IND vs AUS T20I series 2023: Intriguing Facts about Schedule, Venue, and Team Squads!!!

After the events of the ICC World Cup 2023 finals, India is set to play the 5-match T20I series against Australia. Recently, the squads for IND vs AUS T20I series 2023 have been announced for both teams.

Interestingly, Suryakumar Yadav is set to make his captaincy debut in international cricket. Also, the CSK best opener Ruturaj Gaikwad is named as the vice-captain of the team.

Key players of ICC World Cup 2023 have been included in the squads for the upcoming IND vs AUS T20I series 2023.

After winning the World Cup, the Aussies will once again play against the hosts on their home ground. The 5-match T20I series is set to kickstart on 23rd November 2023 (Thursday).

The World Cup finalists once again meet each other in different formats of the game with modified squads.

Ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 played in the West Indies and the US, the Indian cricket team will be aiming to lift the trophy in the shorter formats of the game.

The former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman is the head coach for the upcoming IND vs AUS T20I series.

IND vs AUS T20I series 2023 venue

IND vs AUS T20I series 2023: Schedule and Venue

Here is the detailed schedule and venue for the upcoming entertainer of the IND vs AUS T20I series 2023.

1st T20I match, IND vs AUS23rd November 2023Thursday07:00 pm IST / 01:30 pm GMTDr. Y. S. Rajashekar Reddy ACA–VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam   (Andhra Pradesh)
2nd T20I match, IND vs AUS26th November 2023Sunday07:00 pm IST / 01:30 pm GMTGreenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram   (Kerela)
3rd T20I match, IND vs AUS28th November 2023Tuesday07:00 pm IST / 01:30 pm GMTBarsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati   (Assam)
4th T20I match, IND vs AUS01st December 2023Friday07:00 pm IST / 01:30 pm GMTShaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur   (Chattisgarh)
5th T20I match, IND vs AUS03rd December 2023Sunday07:00 pm IST / 01:30 pm GMTM.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru   (Karnataka)

IND vs AUS T20I series 2023: Team Squads

After knowing the schedule and venue, it would be interesting to further explore the squads for both teams. Interestingly, some of the players who were the CWC 2023 finalists have been included in the IND vs AUS T20I series 2023.

Team India 15-men squad:

1.Suryakumar Yadav (C)Batsman
2.Ruturaj GaikwadBatsman
3.Ishan Kishan (WK)Batsman
4.Yashasvi JaiswalBatsman
5.Tilak VarmaBatsman
6.Jitesh Sharma(WK)Batsman
7.Washington SundarAll-rounder
8.Axar PatelAll-rounder
9.Shivam DubeAll-rounder
10.Ravi BishnoiBowler
11.Arshdeep SinghBowler
12.Prasidh KrishnaBowler
13.Avesh KhanBowler
14.Mukesh KumarBowler
15.Rinku SinghBatsman

After observing the above list of players for the IND vs AUS T20I series 2023, it becomes evident that:

  1. Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan along with bench player Prasidh Krishna are the only members of the 2023 World Cup Indian squads.
  2. Axar Patel, who was ruled out of the World Cup 2023 due to injury, seals his spot for the upcoming India vs Australia T20I series.
  3. Unlike Australia, the majority of young players get an opportunity to play against the defending champions in a shorter game format.
  4. Many senior, as well as the young key players from the Indian squads of the ICC World Cup 2023, have been rested for India vs Australia T20I series as listed below:
    1. Rohit Sharma
    1. Shubman Gill
    1. Virat Kohli
    1. Shreyas Iyer
    1. KL Rahul
    1. Mohammed Shami
    1. Mohammed Siraj
    1. Jasprit Bumrah
    1. Kuldeep Yadav
    1. Ravindra Jadeja

Aussies 15-men squad:

1.Matthew Wade (C/ WK)Batsman
2.Aaron HardieAll-rounder
3.Jason BehrendorffBowler
4.Sean AbbottAll-rounder
5.Tim DavidBatsman
6.Nathan EllisBowler
7.Travis HeadBatsman
8.Josh Inglis (WK)Batsman
9.Glenn MaxwellAll-rounder
10.Tanveer SanghaBowler
11.Matt ShortBatsman
12.Steve SmithBatsman
13.Marcus StionisAll-rounder
14.Kane RichardsonBowler
15.Adam ZampaBowler

Interestingly, after glimpsing through the above-listed members, we can find 7 players who were the finalists of the World Cup 2023:

  1. Travis Head
  2. Josh Inglis
  3. Glenn Maxwell
  4. Steve Smith
  5. Marcus Stionis
  6. Adam Zampa
  7. Tanveer Sangha

Moreover, Glenn Maxwell is expected to join the 5th T20I match against Team India, played at Bengaluru on 3rd December 2023.

Players of the World Cup 2023 finalists such as David Warner, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Marsh, and Marnus Labuschagne have been rested for the upcoming T20I series.

Australia has included the majority of the 2023 World Cup participants compared to India.

Where to Watch the IND vs AUS T20I series 2023?

The India vs Australia T20I series 2023 will be telecasted live on Sports 18 and Colors Cineplex. Whereas, the digital rights for the IND vs AUS T20I series 2023 are acquired by Jio Cinema. Fans can watch the match on Jio Cinema App and website.

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