In India tour of Australia both the teams will square off against each other today on 4 December at Canberra and will start the 3 match T20 series. This series is very crucial for both the teams ahead of T20 Worldcup coming this year. As Australia and India are one of the favorite for the winners tag and both these teams are on 2nd and 3rd position respectively.
According to recent ICC rankings last updated on 1 December 2020 by David Kendix, Team England is on the top spot with 275 points while Australia is on the 2nd position with the same points that is 275. Team blue is on the third position in these rankings. With the coming Worldcup every team would like to play their best game in T20Is.
India’s T20 performance has been up and down lately from a while; they will look upon the playing XI they want to choose for the Worldcup. As India started working on ODI playing XI before ODI Worldcup in 2020 a year before they would look at this series as practice matches.
Under the captaincy of Aaron Finch Australia is playing their best game in limited over format in past few years. This series will assure that in which state the teams are and on what things they have to work upon. Also if Australia beats India in series by 2-1 or 3-0 they will be placed on 1st position in the table while if India beat Australia by 2-1 there are chances for India to retain 2nd position. And if India give clean sweep to Australia then they can be placed on 1st position as India’s average points are higher than any team.
If we talk about players ranking in T20Is no one from both the teams is on any top position. In batting rankings, Australian opener Aaron Finch is on 3rd position while Indian opener KL Rahul is on 4th position. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma from India are on 9th and 10th position respectively. In bowling side, Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa are on 3rd and 6th position while no bowler from India is in top 10. Jasprit Bumrah is on 11th position while Washington Sundar is on 21st position.