India who became the first team to qualify for the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup T20 2014 will play against Australia in Mirpur on March 30, 2014.
It is an inconsequential match for Team India but it will serve them as a nice practice ahead of the big Semi-Final.
Australia are more or less out of the tournament having lost two games in a row against Pakistan and West Indies. Their fate will be sealed by the result of today’s afternoon game between Bangladesh and Pakistan.
A Bangladesh win will give a slender hope to the Aussies of making it to the Semis but for that also, they have to beat India tonight.
Toss news, TV telecast and streaming info:
Australia has won the toss and decided to bat first.
The squads are as below:
Australia: SR Watson, GJ Maxwell, GJ Bailey,David Warner, AJ Finch, BJ Hodge, CL White, BJ Haddin, MA Starc, JM Muirhead and DE Bollinger.
India: Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Rahane, Dhoni, Ashwin, Jadeja, A Mishra, B Kumar and Sharma.
Watch highlights of Yuvrajs’s Innings:
This Group 2 contest between Australia and India is scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm Indian time. Indians fans can watch the match live on Star Sports or Doordarshan as the Men in Blue are already through to the Semis.
Aussie fans can watch the match on Fox Sports. The online streaming on the internet will be on the Star Sports website here.
Weather conditions are fine for tonight’s match although one has to watch out for the dew. In the last match here there wasn’t much dew but in Chittagong yesterday, South Africa and England had to deal with plenty of it in their Group 1 match.
It is a dead rubber for India so they could well experiment with their combination perhaps by roping in Ajinkya Rahane for Shikhar Dhawan. Yuvraj Singh could be promoted to no.3 to find some form.
Australia could go in with the same team that lost against West Indies and they must be happy with the progress of their young leg spinner James Muirhead.
In another match today Pakistan is playing hosts Bangladesh.
Watch out for the match highlights here which will be uploaded later on.