An India- Australia series is momentous in every aspect of cricket be it amazing performances, crowd cheerings, sledging and much more. Aussie’s moral came down after they were handed a defeat in the first ODI. Blistering performance by Kedhar Jadhav and Former ODI captain MS Dhoni helped India to gain their 1st victory after T20 series defeat at the hands of Australia.
Comes the 2nd ODI, Australia would try to avenge the defeat in the 1st ODI while India carrying on the momentum of 1st ODI will hope for another victory.
With selectors keeping a sharp eye on the performances of the players for final squad for 2019 ICC World Cup, every player from both sides would fight it out to make it to the final list. It will be a clash of Titans at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium on Tuesday.
Ind vs Aus 2nd Match Playing XI updates:
There might be two changes for the Indian squad as Yazuvendra Chahal and Rishabh Pant would try to make space in the playing XI at the cost of Vijay Shankar/Jadeja & Ambati Rayudu respectively.
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(C), Ambati Rayudu/ Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni(wk), Kedhar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar/Jadeja, Yajuvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah.
Not many changes are expected in the Australian Squad. Shaun Marsh has been an inform player for the Aussies in ODIs so far. He missed the 1st ODI and flew back to Australia to welcome his newborn child. If Marsh is included in the squad for 2nd ODI, Ashton Turner might miss out despite a promising debut in Hyderabad.
Probable XI: Aaron Finch(C), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh/Ashton Turner, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb, Glen Maxwell, Alex Carrey(wk), Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff.
India vs Australia, 2nd ODI
March 5, 2019, 13: 30 IST
Vidarbha Cricket Stadium, Nagpur
What to Expect:
The boundaries of the stadium are one of the longest in India which might help spinner to flight the ball. Since players of both teams are in form, the match may witness 300+ score in first Innings. The spinners will play a significant role in the 2nd innings as the pitch offers great assistance for them.
- India has defeated Australia in all three encounters b/w them at Nagpur
- MS Dhoni is the leading run scorers at Nagpur with 268 runs in 4 innings.