Match : IND vs AUS, 2nd ODI
Tournament : Australia tour of India, 2020
Date : Friday, January 17, 2020
Time : 1:30 PM IST 8:00 AM GMT
Venue : Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
PITCH & CONDITION
Weather : The weather forecast in Rajkot is good for cricket, the weather will be clear and sunny all day, there is no chance of rain on the match day. Humidity will be relatively low too. The temperature will be in the range of 20-24 degree Celsius in the afternoon, it might get a little chilly in the evening
Pitch : The pitch at Saurashtra usually favors the batsmen.This is a high scoring stadium so, we can expect High Scores in this stadium. The team batting first would like to put up a total of 280-300 at least to be on the safer side.
India : India has lost the 1st ODI match of the series.
In batting, Shikhar Dhawan batted well for 74 runs and while supporting Lokesh Rahul scored 47 runs, but Rohit Sharma was dismissed for 10 and Virat Kohli’s bat was also silent, The middle-order batsman Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja had scored 28 and 25 runs.
No bowlers got wickets in Boling, Jasprit Bumrah gave 50 runs in 7 overs and Mohammed Shami also proved to be expensive, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja also did not take the wickets for good bowling.
In the previous match team India preformed very poor and they have to play their best cricket to beat Australia in 2nd ODI.
India Squad: Virat Kohli (c),Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul,Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami.
Australia : The performance of Australia was outstanding in the previous match against India.The opener David Warner had scored 128 runs in 112 balls with 17 boundaries and 3 sixes.Aron Finch who came along with Warner had scored 110 runs in 114 balls with 13 boundaries and 2 sixes.In the bowling unit, Mitchell Starc had clinched 3 wickets, Kane Richardson and Pat Cummins had bagged 2 wickets each. Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar had taken 1 wicket each by leaking 40+ runs.
India scored 255 runs in the first game, chasing them, Australia won the big by 10 wickets in 37.4 overs.
Australia will go with an unchanged XI, barring any injuries.
Australia Squad: Aaron Finch (c), D’Arcy Short, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Ashton Turner, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
Australia will be very high on confidence going ahead in the series as they lead the series 1-0. But we should not underestimate Indian Team. India can bounce back and level the series 1-1.
India Should Win The Match
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