Steven Smith
Steven Smith will lead Australia in the T20 series against IndiaGetty

Australia will take on India in the first of the three T20 International (T20I) matches at Adelaide Oval, on 26 January, Tuesday.

Where to watch Live

Match starts at 8.38pm GMT. Live TV coverage is available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Click here for the live streaming link.


India had a disappointing ODI series as they were on the brink of a whitewash, if not for Manish Pandey's maiden hundred that helped them win their first and only match in a five-match series. The visitors had a packed batting lineup, but their poor bowling display cost them several matches.

MS Dhoni will be hoping his side can bounce back in the shorter format of the game, especially with the T20 World Cup just over a month away. India will be hosting the upcoming T20 World Cup and they have included Yuvraj Singh and Ashish Nehra in the squad for the three-match series.

Virat Kholi
Virat Kohli will be the key player for India in the batting division in the T20 series against AustraliaGetty

Australia have had an impressive ODI series and they will be looking to continue their form during the T20 series. Steven Smith will lead their side and with a new squad, he will have a task on his hands to guide the hosts to another series victory, just months before the World Cup.

The three-match series will be an opportunity for struggling players to showcase their talent and prove to the selectors that they need to be included in the T20 squad for the World Cup. It should be seen whether players like Singh and Nehra will grab this chance to impress.


Australia to win

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Australia to win: 4/9
  • India to win: 7/4

Team News


Possible XI: David Warner Aaron Finch, Steven Smith (c), Shane Watson, Chris Lynn, Matthew Wade (wk), James Faulkner, John Hastings, Scott Boland, Kane Richardson, Shaun Tait


Possible XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuraj Singh, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Ashish Nehra