The Australian cricket team has arrived in India to square off in a three-match T20 international series. They face the Men in Blue for their first match at the Punjab Cricket Association Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Punjab. Team India is coming from an early exit from Asia Cup, 2022. On the other hand, the Aussies will be confident after winning the last T20I series, which they played in the subcontinent against Sri Lanka. One can expect a thrilling series between the two powerhouses of world cricket.

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Here is the head-to-head record of both the teams as they play the 1st T20I at the IS Bindra Stadium:

1. Australia have played two T20Is here, winning and losing one each.

2. India, on the other hand, has played three matches at this venue, winning them all.

3. India’s last five T20Is (most recent from the left): W L L W W

4. Australia’s last five T20Is: L W W W L

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Here are some of the stats of T20Is at the IS Bindra Stadium:

1. No. of matches played here: 5

2. No. of matches the the team batting first won: 2

3. No. of matches the team batting second won: 3

4.Average score for the team batting first: 177

5. Average score for the team batting second: 170

6. Highest score at the IS Bindra Stadium: 211/4 (India – 2009)

7. Lowest score at the IS Bindra Stadium: 149/5 (South Africa- 2019)

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Here’s the pitch report of the IS Bindra Stadium:

The stadium has historically favoured quick bowlers and this game is also anticipated to have a similar wicket. Mohali’s weather will be hot and humid, which makes dew a crucial factor, which can affect run scoring in the later stages of the game. Thus, toss will also be crucial.

The ground in Mohali can provide some initial movement for the pacers, making the first few overs of the match crucial. Once the wicket is in place, the batters will be able to play their shots freely.