Hitting the ground running ahead of the bigger picture looms as the key to success in Australia for Virat Kohli s Indian cricket team as they meet the home team in the first of three Twenty20 internationals in Brisbane on Wednesday.

The BCCI on Tuesday announced the touring team s 12 for the opening match, confirming that Rishabh Pant will keep wickets for the first time for India in limited-overs cricket. But what about the makeup of the bowling attack? Will Yuzvendra Chahal sit out and Khaleel Ahmed play as the third pace bowler?

As for the hosts, who have won nine of 16 T20Is this year – losing seven which includes a run of five defeats in six games – they look set to bring in one of Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar as the specialist spinner.

CricketCountry contributor Chetan Narula previews the series opener from the Gabba.