Ind Vs AUS Match Preview: The Indian cricket team had somehow won the first ODI and now its eyes are on winning the series in the second ODI while Australia will be trying to equalize.
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Visakhapatnam: The Indian cricket team somehow defeated Australia in the first ODI match played in Mumbai. In this match, the power of the bowlers was seen. First the Indian bowlers broke the back of the Australian batsmen, then the Australian bowlers proved the target of 189 runs difficult for the Indian team. Team India, however, was successful in winning the first match on the basis of KL Rahul’s innings. Now both the teams will be face to face in the second ODI on Sunday and in this match India will try to make the series their name, then the Australian team will be in the mood for a comeback.
One good thing for India in this match is that its regular captain Rohit Sharma will return. He could not play the first ODI because of attending his brother-in-law’s wedding and hence Hardik Pandya took over the captaincy. With his arrival, there is also a change in the playing-11 of the team.
Need to improve in batting
India’s strong batting had collapsed in front of the target of 189 runs. Rahul had scored an unbeaten 74 and Ravindra Jadeja had scored an unbeaten 45 and won the team. Jadeja also bowled well and took two wickets. The Indian team would like to improve the batting in this match as at one stage the team lost four wickets for 39 runs and later the score was 83 for five, after which Rahul and Jadeja combined to give the hosts a 61-ball victory. Was.
The return of captain Rohit Sharma will definitely strengthen the top-order, which was battered by the pace and variation of Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc. Ishan Kishan was dismissed for three runs by Marcus Stoinis. Then Stark took three wickets due to which India came under a lot of pressure. Virat Kohli (04), Suryakumar Yadav (0) and Shubman Gill (20) were quickly dismissed. The Indian batsmen were in occasional trouble against Australia’s left-arm fast bowlers and Starc faced the challenge in the remaining two matches. Doing this will provide them good practice in home conditions as the focus will be on preparing for the World Cup to be held in October-November.
Ishan Kishan will go out
Rohit will open the innings due to which Kishan will have to make way for the regular captain. There is no need to worry much about Kohli and Gill scoring low scores in the first ODI, but Suryakumar Yadav is not able to find his rhythm in the 50-over format, which can be a cause for concern. Suryakumar, who is famous for his explosive batting in T20 International, has still not been able to earn the same fame in ODIs. He has not been able to score a half-century in all the five ODIs this year. There is no deadline set for the return of Shreyas Iyer, India will continue with Suryakumar for number four.
expected from the bowlers
India’s bowlers put up a stellar show in Mumbai with pacers Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj bowling brilliantly on a pace-friendly track, but wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav failed to impress. However, the team management is not expected to tinker with the bowling line-up with Hardik Pandya playing the role of the third pacer. The weather forecast for the second ODI is rain with thunderstorms which means that the fast bowlers of both the teams can swing the ball.
Australia will also try to try a different combination during the series. On Friday, he landed with four all-rounders – Mitchell Marsh, Cameron Green, Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell. Due to this, he could not trouble India much, which would be a matter of concern for captain Steve Smith.
Rain will disturb!
But in the midst of all this, both the teams will be eyeing the rain. The weather condition is not good in Visakhapatnam. The Meteorological Department has predicted rain on the day of the match. According to the Meteorological Department, there are 31 to 51 percent chances of rain on the match day. It may rain at five o’clock in the evening. In such a situation, it will also have to be seen whether the match can be completed or not.
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik , Shardul Thakur, Akshar Patel, Jaydev Unadkat.
Australia: Steve Smith (Captain), David Warner, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa.