India vs Australia 1st T20I Playing XI Prediction: Ind vs Aus Probable XI, Live Streaming, Fantasy Playing Tips, Today's Toss Updates - Natarajan makes T20 debut, India to bat after Australia opts to bowl

India vs Australia 1st T20I: Live Score, Commentary, Predicted Playing XI, Dream 11, Fantasy Playing Tips, Match Facts, Manuka Oval, Canberra - Sportstar

Having lost the ODI series, Virat Kohli would aim to guide India to a good in the T20 series.   -  GETTY IMAGES

India takes on Australia in the first T20I at the Manuka Oval in Canberra on December 4 at 1:40 PM IST.

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Playing XI

India: Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul(w), Virat Kohli(c), Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami, T Natarajan

Australia: Aaron Finch, D'Arcy Short, Matthew Wade, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

TOSS UPDATE: Australia has won the toss and elected to field.

Confirmation: Natarajan will make his T20I debut and he receives his cap from Jasprit Bumrah.

India vs Australia 1st T20I Live Score: Natarajan makes T20 debut, India to bat after Australia opts to bowl  

Short of resources in ODIs, India will have enough options to choose from to pose a stiffer challenge to Australia when the two sides clash in a three-match T20 series beginning here on Friday.

The 1-2 ODI series loss reaffirmed that India has a lot of work to do in the 50-over format but they possess a much more balanced squad in the shortest format.

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Before the pandemic suspended sporting activities around the world, India had blanked hosts New Zealand in a five-match series and they will be taking a lot of confidence out of that result into the contest against Australia.

India Predicted Playing XI

1. Shikhar Dhawan

2. KL Rahul (WK)

3. Virat Kohli (C)

4. Shreyas Iyer

5. Manish Pandey

6. Hardik Pandya

7. Ravindra Jadeja

8. Washington Sundar/Yuzvendra Chahal

9. Deepak Chahar/Mohammed Shami

10. Jasprit Bumrah

11. T. Natarajan

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Australia Predicted Playing XI

1. Aaron Finch (C)

2. Matthew Wade

3. Steve Smith

4. Alex Carey (WK)

5. Glenn Maxwell

6. Moises Henriques/Marcus Stoinis

7. Ashton Agar

8. Andrew Tye

9. Josh Hazlewood

10. Adam Zampa

11. Sean Abbott

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India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (vice-captain and wicket-keeper), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, T Natarajan.

Australia: Aaron Finch (C), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, A’Arcy Short, Adam Zampa.