All-rounders Dan Christian and Moises Henriques have joined the squad for the T20 series.
For Australia, it's paramount to get back to winning rhythm with the Ashes beckoning in a month's time.
As everything was going in favour of the Indian cricket team, rain played a spoilsport and interrupted the game in the 19th over.
Chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav took the wicket of the 30-year-old batsman for 42 runs.
Marcus Stoinis will replace Smith in the squad and vice-captain David Warner will stand in as captain in Smith's absence.
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Aaron Finch off the mark, Glenn Maxwell off the mark as the two score seven runs from Jasprit Bumrah's first over.
Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to field first against Australia in the first T20 match of the series on Saturday. Kuldeep foxed Moises Henriques and an in-from Aaron Finch.
David Warner is captaining the Australian team for the match as Steve Smith is out of the game with a shoulder injury. The miscalculations of length began early enough, Warner setting the template when, having flayed two wide deliveries for four, he again swooped his bat down at an angle to a good-length ball and chopped on in the first over. For Australia, Coulter-Nile was the only successful bowler returning the figures of 1/20.
The Nawab of Najafgarh also reckoned that with opener Shikhar Dhawan, who is back in the side after a short break, will get a chance to open the innings alongwith Rohit Sharma.
The rain came down with Australia struggling on 118 for eight in 18.4 overs after being tied down by India's spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.
Kohli has smashed four half-centuries in his last four matches against Australia, three of them unbeaten. You need to be able to execute yorkers and slower balls and you need the skill.