If Smith misses the match, vice-captain David Warner could be in line to skipper the side, while Aaron Finch has also led Australia in T20 cricket.
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.
Shikhar Dhawan, who could not feature in the ODI series, makes a comeback to the playing XI while Kuldeep Yadav replaces Axar Patel in the Indian team. In the last T20I bilateral series, India completed a 3-0 clean sweep Down Under in January previous year and have lost only once out of the five series played between the two nations.
The skipper is also happy that Shikhar Dhawan is back after a short break due to his wife's illness.
As far as weather conditions are concerned, rain threat does loom large over the city of Ranchi tomorrow as a cyclonic circulation is over eastcentral Bay of Bengal and is likely to move northwestwards.
India have recalled veteran left-arm pacer Ashish Nehra as he joins Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah in the pace-bowling department. Vice Captain David Warner will be leading the side in Smith's absence.
India had few problems in a run chase reduced to six overs, Rohit Sharma the only wicket to fall as he was bowled by Coulter-Nile for 11.
Australia's middle-order drastically failed as Travis Head (9), Moises Henriques (8), Daniel Christian (9), and Tim Paine (17) failed to rise to the occasion and were dismissed cheaply.
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