Pitch and weather: The only evidence of international cricket in Raipur was when New Zealand were rolled over for 108 by India in an ODI earlier this year. The Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium once claimed to have the largest boundaries in Asia, but expect dimensions fit for a T20 extravaganza come Friday.
India vs Australia Highlights 2023, Australia tour of India 2023 4th T20I (N), Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur, Friday 1-12-2023.
Wade says, while giving credit to the bench strength and the selectors as the new players get ready to get out there. The changes he can remember are Chris Green, McDermott and Dwarshuis coming in for Stoinis, Maxwell and Richardson.
SKY says, he doesn’t mind batting first because of the batting firepower in his line-up, even though he would have bowled first too had he won the toss. Four changes for India, and SKY can remember three: Mukesh Kumar, Deepak Chahar and Shreyas Iyer come in for Prasidh Krishna, Arshdeep Singh and Tilak Varma. Looks like Jitesh Sharma also gets a game today.
Toss: Australia chose to bowl.
India team: 1 Yashasvi Jaiswal, 2 Ruturaj Gaikwad, 3 Shreyas Iyer, 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Jitesh Sharma, 6 Rinku Singh, 7 Axar Patel, 8 Deepak Chahar, 9 Ravi Bishnoi, 10 Avesh Khan, 11 Mukesh Kumar
Australia team: 1 Josh Phillippe, 2 Travis Head, 3 Ben McDermott, 4 Aaron Hardie, 5 Tim David, 6 Matthew Short, 7 Matthew Wade, 8 Ben Dwarshuis, 9 Chris Green, 10 Jason Behrendorff, 11 Tanveer Sangha
Head to Head In T20I’s: 29
India Won: 17
Australia Won: 11
India T20I Rankings: 1st
Australia T20I Rankings: 4th
(last five completed T20I’s, most recent first)
Match Timings: 1:30 AM GMT | 7:00 PM Local
Umpires – Jayaraman Madanagopal, KN Ananthapadmanabhan
TV Umpire – Virender Sharma
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Rohan Pandit
Match number – T20I no. 2379
Post Match Presentation
We just didn’t play spin very well in the middle and lost few too many wickets so that left Tim David with too much to do. The bowlers coming in did a very good job, Dwarshuis did a very good job, they did really stand up. We want to continue to learn about the players under the established players since the World Cup is around the corner, so depth around the squad will be key.
Other than toss everything went our way (laughs). Winning was the big boost, especially the way the boys showed character. Everyone expressed themselves irrespective of the situation. That’s what I told them: be fearless, play your game and we’ll see what happens. The plan was very clear, to bowl yorkers on the stumps and we’ll take it from there. If that doesn’t work, we’ll see what happens.
Axar Patel is the Player of the Match:
Since the first game I had been bowling well, so one-odd over for runs doesn’t give me stress. I was thinking how to bowl with my strength, even if one match you go for runs. You stick to your strengths, stay strong mentally and bowl stump to stump. I tried to stay attacking to Wade even if he is left-handed.
I had to execute my plans and there was not point being scared what if he hits me. The wicket I got today was off a slower ball relatively, you can’t get wickets only one way. That’s what I was thinking about in the break; these minor changes make a difference and you know how things work only when you try them out in a match.