Australia bat first in must-win WT20 game

 27 Mar 2016 - 17:08

 Australia bat first in must-win WT20 game
ndian supporters wave flags as they cheer ahead of the start of the World T20 cricket tournament match between India and Australia at The Punjab Cricket Stadium Association Stadium in Mohali on March 27, 2016. (AFP / Money Sharma)

 

Mohali, India: Australian captain Steven Smith won the toss and elected to bat in a must-win World Twenty20 group match against India in Mohali on Sunday.

The Australians kept an unchanged side for the match that will decide which team goes through to the semi-final against the West Indies in Mumbai next week.

India also retained the same team that scraped home against Bangladesh in Bangalore.

Teams:

India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah.

Australia: Steve Smith (capt), Shane Watson, David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Usman Khawaja, Aaron Finch, James Faulkner, Peter Nevill, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa.

Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SRI) and Marais Erasmus (RSA)

TV umpire: Richard Illingworth (ENG)

Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)

Reserve umpire: Nigel Llong (ENG)

AFP