Toss India chose to bowl Australia
India’s Umesh Yadav, who broke a three-year drought between T20Is on Tuesday, has also been pushed to the bench.
The overnight rain in Nagpur left the outfield under water and although the weather was completely clear on the day of the match, the game had to be postponed for two and a half hours while the ground staff tried to get things done.
The biggest concern for umpires Nitin Menon and KN Ananthapadmanabhan was a wide-center area, which collapsed under the foot, creating the potential for injury. Even when the umpires finally made the decision to allow play to continue at 8:50pm IST, they did so saying “although conditions aren’t perfect, they are safe to play.”
Under the revised Rules, no bowler may bowl more than two overs, regardless of the length of the power play in each inning.
Australia: 1 Aaron Finch (capt), 2 Cameron Green, 3 Steven Smith, 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5 Tim David, 6 Matthew Wade (wk), 7 Pat Cummins, 8 Daniel Sams, 9 Sean Abbott, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood
India: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 KL Rahul, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Rishabh Pant (wk), 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Dinesh Karthik, 8 Axar Patel, 9 Harshal Patel, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal