The IND vs AUS 4th T20I gears up as India Cricket Team & Australia Team travel to Raipur for exciting thriller
The Indian and Australian contingent on Wednesday reached Raipur ahead of IND vs AUS 4th T20I on Friday. The Indian contingent was seen walking out of the Raipur airport in the evening. Stand-in coach VVS Laxman was the first one to walk out of the airport and walk into the team bus followed by the Indian team.
IND vs AUS T20I series finely poised
A lot is at stake in the 4th T20I in Raipur. India have their noses ahead in the 5-match series. The team led by Suryakumar Yadav lead 2-1 in the series. After losing the first two matches, Australia bounced back in spectacular fashion in the third T20I. The Aussies chased down a target of 223 with Glenn Maxwell scoring an unbeaten ton. The Indians still hold the advantage though. With a win in Raipur, SKY and co. can wrap up the series with a match to go.
However, the Aussies will be banking on their newfound vigor in the T20 series to set a series-deciding tie in Chennai. The Aussies are expected to make some changes to their starting line-up. Senior cricketers such as Maxwell, Inglis, and Stoinis returned to Australia, leaving a huge gap in the Australian middle order. However, replacements Josh Phillippe, Ben McDermott, Ben Dwarshuis, and Chris Green are more than capable enough to fill in those spots.
The 4th IND vs AUS T20I will likely mark a return for Shreyas Iyer in the start XI for India. Iyer is expected to take that number 5 spot from Tilak Verma upon is return. Pacer Prashidh Krishna, who had a horrible match last time out conceding 68 runs in his four overs, might make way for Deepak Chahar in the first XI. Chahar was named as a replacement of Mukesh Kumar ahead of the 3rd T20I.