India and Australia are scheduled to play in the 2nd ODI match of the 3-match series today. The venue of this match is the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot.
India lost the 1st ODI match of this series against Australia by 10 wickets at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Australia played some enthralling cricket throughout and they ensured that India had no chance of winning the match. With that being said, India has to get better in all aspects of its play to compete against Australia in the 2nd ODI match to stay in the series.
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium is known as “Pata Wicket” as the batsmen generally score big runs and bowlers have to toil hard for wickets. Captain winning the toss mostly bats second here in winter season due to high chance of dew. Get more such cricket match information for betting with the cricket betting tips free from Bhaiji.
India had an average day with the bat while their bowling was very poor in the 1st ODI due to Australia’s relentless playing intent.
Talking about the batting, India started well with KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan scoring a brilliant 100 plus runs partnership for the second wicket. But just as they were trying to improve the scoring, their wickets fell in quick succession to the Australia bowlers. And thereafter the batting order of India collapsed and scored a below-par total. In the bowling innings, Indian bowlers performed very poorly and therefore India team suffered a massive defeat in the first ODI.
India has to win the 2nd ODI match to keep the 3-match series alive. And with Australia in superb form, they have to improve their game massively to have any chance of doing that.
Players to watch out for India are Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and Kuldeep Yadav.
India Squad: Virat Kohli ©, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Kedar Jadhav, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini.
Australia gave a power-packed performance with the bat as well as the ball in the 1st ODI to humble India at their home.
The bowling of Australia was very economical early on in the match even though they couldn’t take quick wickets. But the pressure of fast scoring against the Australia bowlers in the middle overs was too much, and with that, they took successive wickets to bowl out India before 50 overs. In the batting department, Australia captain Aaron Finch and his opening partner David Warner created a big partnership and both scored centuries to win the first ODI for their team in a dominant way.
Australia is very high on form and confidence after a great win at the start of the series. They are looking to continue this dominant playing form and win the 2nd ODI match to clinch this 3-match series.
Players to watch out for Australia are Aaron Finch, David Warner, Mitchell Starc, and Pat Cummins.
Australia Squad: Aaron Finch ©, Alex Carey (wk), David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Ashton Turner, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Ashton Agar, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Peter Handscomb (wk), D’Arcy Short.
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