Australia will play a Twenty 20 cricket match before the CB Series against India at Melbourne cricket ground on 1 February 2008. There is no doubt that Australia is no. 1 cricket team in the World but they were defeated in every time to India within the two times facing before. Australia is at the no 1 position in both ODI and Test cricket by ICC ranking, which they have been kept for long time. After Twenty 20 World Cup, Australia went to Indian tour then they played 7-matches ODI series and won by 4-2 difference but that time they were defeated by India a Twenty 20 match. Recently, Australia and India have played 4-matches Test series of BV Trophy, where Australia has won by 2-1 defeating India.
Again both the team will face together in a Twenty 20 match at Melbourne before the triangular CB Series. Australia has many great cricketers as like Ricky Ponting, Andrew Symonds, Brad Hog, Mike Hussy, Stuart Clark those who can change the mode of a mach in any moment. Recently, Adam Gilchrist, a great cricketer of Australia, has announced to take retirement from both ODI and Test cricket after the coming CB Series. The upcoming Twenty 20 match will be enormous rivalry because both teams have finished a rivalry test series. Most of the young cricketers will play the Twenty 20 match to Indian side and in Australian side, it is expected that they will do the same.
However, the match will be held at 2.00 pm in Indian local time and the match will be shown on Star Cricket TV channel live.