Virat Kohli s Indian cricket team, ranked second in Twenty20 internationals, begins its tour of Australia with the first of three T20Is against third-ranked Australia in Brisbane on Wednesday.

India have won 13 of three T20Is in 2018, which includes a 2-1 series win in South Africa in February, the tri-series Nidahas Trophy title triumph in Sri Lanka, a 2-0 win over Ireland, 2-1 in England and most recently 3-0 over West Indies. This gives India a win-loss ratio of 4.33, second best for all teams in 2018.

Aaron Finch s Australian team has won nine of 16 T20Is this year, losing seven which includes a run of five defeats in six games to Pakistan in the final of a tri-series in Zimbabwe followed by three to Pakistan in the UAE last month and now on Saturday to South Africa in a one-off. The win came over hosts UAE before the series loss to Pakistan.