IND vs AUS Halaplay Prediction | India vs Australia 2nd ODI Match Preview | Team News & Fantasy Team
India were shell-shocked in the T20 series where Australia won both the games. Despite being heavily fancied, the performance from the men in blue was disappointing, to say the least. However, a win in the first ODI has put the home team on the track and they are expected to get back to their best.
Venue – Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur
Date & Time – 5th March | 01:30 PM IST
The home team had the onus on them to step up and deliver – and they did. After losing two consecutive T20s in an uninspiring fashion, a strong reaction was anticipated from the Indians. Bowling first, the Indian bowlers did their job as they restricted the Aussies from mounting a big score. Bumrah, Shami and Kuldeep Yadav shone with the ball.
India dealt an early blow in their chase when Dhawan got out on the first ball he faced. Nonetheless, the hosts steadied the ship quickly and the likes of Kohli, Dhoni and Jadhav took India over the finishing line. Jadhav was impressive in his unbeaten 81 run inning and the 33-year-old had previously taken a wicket as well.
As both the nations get ready for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup, the 5-match ODI series will be fiercely contested. The Aussies would be eager to bounce back and avenge their defeat in the second match. India, on the other hand, will be seeking to assert the dominance that was expected of them.
The Squads –
India – Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Siddarth Kaul, Ravindra Jadeja
Australia – Aaron Finch (C), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, D’Arcy Short
Probable Playing Teams
India – Dhawan, Rohit, Virat(C), Rayudu, Dhoni(WK), Jadhav, Chahal/Jadeja, Kuldeep, Chahal/Shankar, Bumrah and Shami.
Australia – Finch(C), Khawaja, Marsh/Turner, Handscomb, Stoinis, Maxwell, Carey(WK), Cummins, Coulter-Nile, Zampa and Behrendorff
Picks from India
Virat Kohli | M S Dhoni | Bumrah | Jadhav
Picks from Australia
Stoinis | Maxwell | Zampa | Cummins