India will probably be trying to hold the T20I sequence alive towards Australia when the 2 sides meet within the second match at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur on Friday (September 23).
Going into the must-win match, India may doubtlessly tinker with the lineup that misplaced the opening match owing to errors within the area. According to captain Rohit Sharma, India had ample runs on board (208/6), however the bowling and fielding let down the hosts towards the world champions.
Although not many modifications are anticipated, India may nonetheless give some sport time to Rishabh Pant forward of the T20 World Cup. In the primary match, Dinesh Karthik was most well-liked over the first-choice wicket-keeper, Rishabh Pant.
A serious concern for India is the health of quick bowler Jasprit Bumrah. The 28-year-old, who final performed a T20I towards England in July 2022, missed the Asia Cup because of an harm. Bumrah returned to the aspect for the T20I sequence towards Australia, however missed the opening match. Rohit, nonetheless, hinted that the quick bowler could characteristic within the second and third T20I matches.
On the opposite hand, Aaron Finch’s Australia can be aiming to safe the three-match T20I sequence towards India. Although the aspect gained the primary match, there are a number of points that Australia want to deal with, which incorporates their center order.
In the absence of David Warner, who had been rested, Cameron Green stood up and placed on an excellent present. But the center order comprising Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell and Josh Inglis stays a priority as each failed at No.3 and No.4 respectively.
Their back-to-back dismissals created a mini wobble earlier than Matthew Wade got here to the rescue. In the bowling division, Australia would look to work on their line and size as they leaked fairly some runs in direction of the top.
Predicted Playing XIs:
India: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Cameron Green, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
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