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India vs Australia 2017: India's probable XI for first T20

Manish Pathak
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Rohit Sharma Shikhar Dhawan
The deadly duo at the top

After having brushed aside the Australians in the one-day series, the Indian team is all ready to extend their dominance in the shortest form, when they take on the visitors in the first of the three-match T20I series.

The hosts look fairly settled and the composition might not change much from the one-dayers.

Here is a look at the possible Indian squad for the first T20I at Ranchi.

# Openers

Rohit Sharma

With 296 runs in the ODIs, Rohit was the highest run-getter in the series, peaking just at the right time for the Indian team as he signed off the ODIs with a dominating century.

He comes into the T20I series brimming with confidence, which augurs well for the hosts.

Shikhar Dhawan

Dhawan was in the midst of a purple patch in his career when he had to skip the ODI series against Australia owing to his ailing wife. However, he is now back into the team and will walk out to bat along with Rohit Sharma. The duo will have another chance to drive home the point that they are the best opening batting combination in the world at the moment.

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