Adelaide, January 15 at 08:50 AM IST
Virat Kohli and Co., who were riding high ahead of the series opener at Sydney, faced 34 runs loss in the first ODI and now have a must-win game to play at Adelaide on Tuesday to stay alive in the contest. The hosts lost the four-match home test series by 2-1 and were looking weaker without the pace trio -Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins in the ODI series. But, the young Jhye Richardson (4-26) and alongwith his partner J Behrendroff (2-39) once again showcased how the visitors are over dependant on the top order.
At one point India was reeling at 4 for 3 when vice-captain Rohit Sharma and veteran MS Dhoni took the charge. Rohit’s ton and MS Dhoni’s hard-fought fifty kept the chase alive but Dinesh Karthik and Ravindra Jadeja’s failure took the chase nowhere. Ravindra Jadeja, who was picked due to Pandya’s absence, once again failed to grab the opportunity for the little cameo and couldn’t make any difference. The number four spot holder- Ambati Rayudu too failed to perform and was sent back to pavilion on the second ball of his innings by Jhye Richardson.
Ahead of the second ODI in Adelaide, skipper Kohli, who was forced to rope in Ravindra Jadeja in the playing 11 due to the absence of Hardik Pandya, might go back to his two wrist spinner theory – Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav for a more attacking bowling line up. This might make the tail longer but hosts’ struggle to play wrist spin and the fact that most of the runs in Sydney ODI came in the middle order can tempt Kohli to do so.
Also, Vijay Shankar – the named replacement for suspended Hardik Pandya is also in line for selection ahead of the second ODI. The Tamil Nadu skipper had a good outing in India A’s tour against New Zealand and is widely seen as the backup pace bowling allrounder.
On the opposite, Australia – who has gained a 1-0 lead in the series would be looking to repeat the same in the second ODI to seal the series. This will be their first ODI series win in two years, and Mitch Marsh is fit again ahead of second ODI. The all-rounder missed the first encounter after being hospitalised with gastritis and is pressing his claims to feature in the playing11 for the second ODI. However, the decision is still to be made.
Another concern for the hosts would be the dismal form of skipper Aaron Finch. Ever since his record 172 against Zimbabwe, Finch has lost his touch and has scored 50+ only twice in the 25 innings across formats.
So, a chilling contest is expected to take place when both the sides will take the field in Adelaide tomorrow.
IND vs AUS at Adelaide-
Matches Played – 05
India – 01
The wicket at Adelaide Oval is always referred to as the best batting wicket in the nation. However, with the usage of the drop-in pitch, a little assistance to bowlers is expected too.
Total matches – 84
Matches won batting first – 46
Matches won bowling first – 36
Average 1st Inns scores – 229
Average 2nd Inns scores – 200
Highest total recorded – 369/7 (50 Ov) by AUS vs PAK
Lowest total recorded – 70/10 (26.3 Ov) by AUS vs NZ
Highest score chased – 303/9 (49.4 Ov) by SL vs Eng
Lowest score defended – 140/10 (49 Ov) by PAK vs WI
Here’s how the two sides may lineup –
AUS Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Alex Carey
Batsmen – Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb
All-rounder – Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers – Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff
IND Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – MS Dhoni
Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Virat Kohli, D Karthik
All-rounder – R Jadeja/Vijay Shankar
Bowlers – Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal/M Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed
Australia- Aaron Finch(c), Peter Handscomb, Billy Stanlake, Usman Khawaja, Peter Siddle, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Ashton Turner
India –Virat Kohli(c), Kuldeep Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami
Fantasy picks from India –
In batting, there’s no doubt the responsibility for bulk scoring lies upon the shoulders of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli. Rohit Sharma scored a ton at Sydney while Shikhar Dhawan and Kohli are expected to fire at Adelaide.
MS Dhoni looked well with the bat although there were a few issues with his low strike rate.
Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav will be the frontline bowlers.
Fantasy picks from Australia
Aaron Finch’s form is a concern for the hosts.
Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb and Marcus Stoinis – all looked good with the bat with the first three scoring fifties for the side.
Young Jhye Richardson was the pick of bowlers in the first ODI and would be hoping to repeat the same
Jason Behrendorff is looked good with the bowl in the opening spell.
Marcus Stoinis bagged two wickets after contributing with the bat and will play a crucial role as an all-rounder.
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