IND vs AUS 1st T20I match prediction 20 Sep 2022

Match date · 20 Sep 2022 · 19:30 IST
IND vs AUS prediction
  • India have smashed 9 and 7 sixes in their last two T20I matches.
  • Aaron Finch has registered 3 ducks in his last six T20I innings vs India.
  • Rishabh Pant has T20I batting average of 25.91 in 2022.
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IND vs AUS 1st T20I Predictions & Betting Tips

India would look to revive fortune when they take on Australia in the first T20I in Mohali on Tuesday, 20th September. The Men in Blue recently crashed out of the Asia Cup 2022 after losing two back-to-back matches in the Super 4 round of the tournament.

Australia, on the other hand, are travelling without injured Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Marsh, and Marcus Stoinis. David Warner has also been rested for the series. The side last played a T20I match in June this year and won the series against Sri Lanka 2-1. The 3-match series between India and Australia will give them the perfect dress rehearsal ahead of the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia next month. India and Australia last played a T20I match in December 2020. The visitors have won three out of their last five T20I matches against India. Overall, they have played 23 matches against each other. India are leading the head-to-head tally 13-9. As we gear up for the first T20I, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the IND vs AUS 1st T20I head-to-head encounter.

IND vs AUS Team Bet:

Let us have a look at the top team betting tip from the IND vs AUS head-to-head encounter.

India to hit over 5.5 sixes

India have smashed 9, 7, 5, 12, 5 in their last five T20I matches. All these matches were played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, it's very well known that the dimensions of the ground are bigger in comparison to most of the grounds in India. Moreover, these sixes came despite the Indian top-order struggling to find rhythm for most part of the tournament. The last match against Afghanistan saw KL Rahul also returning back to form with a fifty which included two sixes. Kohli smashed his first T20I hundred and hit as many as six sixes. Kohli has hit five sixes from two matches at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium. Rohit Sharma also has two sixes from two T20I matches at the ground. Suryakumar Yadav who has 45 sixes to his name in 28 T20Is has not played for India at the ground. Rishabh Pant (35 sixes in 51 innings) and Hardik Pandya (48 sixes in 51 innings) have played a match each. Deepak Hooda who has T20I strike rate of 155.85 has also not played at the venue. The home conditions and batting friendly wickets are expected to help India stars. Also, Australia are travelling without one of their key pacers Mitchell Starc. India have faced the likes of Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Adam Zampa a lot in similar conditions in IPL. India also are very keen on following their new T20I mantra of non-stop attack and scoring over 5 sixes in the match should not at all be difficult for them. Also, India had hit seven and eight sixes in their last two T20I matches in Sydney. That also clearly depicts that more than five sixes are on card for India. If you feel the same, proceed to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.8 for India to hit over 5.5 sixes from the IND vs AUS head-to-head encounter.

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IND vs AUS Player Bets:

Aaron Finch and Rishabh Pant are my top two player betting tips for the IND vs AUS 1st T20I. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.

Aaron Finch to score under 20.5 runs

Aaron Finch's poor form recently forced him to bid adieu to ODI cricket. In the 3-match ODI series against New Zealand in September, Finch registered scores of 5, 0 and 5. In the preceding 3-match ODI series against Zimbabwe in August, he scored 15, 1 and 5 runs in the first, second and third match respectively. The 35-year-old captain did not play any form of cricket between June 25 and August 27 and his return to white-ball cricket has been nothing less than devastating. The right-hand batter has scores of 29, 24 and 61* in his last three innings in the T20I format, however, they came back in June. A lot has happened since then. His last six T20I outings against India have seen him score 0, 35, 8, 0, 28 and 0. In total, Finch has played 15 T20I matches against India and scored 440 runs at an average of 29.33. In India, he has played seven matches and scored 205 runs at an average of 29.28. In 2022, the Victoria-born star played nine T20I matches and scored 247 runs at an average of 30.87. In IPL 2022, Finch played five matches for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and scored 86 runs at an average of 17.20. A full-strength India bowling unit will be seen functioning in the first T20I. Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel have returned to the squad after recovering from their respective injuries. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been on song in the powerplay overs lately. Scoring over 20.5 runs for out-of-form and under-pressure Finch will not at all be easy for Finch in the Indian conditions. If you feel the same, proceed to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.832 for Aaron Finch to score under 20.5 runs from the IND vs AUS head-to-head encounter.

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Rishabh Pant to score over 17.5 runs

A lot will be there to prove for Rishabh Pant in the upcoming series. He has constantly under-performed in the T20I format and his place in the eleven has always been in question. However, the management has backed him and also picked him in the squad for the T20 World Cup in October. In the absence of Ravindra Jadeja, the 24-year-old would increase in the batting order. Notably, he is the only left-hand batter who can bat in the top five for India at the moment. In Asia Cup 2022, Pant got three opportunities to bat and he scored 14, 17 and 20 not out runs there. Earlier in the West Indies T20Is, the Delhi batter scored 14, 24, 33* and 44 runs. Pant has played a total of 17 T20Is in 2022 and scored 311 runs from them at an average of 25.91 and a strike rate of 133.47. The strike rate is witnessing a gradual increase but Pant would have to convert his starts into big scores. The home conditions in India will give him that perfect opportunity. He will bat in the middle-order and the movement from the ball would have stopped by then, that also would help him in scoring big against Australia. Pant has a dismal T20I record against Australia. He has scored 24 runs in four innings against them. In India he averages 20.66 from 28 innings. Like we said, Pant's T20I numbers have been in question but with the T20 World Cup approaching, Pant is expected to play a mature knock and score over 17.5 runs in the first T20I. If you feel the same, proceed to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.832 for Rishabh Pant to score over 17.5 runs from the IND vs AUS head-to-head encounter.

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My Picks:

India to hit over 5.5 sixes @ 1.8 (1XBET)

Aaron Finch to score under 20.5 runs @ 1.832 (1XBET)

Rishabh Pant to score over 17.5 runs @ 1.832 (1XBET)

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