Yuvraj in focus as bitter rivalry resumes
Australia had come out on top against India the last time the two teams met in a T20 game. India and Australia will renew their rivalry with a one-off T20 International in Rajkot, with as many as five of the visiting team having played in the final of the Champions League Twenty20. The two sides have shared a bitter cricketing relationship and while India blanked the Aussies 4-0 in a Test series earlier this year, Australia had come out on top against the ODI world champions back in 2012 in the World T20 Championship in Sri Lanka when Shane Watson and David Warner blazed away to bat India out of the tournament.
Australia have a lot of work to do and even though, most of the limited overs squad here were not part of the Ashes horror in England, a good performance in India should lift team morale before their colleagues face England in Brisbane for the first Test next month. India: MS Dhoni's men have been on a rampage this year.
After their success in the Tests against Australia, India lifted the Champions Trophy, won a tri-series in the West Indies and traveling to Zimbabwe without some key players, still managed to whitewash the hosts. Younger players, newer faces and fresh talent have rejuvenated a team that was on a downward spiral last year.
Many in fact even expect India to steamroll Australia over the next month. Yuvraj Singh, who is making a comeback to the Indian team after his last ODI against England in January, has been the cynosure of all eyes.
India's World Cup here is looking much fitter and leaner after a rigorous training schedule in France; besides the southpaw has roared back to form with a century and two fifties for India 'A' against the West Indies 'A' in the limited overs game before cracking 84 with India Blue, who he led to Challenger Trophy glory.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at CricBuzzSimilar Stories