New format, new teams, and a little more India vs Australia

The T20I series between India and Australia is marred by a congested schedule, starting just four days after the ODI World Cup final. Both teams have faced each other frequently in various formats throughout the year, with questionable scheduling choices. India rests most of its World Cup squad, allowing opportunities for players like Ishan Kishan to secure roles for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Australia retains seven World Cup players, and Matthew Wade captains the side. The series is seen as crucial preparation for the T20 World Cup, offering players a chance to establish themselves. The article speculates on possible playing XIs for both teams and notes the humid conditions with a chance of showers. Australia has a strong record at the venue, having lost only once in five internationals. Suryakumar Yadav captains India, becoming the ninth captain since 2021. Matthew Wade has previous captaincy experience for Australia in T20Is.

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