India and Australia are set to play five T20 International (T20I) matches from 23 November 2023 to 03 December 2023.
After losing to the Kangaroos in the World Cup final, India is preparing for the upcoming T20 series against Australia at home, starting on November 23. While the official squad for the series has not been announced, it is expected that most players from the World Cup final will be included in the Indian lineup. It remains uncertain whether experienced players like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will be part of the team, as they have not played T20 matches since the last 20-over World Cup.
Adding to India’s concerns, T20 captain Hardik Pandya, who suffered an ankle injury during the World Cup, is expected to miss the upcoming T20 series against Australia. There are speculations about his participation in the ODI and T20 series in South Africa, as his recovery from the ankle injury is estimated to take at least two more months, as reported by the Indian Express last week. PTI also conveyed a BCCI source’s statement, indicating that Pandya’s return to play might align with the series in South Africa.
The T20 series will take place at five venues – Vizag, Trivandrum, Guwahati, Nagpur, and Hyderabad. The schedule for each match is as follows:
India vs Australia 1st T20: Vizag
India vs Australia 2nd T20: November 26 in Trivandrum
India vs Australia 3rd T20: November 28 in Guwahati
India vs Australia 4th T20: December 1 in Nagpur
India vs Australia 5th T20: December 3 in Hyderabad
The India vs Australia T20 series will be broadcast live on Sports18 and Colors Cineplex, and will also be available for live streaming on the JioCinema app and website, starting from 7 pm on the respective match days, for cricket enthusiasts.