Reasons why Indians are favourites to emerge victorious against the Australians

The Indian team will be raring to go against Australia in their den. The last time they visited, India registered a rare whitewash against the Aussies. High on confidence, there is no stopping the Indian team from repeating the same feat.  With the T20 series set to begin on November 21, we look at a few reasons why India can lay claim to the T20 series:

1. A complete side

Indian and Australian team are at the opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to team strength. While Indian cricketers are breaking records at will, the Australian side is still coping from the setbacks of the Sandpapergate incident. The Indian team has got all its departments checked including the force of its bench strength. It may cause some problems for Captain Kohli when he selects the playing 11. But Kohli wouldn’t mind, as it’s a good problem to have

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2. A formidable batting line-up

There is no denying the fact that Kohli is one of the best batsmen around today. He is not alone though. Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul ably support their captain. So be it chasing a target or setting a total, it may be nothing short of a cakewalk for this batting unit

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3. In-form bowlers

The Indian team boasts of one of the best death-over bowlers. This allows them to avoid leaking runs at the end of an inning. Bowlers like Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav have the knack of delivering at the key moments of the game. With the discovery of Khaleel Ahmed as a premium left-arm medium pacer, the bowling unit is balanced to a T

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4. Depleted Australian side

It is not rocket science to figure out that this Australian side is probably the weakest the sport has ever seen. With the loss of Steve Smith and David Warner, this Australian side is struggling to find the right team combination. The Australian team will have to put forward their A-game if they wish to outplay the Indians

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