Shoulder injury sidelines Smith for T20 series

Paceman Jason Behrendorff is set to make his Australian debut in the T20 series against India

Paceman Jason Behrendorff is set to make his Australian debut in the T20 series against India

Smith is a doubt for the first match in the three-game series as he is struggling with a shoulder problem, Cricket Australia confirmed.

Uncapped left-arm speedster Jason Behrendorff, along with wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Paine, all-rounders Moises Henriques and Dan Christian are the new additions in Australia's T20I squad. On the other hand, the Indian cricket team would be full of confidence after dominating the ODI series.

Finch's cameo was ended by some attractive bowling from Yadav after the Aussie opener was clean bowled attempting to sweep a full and quicker delivery for a 30-ball 42. David Warner is expected to lead the side if Smith is unavailable for the series opener.

Australia will have a chance to erase the scar of a 4-1 series defeat to India in the recently concluded One-Day International series when they face the same opposition in the first Twenty20 International in Ranchi on Saturday.

Moises Henriques (8) went to pavilion in the 13th over after a delivery of Kuldeep Yadav hit stumps.

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Having been put into bat, Australia lost stand-in skipper David Warner - filling in for the injured Steve Smith - for just eight, but some aggressive batting from Aaron Finch briefly put India on the back foot. Paine was unable to get his bat down in time as the ball hit the base of middle.

Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan, who missed the one-day global series against the same opponents to be with his ailing wife, remained unbeaten on 15 off 12 deliveries.

Update: India win by 9 wickets (DLS Method) Kohli lofts the drive past the cover fielder and the India win the match with 3 balls to spare.

Nathan Coulter-Nile was outstanding in the ODIs and Kane Richardson also impressed. The rise of Hardik Pandya, the guile of the wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal had made life hard for Australia in the one-day series. You need to be able to execute yorkers and slower balls and you need the skill.

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