India's goal in the first T20I against Australia is to put the pieces together.

Virat Kohli scoring a century after a long three-year absence was one bright spot in India's disappointing Asia Cup campaign.

After a six-week layoff, Kohli returned to action against Afghanistan and slammed his ferocious 71st century in international play.

All eyes will be on Kohli's strategy when he takes the field in the first of the three T20Is against Australia on Tuesday, with the pressure of reaching that elusive tonne now lifted

India will play South Africa in three more Twenty20 Internationals starting on September 26 after this series, followed by the T20 World Cup in Australia in October.

While keeping a watch on Kohli's performance, India will also be looking to lock down their strongest lineup for these games at home

after captain Rohit Sharma authorised his team to push their "boundaries."

One will also be watching to see how KL Rahul, Rohit's preferred opening option, approaches his innings against a strong bowling lineup that includes Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood.

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