India vs Australia Rajkot odi IND vs AUS second odi today Australia tour of India 2020 2nd ODI IND vs AUS, live scores and latest update: After the sensational defeat in the first ODI against Australia, the Indian team now faces the challenge of saving the series. When hosts India will play in the second ODI of the three-match series on Friday, there will be a lot of pressure on them to win.
Rajkot not lucky:
Saurashtra Cricket Association of Rajkot has also never been lucky for Team India. India played two ODIs here and lost in both.
On the salute pair:
In front of Australia’s strong pace bowling, the opening pair Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan will face a very tough test. The wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant’s exit due to injury has solved the problem of the opening pair for the team management. It is now decided that only Dhawan will be playing with Rohit. Rohit Sharma, who was cheaply dismissed in the first ODI in Mumbai, would like to play a long innings here.
Rahul will do wicketkeeping:
With the exit of Rishabh Pant, once again the responsibility of wicketkeeping will be on the shoulders of Lokesh Rahul. However his batting order will be down and he will now come at number four.
In the last ODI, he played at number three and captain Kohli landed himself at number four. But this experiment was not successful. With Rahul bowling the wicket, the Indian team will have the option to field with an extra batsman or bowler.
Kohli at number three:
In the first ODI, captain Virat Kohli decided to land at number four which proved to be wrong. In such a situation, it is certain that he will now return to bat at number three. This match is very important for Kohli. In particular, he has to be careful with spinner Adam Zampa, in front of whom he has returned to the pavilion four times.
Who in Jadhav or Dubey:
In the absence of Rishabh Pant, it will be interesting to see if the Indian team takes the field with Manish Pandey or gives a chance to either Kedar Jadhav and Shivam Dubey.
It is believed that the Indian team is looking for the sixth bowler. Jadhav can bowl spin in the middle overs while Dubey bowls medium pace.
Australia ready to repeat history
A confident Australian team will descend on Indian soil for the second consecutive time with the intention of winning the series. Captain Aaron Funch and David Warner would like to continue the form of the first ODI in the second match as well. Australia did not expect India to win the way she did.
In addition to a strong opening pair, the Australian team has great batsmen in the middle order like Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschen, Ashton Turner and Alex Carrie. At the same time, the bowling of the team led by Mitchell Starc looks very strong. Adam Zampa and Turner have also done well in the spin department in addition to Patkams and Kane Richardson.