Australian skipper Aaron Finch invited Virat Kohli-led Indian team to bat first after winning the toss in the second T20 International match of two-match T20I series on Wednesday. The match is being played at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.

Australia have already taken the lead of 1-0 in the two-match T20I series.

After the toss, Virat Kohli said, “We would have bowled first as well. Like Aaron said it’s a good wicket. Looks like the old Bangalore wicket and that’s a good sign. Looks like there has been a lot of hardwork done to prepare and maintaint the pitch. Shot selection was something we discussed. The bowling was outstanding. We need to get used to playing big games. Three changes. Rohit is rested, Shikhar comes in. Markande comes in for Vijay Shankar, because of the pitch conditions and Umesh makes way for Sid Kaul.”

Aaron Finch said, “We are going to bowl first. Looks like a good wicket, so hopefully we can chase this down. We back ourselves to chase the target down. If at all there is going to be anything for the pacers it is going to be up front, so would like to exploit that. No changes for us.”


India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Vijay Shankar, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni(w), Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Siddarth Kaul

Australia (Playing XI): D Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Aaron Finch(c), Glenn Maxwell, Peter Handscomb(w), Ashton Turner, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa