australia and then and South Africa. This series is very important for all the three teams from the point of view of preparations for the World Cup. The Australian team is currently on a tour of India. After playing the first T20 match against Australia in Mohali on Tuesday, the Indian team will play the second match in Nagpur on 23 September and Hyderabad on 25 September.
By the way, in terms of statistics, Team India’s upper hand looks quite heavy. India has played a total of 179 T20 Internationals before the series. In this, India has won 114 matches and lost in 57 matches. Three matches have been tied and five matches have no results. While the Australian team has won 82 out of 158 so far, 70 have lost. There is no result for 6 matches.
That is, the win percentage of Team India is much better than Australia. Team India’s win percentage in T20 International is 67.24, while Australia’s win percentage is 53.87.
Now let’s talk about the total T20I matches between India and Australia so far. Before this, both the teams have faced each other in 23 matches. In this, India has won 13 and Australia has won 9. India has played seven matches against Australia on their home grounds so far. Four have won, three have lost.
India’s fast bowler Mohammed Shami was ruled out of the three-match T20 series against Australia due to corona infection. The selectors have included Umesh Yadav in the team instead of Shami. 34-year-old Umesh Yadav played his last T20 International for India against Australia in February 2019. By the way, he has not been selected in the T20 World Cup team.
The Indian women’s cricket team defeated hosts England by seven wickets in the first match of the three-match ODI series to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Batting first, England scored 227 for 7 in the first ODI played on Sunday. The 39-year-old veteran fast bowler Jhulan Goswami, playing his last international series, performed brilliantly. Jhulan took one wicket for just 20 runs in 10 overs. And during this he bowled 42 dot balls in his quota of ten overs. The Indian women’s team easily achieved the target of 228 runs for the loss of 42 overs and 3 wickets in three balls. For India, Mandhana played a brilliant innings of 91 runs in 99 balls with the help of 10 fours and a six.
Sri Lanka Legends defeated South Africa Legends by 11 runs in their third match of the Road Safety World Series played at the Holkar Stadium here on Sunday. This is Sri Lanka’s third consecutive win. Team India will be seen playing in the new jersey in the T20 World Cup 2022. BCCI launched India’s new jersey at a function on Sunday.