Match Analysis and Prediction: India vs Australia T20I 2
The highly anticipated Ind vs Aus T20 series kicked off with a bang as India went ahead by winning the first T20I by 11 runs and fans expect the same and even more dominant performance in the second Ind vs Aus live T20. India produced a phenomenal performance as both batting and bowling lineups struck yet again showing their dominant form in the T20s. KL Rahul continued his good run of form with a solid 51 run knock. Down the order, Ravindra Jadeja exploded on the Australian bowling side with a quick-fire 44 run off 23 deliveries bringing India to a respectable total in the score of Ind vs Aus T20, though he injured himself in the hamstring as well as a head concussion forcing him off the field in the second innings. Fans would be looking forward to a similar performance from the men in blue. The score of Ind vs Aus can be followed on Cricdaddy Ind vs Aus live score.
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Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia
As both the teams travel back to Sydney, the weather there would be predominantly cloudy with temperatures ranging from 18°-22°C. Though it will be quite humid with 75% humidity, moderately speedy winds would be cooling down the weather. A minimum expectation of rain would not be affecting the match conditions, says Cricdaddy’s Ind vs Aus match prediction. For more updates on weather and game scores, stay tuned to Cricdaddy Ind vs Aus live score.
Situated in the Moore Park region, the pitch here in Sydney is a slow and sluggish one. The dryness in the pitch offers exceptional bounce as is seen in Ind vs Aus live ODI match. Pacers get benefited from their slower bouncers and leg spinners get an extra advantage as they offer immense spin. The average first innings score here at the SCG is around 164, which is moderately high for T20I standards. Hence, a score of around 180 can be very challenging to chase. Dew settlement and quick outfield is also a vital factor in Ind vs Aus live match.
Expected Playing XI
Ind vs Aus 2nd T20 Team: Aaron Finch (C), Matthew Wade (wk), D’Arcy Short, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Starc, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Swepson
Ind vs Aus 2nd T20 Team: Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul (wk), T Natarajan, Hardik Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Washington Sundar, Shikhar Dhawan, Shardul Thakur, Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson, Mohammad Shami
Moises Henriques had been the best performer on the pitch for Australia with the bat and ball as he scored 30 off 20 and took a 3fer. KL Rahul continued his form helped by the Ravindra Jadeja’s explosion down the order. Though team India would feel the exclusion of Ravindra Jadeja due to his injury. Recent news suggests that Shardul Thakur has been called on for Ravindra Jadeja’s replacement for the rest of the Ind vs Aus T20 series.
Shardul Thakur has been a consistent performer for both team India and his IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings. Cricdaddy’s Ind vs Aus match prediction points towards another team India win given their disappointing run of form in the ODI series. They are differently pumped up to win this series to level things up against their bitter rivals, Australia. A solid performance from the Indian bowlers would mean a real boost of confidence for the whole team.
On the other hand, Australia had a mixture of performances as the ones expected to perform could not like Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, and Josh Hazlewood. Good and steady performances from newcomers such as Sanju Samson, Manish Pandey, and T Natarajan would give India a real spring to their steps. Hardik Pandya too is a one-man army, capable of demolishing the whole Australian bowling line up single-handedly.
Australia Power Players
Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell
India Power Players
KL Rahul, T Natarajan, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya
Since the inclusion of fans in the stadiums, teams have shown good results and promise for better performances every time they have taken the field, which only means even more cracking tussles between international teams. The fans love a competitive game of cricket, which the teams produce on every occasion.