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The teams will hope they carry the lucky charm the city presents them to the new cricket address of Guwahati Barsapara Stadium IANS

Australia have played 3 ODIs in Guwahati. They had played one against India in 2009 and had won by 6 wickets courtesy Doug Bollinger’s five-for. In fact, they have won two of the three matches they have played in the city. Those games were played at the Nehru Stadium. They will hope they carry the lucky charm the city presents them to the new cricket address of Guwahati Barsapara Stadium. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Australia 2017, 2nd T20I at Guwahati

North-east India does not get its deserving dose of international cricket. For once in this tour the centre of attraction is the stadium that gets set for its international debut.

The blatantly honest Australians have not tried to hide their failures under excuses. However, it is true that no side from Down Under in recent past has been subjected to such humiliation on field. David Warner had lost his first game as Australian skipper at Ranchi on Saturday. He knows India too well and has played enough cricket here.

It is not that Australians have not had their moments. They had India on the mat on several occasions right from the beginning of the ODI series. Even at Ranchi they had raced to 49 after the Powerplay. India are too strong a side in familiar conditions and Australia have committed the sin of not pinning their opponent down when they gained the upper hand. IND vs AUS, 2nd T20I: Batting track expected at newly-built stadium

It s important no matter what the circumstance, we try and win every game possible. Just getting a victory over here is always challenging, it is going to be tough, you have to play to the best of your ability. If you give India a sniff on your home soil or even away, they are going to pounce. You have to be on top of your game to beat an opposition in their country. We ve got a lot to play for, Warner hit the bull s eye on the eve of the contest.

Middle-order woes have bothered Australia, but their collective failure as a unit has not been decoded yet and as Warner put it that if he knew what he was going wrong then he would be winning games. The fresh-faced reinforcements in their T20I side have not renewed their fortunes. Are they scared, as stand-in coach David Saker put ahead of the T20I series?

Moises Henriques had played a horrendous shot. Glenn Maxwell refused to bat sensibly. Dan Christian could not repeat his usual T20 heroics that had helped Rising Pune Supergiant, Nottinghamshire and Trinbago Knight Riders to great success this year. And debutant Jason Behrendorff could be utilised for just an over. Warner: AUS need to back themselves 100 per cent against IND

Australia’s likely XI

When the going goes tough, the recipe should be simple. Aaron Finch and Warner should look to capitalise on their forms. Henriques looked completely out of sorts and Australia should look for a way to bring in Marcus Stoinis.

Maxwell has struggled against Yuzvendra Chahal, getting out to the leg-spinner on all four occasions this tour. Chahal will, in all probability, not be opening the bowling. Maxwell had a brutal hundred as Australia’s opener in Sri Lanka. I repeat this again: It will not be a bad idea to hand the license to kill to Maxwell as an opener alongside Warner. If he ends up playing until the Powerplay it can end up being a well-placed bet.

Finch can hold the middle-order in absence of Steven Smith the way he had done for Gujarat Lions. Kuldeep: No question of replacing Ashwin, Jadeja

Australia’s probable XI: David Warner (c), Glenn Maxwell, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Dan Christian, Tim Paine (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye/Kane Richardson, Jason Behrendorff.

India’s Likely XI

I have a very good partnership going on with Chahal. We know each other for five years. It s easy to understand each other s plans. It helps on the ground if we keep talking to each others. There s a good understanding going on between us. We bowl in partnerships in a match as well, the difference is evident. We talk about the wicket, whether it s fast or skids. I ask him how the ball is responding on a particular wicket and things like that. It s very useful for me and the team, Kuldeep Yadav spoke about his partnership with Chahal.

The duo has successfully managed to keep Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja out of the limited-overs setup. India will eye the series at Guwahati and the spin twins are certainties.

Also, when you have a 39-year-old specialist in the squad, you better play him. Ashish Nehra will be itching to go out in the middle, but then, whom does he replace? Jasprit Bumrah or Bhuvneshwar Kumar?

Same is the case with Akshar Patel and KL Rahul. Unless there is a forced niggle India are unlikely to tinker with their Ranchi combination.

India’s probable XI: Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Conditions

“It’s a nice ground and the wicket looks fantastic,” commented Warner. The track is expected to have enough for both batters and bowlers. It has not been used yet and we may be up for some suspense as well.

Local curator Mukut Kalita told it will be a typical T20 wicket, full of runs: Our best effort is to make the match memorable by making a wicket full of runs. We have seen this wicket favour spinners in the domestic cricket but for tomorrow, I hope it would produce a lot of runs.

The temperature at the Assam capital is expected to be in the mid-30s. Thunderstorms are forecasted at some areas.

Squads

India: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), MS Dhoni (wk), KL Rahul (wk), Kedar Jadhav (wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Akshar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra

Australia: David Warner (c), Tim Paine (wk), Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Christian, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff.

Time: 19.00 PM IST | 01:30 PM GMT