Australia began their three-match ODI series against India with a big win. A mammoth 374 was posted on the board by the squad, captained by Aaron Finch, after winning the match by 66 runs. The century helped the hosts rack up the humongous goal for the Men in Blue to chase, Steve Smith and skipper Finch. It goes without saying that in the second ODI, India can’t afford to be complacent.
For Virat Kohli and Co, it’s a must-win affair, and it is predicted that India’s dismal record in Sydney, Australia will start as the favourites. With Hardik Pandya not bowling, tourists don’t have to resort to a sixth bowler. Every other Indian bowler went around the park in the first game, apart from Mohammed Shami. India must also figure its batting out and not lose too many wickets.
With the temperature reaching about the 38 degrees Celsius mark, the temperatures will be warm in Sydney. But it’s forecast to come down below 30 degrees as the day progresses. The moisture would not be on the higher side either.
With little assistance on offer for the bowlers at the Sydney Oval, a high-scoring game is on the cards. There is some swing and turn off the surface, but with the ball coming onto the bat pretty well with the bat in hand, both teams will be eyeing a massive score. As the match progresses, the pitch could slow down a bit, but it should also remain good for batting in the second innings. When winning the toss, both teams will ideally want to bat first with 300 being par from the look of things.
Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (wk), David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Adam Zampa, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Marcus Stoinis/Cameron Green
Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul (wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini/Shardul Thakur
India vs Australia, 2nd ODI Dream 11:
Shikhar Dhawan (c), KL Rahul (wk), Alex Carey (wk), Aaron Finch, Shreyas Iyer, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Australia is favourites with another victory to take the series on Sunday. As we have seen in the first outing, Indian bowling looked toothless and will have to up their game if India is to pull-off anything here. The lack of a sixth choice for bowling may also be a critical factor in India’s plans. Don’t hesitate anymore, let’s bet with the best cricket odds on BAJI!