IND vs AUS Halaplay Prediction | India vs Australia 2nd T20 Match Preview | Team News & Fantasy Team
Australia shocked the hosts India with a 3 wicket win in the first T20 match of the series. Even though India managed to score an innocuous total of 126 runs, they could have won the match which was decided on the very last ball. The hosts would be keen to level the series in the 2nd Match and avoid a series defeat.
Venue – M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Date & Time – 27th Feb | 07:00 PM IST
Australia are a strong cricket team, but no one fancied them to upset India on their own soil. However, the Kangaroos have stunned a full strength Indian team which has much work to do. The home team scored a meagre 126 runs and such a total was in no way a big threat. The Aussies were on their way to a comfortable victory before Maxwell gave away his wicket and Australia witnessed the first signs of trouble.
Some good bowling towards the end of the match made it an exciting affair with the visitors needing 14 runs off the last over. India had a good opportunity to clinch the win from the jaws of defeat but what followed was exactly the opposite. Umesh Yadav could not tame Australian tail-enders who won their team the match on the very last ball.
The loss has sent shockwaves in the Indian cricketing landscape and it is expected that the hosts will make immediate changes to rectify their shortcomings. Umesh Yadav and Pant might be the ones to sit out the last T20 match with the experienced batsman Shikhar Dhawan coming in the side. India will certainly expect more from their batsmen, who have been disappointing, in the upcoming game.
The Squads –
Virat Kohli(C), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni, Krunal Pandya, Lokesh Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal and Mayank Markande.
Aaron Finch(C), D’Arcy Short, Usman Khawaja, Alex Carey, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon, Kane Richardson and Nathan Coulter-Nile
India – KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma/Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(capt), Rishabh Pant/Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Umesh Yadav/Siddarth Kaul, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah
Australia – Marcus Stoinis, D’Arcy Short, Aaron Finch (capt), Glenn Maxwell, Peter Handscomb (wk), Ashton Turner, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa
Fantasy picks from India –
Virat Kohli | Jasprit Bumrah
Fantasy picks from Australia –
D’Arcy Short | Pat Cummins | Glenn Maxwell