The five-match T20 series under VVS Laxman’s tutelage will be an audition for junior stars before T20 World Cup 2024. The India Cricket Team begins their preparations for the T20 World Cup with the India vs Australia T20 series. India have three T20 series and an Indian Premier League (IPL 2024) to prepare for another WC, after the ODI World Cup. Suryakumar Yadav will lead in the absence of seniors, providing an audition for IPL performers before Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma return.
The first of five T20 matches will feature the Predicted India Playing XI vs AUS. The squad is similar to the Asian Games gold medal-winning team with the return of Suryakumar Yadav in the T20s and Axar Patel, who returns from injury. The upcoming matches will be an audition for some players before the T20 World Cup.
India will play 11 T20Is before T20 WC, and each match will be an audition for someone. For instance, the openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ruturaj Gaikwad must impress selectors. Ishan Kishan and Tilak Varma will also be put to the test, as well as other players.
The T20 series will provide an opportunity for Axar Patel to impress before Ravindra Jadeja returns and for Washington Sundar to take the spotlight as a transition for Ravichandran Ashwin from white-ball cricket begins. The India Playing XI is likely to open with Ruturaj Gaikwad and Yashasvi Jaiswal, while Ishan Kishan’s position is still undecided. Suryakumar Yadav is expected to slot in at No 4, with Kishan at No 3, and Tilak Varma at No 5.
Rinku Singh is a potential finisher at No 6 in Hardik Pandya’s absence, and the playing XI is expected to include Axar Patel and Washington Sundar as all-rounders. India is likely to go with three pacers on the Vishakhapatnam pitch. The predicted India Playing XI is: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ishan Kishan (WK), Suryakumar Yadav (C), Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Prasidh Krishna, and Mukesh Kumar. The India squad for the T20 series will feature players such as Suryakumar Yadav, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Shivam Dubey, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar, and Shreyas Iyer.
The T20 series will provide a platform for several junior players to showcase their skills and secure a spot in the T20 World Cup.