Going forward post their debacle in the five-match ODI series (4-1), Australia are expecting their fresh start to be enthralling at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi T20I, when they take on in-form Indian cricket team on Saturday.
What happened is now past, feels the uncapped left-arm pacer Jason Behrendorff, who made a cut in the national squad for T20Is along with wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Paine, and all-rounders Moises Henriques and Dan Christian.
“We speak a lot about having a good attitude at training and games. We are doing everything we can to remain positive. That’s a big part for the new guys coming into the group. We need to keep the ground buzzing,” the rookie pacer said.
The 27-year-old fast bowler from New South Wales has an eye on the Ashes as pacer James Pattinson has recently been ruled out due to injury. Behrendorff’s performance in India will be closely monitored and he would look to impress the selectors with his untested pace.
Nathan Coulter-Nile, the leading wicket-taker in the ODI series, will also look to ride consistency in the T20I series. In five ODIs, the 29-year-old consistent pacer had claimed 10 wickets.
Australia’s complete squad: Steve Smith (C), David Warner, Jason Behrendorff, Dan Christian, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine (WK), Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa
(With inputs from agencies)