AUS VS IND: India and Australia will lock horns in a three-match T20I series in India. The first T20I will take place on Tuesday, September 20 at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali. The squads for both teams have been announced. Both teams appear to be strong with all their stars. However, the visitors were dealt a huge blow ahead of the first match when three of their first-choice players were ruled out of the series.
The likes of Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, and Mitchell Marsh have been ruled out of the series due to injuries. All three players suffered an injury in the last series against New Zealand. Hence, they will not feature in the upcoming three T20Is against India starting on September 20. Notably, Cricket Australia (CA) has also announced their replacement for the series.
AUS VS IND: Starc, Marsh and Stoinis have been ruled out of the India tour
Marsh and Stoinis suffered injuries in the recently concluded three-match ODI series against New Zealand. Stonis suffered a side strain while Marsh sustained an ankle injury. On the other hand, Starc is out due to a knee injury, which got noticed in the scan on Wednesday. According to the report by cricket.com.au, these three will not take part in the series. However, some further confirmed that the injuries are not major, but keeping in mind the upcoming T20 World Cup, the Australian think-tank doesn’t want to take any chances.
Australia is coming off a 3-0 whitewash over New Zealand in ODIs. On the other hand, India had a dismal performance in the Asia Cup 2022. After the Indian T20Is, the Men in Yellow will face the West Indies and England in preparation for the T20 World Cup.