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First T20 International Begins

Mitchell Starc is back after missing the final ODI against India, and he’s ready to join Australia was they take on India in the first T20 international. All three T20 matches will be played over the span of five days, with the final match taking place on Tuesday the 8th of December.

The first match of the T20 series will be played at Manuka Oval before heading to Sydney for the Boxing Day Test against South Africa on December 4, 2020. The first Test is a day-night affair and both sides will travel to the nation’s capital to play an ODI series match at Adelaide Oval, which is preceded by the day-night match, which begins on December 17, preceded by a Boxing Day Test. It will be followed by a three-match international series, with Adelaide Oval hosting the second and third matches, both day and night, starting on December 18, to precede the Christmas Test on the same day as the Test match.

Australia and India currently occupy second and third places respectively in the ICC’s T20 world rankings and this series will also make a major contribution to the preparation for the T20 World Cup, which will be held in November 2021. In the last three T20 series Australia have played against Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa, Australia won 2-0 and lost 1-1. Starc and Warner were the most expensive bowlers in each match. They now have a 3-2 record against India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, but have lost three of their last four OIIs against the West Indies, India and Pakistan.

India’s cricket team is scheduled to continue touring Australia to play a series of T20 internationals against Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. If the T30 World Cups are called by the International Cricket Council (ICC), Cricket Australia is considering hosting India at a single venue, which would include a day-night competition at Adelaide O