The second match of the three-match T20 series between India and Australia is to be played today. This match between the two teams is to be played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur. Rohit Sharma-led Indian team had to face defeat by four wickets in the first match, in such a situation it has become very important for them to win this match.
Bowling has become India’s weakness
In recent times, the bowling of the Indian team has been its biggest weakness. The bowlers had a disappointing performance in the first T20 match against Australia where they failed to defend 208 runs. Apart from Axar Patel, none of the bowlers were in good form in that match. Indian fans are hopeful that the team will rectify the weaknesses in the bowling department and be able to make a comeback in the series.
The batsmen did a great performance
His batting was a plus point for the Indian team in the first match. Hardik, Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul batted brilliantly to help India post a score of over 200 runs. The Australian batsmen, on the other hand, also looked in great form. Cameron Green scored 61 runs in 30 balls, while Matthew Wade played a stormy innings of 45 runs to finish the match.
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Nagpur pitch remains batting friendly
The surface of the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground is batting friendly and is expected to help the batsmen once again. The fast bowlers can get some help at the start of the match while the spinners can play an important role in the middle overs. Given the dew effect in the evening, any team would be better off chasing the target. It will be interesting to see whether the match takes place or not as there is a chance of 80 percent rain in Nagpur today.
Bumrah can get a place in playing-11
Talking about playing-11 in this match, then star bowler Jasprit Bumrah can get a chance. Bumrah is fit and it seems almost certain to play in this match. Indian team’s star batsman Suryakumar Yadav had also given an update regarding Jasprit Bumrah that he has recovered and there is nothing to worry about. Umesh Yadav may have to sit out in case Bumrah plays. On the other hand, the Australian team would like to retain their winning combination.
Probable playing-11 of both the teams
India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (capt), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Cameron Greene, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.