Cricket is well served after a long wait and it has been a delight to watch the two world class teams battling on the ground in the times of pandemic. The Australian tour of India began with the first ODI on Friday, 27 November and it was a great piece of game to enjoy. The Australian side easily overpowered the visiting men in blue in the first game and led the 3 ODI series with 1-0. Now, the Kohli brigade must fight back in the Ind vs Aus 2nd ODI to be played on Sunday, to keep their spirits alive. A lot of factors can affect the outcome of the game and in a time like this, when players are learning to train themselves in a bio bubble and working on their mental health as well, favorable factors can help a lot. A lot will depend upon the pitch condition, weather and even the toss. Let’s deduce what we shall expect in the bounce back game of the Ind vs Aus ODI series.
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The Ind vs Aus 2nd ODI will be played on Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. Being a cricket fan, we already know that SCG is a high scoring ground. The surface is flat that can help Indian batsmen to play shots in their favorite region. The pitch lacks bounce as it used to have. It will be a high scoring match as it won’t help the bowlers much.
Reports have suggested that the sky will be clear in this game as well. With no overcast conditions, bowlers will struggle a bit more. With a bit of moisture in the pitch, the pacers can get some movement in the ball, but that won’t be the case in this game. However, wind can add up some movement to the ball in the later innings. With clear sky conditions, fast bowlers will have to depend upon their line and length to get the required break through.
Pitch at SCG will help the batsmen to play shots. With not much bounce and even swing from the pitch, fast bowlers won’t have much to do here. This is a hard pitch with no sign of grass, hence the bounce would be even. Spinners will only get runs scored as no length would get any turn from the hard surface. The pitch will play the same in both the innings of Ind vs Aus 2nd ODI.
Still, the team winning the toss would like to put runs on board first and then put pressure on the chasing side. Both teams have world class bowling line-up but that might be seen struggling on this pitch.
However, strokeplay would be a delight here. Fans might expect the same firework in this game as it was in the first one. With Australian top order in form, Bumrah, Shami and Saini will have to drain a lot of sweat in this game.
The first game can be called a tester for both sides, as to find their best combination that can perform on the ground. Luckily, the host came out pretty in-form in the first game as Steve Smith and Aaron Finchs‘ centuries helped Australia reach past the 300 runs mark. Maxwell justified his selection pretty well with some biggies to end the innings. Looks like the Australian side won’t be making any changes in the second game as they already have everything in their favor.
On the other hand, team India needs a bit of a shuffle to get its perfect playing XI. We might see KL Rahul opening for the team in this game as Agarwal didn’t impress. With no Rohit Sharma on the side, India needs an experienced pair to open and KL Rahul would be the best option for that. The form of Shreyas Iyer will decide a lot about this game as the middle order revolves around the youngster. Pandya will definitely be the favorite in this game as he has continued his form from the IPL. He might be the key player in this game as he knows how to keep the Ind vs Aus live score running even under pressure.
Expected Playing XI:
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey, Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
India: KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, V Kohli, Mayank Agarwal, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, YS Chahal, NA Saini, Mohammed Shami, JJ Bumrah.
Overall Match Prediction:
Ind vs Aus match prediction is never easy to make as both teams are stuffed with champion players. Considering the performance in the first game, including Aaron Finch century and Glenn Maxwell’s action packed knock, we might deduce that Australian batting side is much more competent and might continue to fledge the Indian bowlers. Hazelwood has been in tremendous form while Bumrah struggled to get wickets in the opening game, adding another worry to the Indian side. Virat Kohli has all the potential to perform on Australian pitches and even lead his team to victory but the Australian side looks a bit more muscle in an overview.
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