MS Dhoni given rest for last two ODIs against Australia
MS Dhoni given rest for last two ODIs against Australia

The Indian cricket team, looking for the right team balance for the Cricket World Cup to be held in England from May 30, will want to retain its dominance in the Twenty20 series against Australia. This is India’s last series before the ICC Cricket World Cup starting on May 30 in a joint host of England and Wales, in which they will play two T20 and five ODIs. India recently won the historic Test and one-day series in Australia under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. Indian team coach Ravi Shastri will now like to confirm some names in the team before the World Cup. Rishabh Pant and all-rounder Vijay Sankar will want to make their place in the team.

Where Rishabh Pant has replaced Dinesh Karthik in ODIs, Shankar has done a fantastic batting on New Zealand tour. Being out of the injury hearted Pandya team, Shankar has a chance to prove himself. Dinesh Karthik is still included in the T20 team and this may be his last chance. Jasprit *Bumrah has returned to the team in the bowling. Bumrah is just two wickets away from completing 50 wickets in T20. He will be the second bowler to achieve this. Ravichandran Ashwin has done this before him.* All eyes will be on leg spinner Mayank Markande, who is making his debut in international cricket.

Apart from this, India can also descend with Yuzvendra Chahal and the Kunal Pandya. Indian captain Virat Kohli would like to repeat his last year’s performance. In 2018, he scored 2735 runs in all three formats of the game by playing 38 matches. Kohli has an average of 61 in 13 T-20 matches against Australia, including five half-centuries. On the other hand, Australian team have not played any T20 game since three months ago. Although Australian players are playing in the Big Bash League (BBL), they are keeping themselves ready. There are six such players, including Finch, who played in the BBL.