Why are Deepak Chahar and Chris Green not playing in IND vs AUS 2023. The fifth and final Twenty20 International between India and Australia is scheduled on Sunday, December 3 at Bengaluru.
India holds a commanding 3-1 lead over Australia when the two sides meet in the fifth and final Twenty20 International on Sunday, December 3, in Bengaluru.
Both clubs made one alteration to their starting lineups from the previous game. Australia bolstered their fast-bowling resources by replacing off-spinner Chris Green with Nathan Ellis. India, on the other side, substituted Arshdeep Singh for Deepak Chahar. Suryakumar Yadav, India’s stand-in captain, revealed after the toss that Chahar had rushed back home due to a medical issue.
The ‘Men in Blue’ won the series with a game to spare, winning the fourth T20I by 20 runs in Raipur, making the fifth game irrelevant. However, both teams take pleasure in their efforts and will want to finish on a high note. There are also several young players on both teams who will be anxious to show themselves on one of India’s top batting grounds.
What did the captains say at toss?
Matthew Wade won the toss and invited India to bat first. The experienced wicketkeeper-batter reckoned that the pitch could be ‘tacky’ and also spoke about the rain forecast. Meanwhile, Suryakumar admitted that he would have also bowled first if he won the toss. He said he was excited to play in front of a packed stadium in Bengaluru.
“We will have a bowl. The wicket feels a bit tacky and also there is a bit of weather around. One change for us. Ellis comes in for Green. Exciting times for selectors and youngsters, to make a mark and put pressure on some of the spots,” said Australia skipper Matthew Wade.
Suryakumar Yadav said: “We would have loved to bowl first. I told the team to not change anything, another opportunity to play in front of an amazing crowd, so just go and enjoy (is the message to the team). The way batting unit has delivered, just told them to believe and execute. Arshdeep comes in for Deepak Chahar. He (Deepak) has flown back home because of a medical emergency.”
IND vs AUS 2023 Teams:
India (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav(c), Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma(w), Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar, Arshdeep Singh
Australia (Playing XI): Travis Head, Josh Philippe, Ben McDermott, Aaron Hardie, Tim David, Matthew Short, Matthew Wade(w/c), Ben Dwarshuis, Nathan Ellis, Jason Behrendorff, Tanveer Sangha