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Australia skipper Aaron Finch ready to challenge India in T20I series

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Aaron Finch conceded that the three-match T20 against India will be Australia’s best chance to challenge Virat Kohli & Co., especially in the absence of leading batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner.

India begin their tour of Australia with a three-match T20 series, which will be played on November 21, 23 and 25.

India have been dominant against Australia over the years, winning 10 out of 16 T20 Internationals since 2007. Australia have won only five, with one match being abandoned due to rain.

Finch feels that the shortest format allows Australia to be aggressive and more competitive against a strong Indian side.

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“Although we lost to Pakistan in the UAE, we are a very good T20 side. I think we played some good cricket in Zimbabwe and before that in the tri-series against New Zealand and England last year. We are very confident in this format,” Finch said at the pre-match press conference. India have been in great form in all formats over a long time now. But it is going to be a great opportunity for us to come out, play aggressively and express ourselves. We can take the game on and really try to take it to India,” the Australian captain added.

The first match will be played at the Gabba. The T20 Internationals will be followed by a four-Test series and three ODIs.

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“T20s are fast-paced short games obviously. At times it can take one bit of brilliance with bat or ball, or even in the field, and it can change the dynamics of the match or even the whole series.

“So it is a great advantage to be able to start off against India in this format. They have been so dominant in this format that people forget where they are playing at times,” he added.

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Australia fielded an all-pace attack in their one-off T20I against South Africa on Saturday. That is expected to change with a lone spinner to come to the playing eleven.

“That will be in the calculations. With the size of this ground and how good our spinners have bowled here, while they haven’t been huge wicket-takers, they have bowled well. We have options in Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa. https://www.indiatoday.in/sports/cricket/story/aaron-finch-india-vs-australia-1st-t20i-gabba-brisbane-1392383-2018-11-20

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