India vs Australia, T20 World Cup 2021 Warm-up Match LIVE Cricket Score: Aussies opt to bat, Virat opts to rest

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IND XII: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakaravarthy

15:13 (IST)

AUS XII: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson

15:07 (IST)

Rohit Sharma: From last game, Shami, Bumrah and Kohli won’t be playing today. We wanted to try and bat first today, to see how we put up runs on the board. Nevertheless, that’s fine. We obviously want to make sure we get our sixth bowling option as well and there are a few things we can try in batting as well. We need slower bowlers to try and fill in the sixth option. If the conditions are dewy, we need the seamers. Hardk is coming along pretty well, but it'll be a while before he will start to bowl.

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Aaron Finch: Batted second in the last game, so looking to change things up a bit. My knee is going pretty well. Coming along better than what I expected after the surgery. Josh Hazlewood was the only one taking an extra couple of days. He will just be relaxing. Mitch Swepson and Josh Inglis won’t be playing other.

15:05 (IST)

TOSS: Australia win the toss, and skipper Aaron Finch opts to bat

15:00 (IST)

Looks like Rohit Sharma will be the Indian team today for their second warmup game. Here's the toss

14:55 (IST)

Bangladesh keep their campaign alive

Bangladesh kept their T20 World Cup hopes alive by overcoming a slow start against co-hosts Oman, eventually beating them by 26 runs, with all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan (42, 3/28) playing a central role in the victory.

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14:40 (IST)

KL Rahul on MS Dhoni

India opener Rahul said Dhoni's presence in the dressing room brings about a sense of "calmness". MSD, who recently led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to their fourth IPL title, will join the Indian team as a mentor in what will be Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri's final assignments as T20I captain and India head coach respectively.

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14:30 (IST)

The competition for the top-order slots in the Indian batting lineup grew more intense after the impressive performances by both KL Rahul (51) and Ishan Kishan (70) on Monday against England, the two auditioning for the role of Rohit Sharma's opening partner for India's Super 12 games. There are however, a few spots India could try alternate options for in the middle order in their second and final practice game against Australia, which starts in a little under an hour with the toss at 3.

Click here to read the preview of the India-Australia T20 World Cup warmup game

14:20 (IST)

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the ICC T20 World Cup warmup match between India and Australia at the Dubai's ICC Academy Ground, with the two teams entering this practice fixture on the back of victories over England and New Zealand respectively.

India vs Australia, T20 World Cup warm-up match, Live Updates: Australia win the toss, and skipper Aaron Finch opts to bat

Preview: After getting their T20 World Cup preparations off to a solid start with a seven-wicket win over England earlier on Monday, India will be hoping to make it two in two in the second warmup game against Australia in Dubai on Wednesday.

Both teams are coming off wins in their previous warmup matches, with Australia having beaten Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand by three wickets at Abu Dhabi's Tolerance Oval. South Africa and Pakistan were the other winners in Monday's practice games, beating Afghanistan and West Indies respectively.

Both openers KL Rahul (51 off 24) and Ishan Kishan (70 off 46) impressed in India's chase of the 189-run target set by England two days ago, the fixture serving as an audition for Rohit Sharma's partner at the top of the batting order, with Rahul likely to get Kohli's backing for India's opening game against Pakistan on Sunday.

Additionally, other options India might want to try on Wednesday before starting off their Super 12s campaign are spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Varun Chakravarthy and all-rounder Shardul Thakur — who is being seen as a replacement for Hardik Pandya with the latter unable to bowl and also going through a lean patch with the bat.

File image of Australia captain Aaron Finch and India captain Virat Kohli. AP

Kane Richardson (3/24) and Adam Zampa (2/17) were impressive for Australia in their victory on Monday, their spells helping restrict the Black Caps to 158/7. The Aussies got off to a poor start with David Warner getting dismissed for a golden duck, and kept losing regular wickets thereafter with the scorecard reading 115/6 in the 16th over.

It took a partnership between Ashton Agar (23) and Mitchell Starc (13 not out) to rescue Aaron Finch's side from the tough spot, before Josh Inglis's back-to-back boundaries helped sealed the win with a ball to spare.

Teams (from):

India: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur.

Australia: Aaron Finch (C), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins (VC), Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

Match starts at 7.30pm.

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