IND vs AUS: 5th T20I Preview – India look to finish series on a high

Having sealed the five-match series by 3-1, India will once again lock horns with Australia in the fifth T20I on Sunday, December 3 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. The young blue brigade put up a marvellous show in the fourth game as they defended a total of 174 and won the match by 20 runs.

Axar Patel was the star with the ball as he scalped 3/16 in four overs and helped his side with the series. Apart from him, Ravi Bishnoi was also economical as he registered figures of 1/17 in four overs. The young blood of team India will look to end the series on a high note by winning the last T20I as well and finishing with a scoreline of 4-1.

On the other hand, Australia will play for their pride in the last game having lost already lost the series. Notably, most of the senior players from the Australian side have returned home after a long and exhausting World Cup campaign. The young squad led by Matthew Wade has given tough competition to the Indian team in the first four matches and will look to throw the final punch at India in the fifth T20I.

Pitch Report

In the seven completed T20I matches played at the venue, five have been won by teams batting second. The average first innings score has been 154 while the highest target chased has been 191 by Australia vs India in 2019. The captain winning the toss is likely to bowl first keeping the past record of the venue in mind.

Probable Playing XI