India is all set to take on the Australia in Match 4 of the 5 T20Is Series on Tuesday, November 28 at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium in Raipur. Both the teams have a star-studded squad that can change the course of the game with their abilities. India is the favourite to win this encounter against Australia.
India and Australia have a fierce rivalry in the format. Both teams have played 28 T20I matches, with India winning 16 games and Australia winning 11 games so far in the head to head encounters. In this article, we will take a look at the key player battles to watch out for in the match 4 of the 5 T20Is series between India and Australia.
Here are three player battles to watch out for during IND vs AUS 4th T20I match:
1) Matthew Wade vs Arshdeep Singh
Matthew Wade’s commendable lower-middle-order batting has been vital for Australia, showcasing intent and crucial contributions. Arshdeep Singh, despite a less fruitful series, brings his ability to deliver yorkers and outfox batters with variations. While Wade has dominated this contest so far, Arshdeep’s skills make him a tough bowler, adding an intriguing dynamic to their battle.
2) Ruturaj Gaikwad vs Jason Behrendorff
Ruturaj Gaikwad, the standout performer in the last Guwahati game, faces a formidable challenge against Jason Behrendorff, the standout bowler of the previous match. As the top run-scorer in the last game, Gaikwad exhibited caution early on and accelerated later. Behrendorff, the tall left-arm Aussie quick, demonstrated controlled swing in both directions, particularly in the powerplay. Ruturaj, yet to be dismissed in the series, has shown vulnerability against left-arm pace, making this battle crucial.
3) Ishan Kishan vs Tanveer Sangha
Ishan Kishan, seizing every opportunity after the 2023 World Cup, faces the challenge of Tanveer Sangha on a potentially tricky Raipur pitch. Sangha’s knack for making an impact on slow pitches with big boundaries poses a challenge to Kishan’s aggressive batting. Despite Sangha dismissing Ishan once, the Indian left-hander has proven his mettle, scoring 53 off 23 balls in their encounters.