India, as you would expect, were hot favourites at the start of the series but are now under the pump to avoid series defeat when they come out for the 2nd Twenty 20 International at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. The series opener was an absolute thriller as it the momentum kept shifting in a matter of overs. In the end, Australia came out victorious scoring 14 runs off the last over to take 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
India need one of the top-3 to fire
India can give themselves a hearty slap on the back for valiant effort with the ball but middle-order muddle remains unsolved. Barring KL Rahul, who replaced Shikhar Dhawan at the top of the order, India were found wanting in the batting department. Unless Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma come to the fore, India could be in trouble.
Australia panicked in the middle overs
The tourists were on top of the home side for about first 30 overs, neutralizing India’s batsmen brilliantly. In the chase, they looked pretty comfortable until the losing a flurry of wickets around 15th over to lose track. The tourists would look for a more sensible approach.
Head-to-head (last five T20Is)
India – 1, Australia – 2, No Result – 2
Where: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
When: 27 February at 7:00 PM IST
Australia Team News: Australia are expected to come out unchanged after a winning performance. Kane Richardson has been ruled of India tour.
India Team News: Shikhar Dhawan was rested for 1st T20I. He could return to bolster Indian batting. There are reports of Rohit Sharma getting rest for the tie.
IND Playing 11: Virat Kohli, , MS Dhoni (wk), Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mayank Markande, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan
Doubtful – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Umesh Yadav, Sidharth Kaul
India T20I squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), MS Dhoni (WK), Krunal Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Sidharth Kaul, Mayank Markande, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik
AUS Playing 11: Aaron Finch (c), D Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Handscomb (wk), Ashton Turner, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson/Kane Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa
Australia T20I squad: Aaron Finch(c), Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Peter Handscomb, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Ashton Turner, Adam Zampa, Alex Carey, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, D Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins and Glenn Maxwell.
Top picks – Lokesh Rahul, D’ Arcy Short and Glenn Maxwell can be backed to deliver with the bat after a fine performance with the bat in the first T20I. Nathan Coulter-Nile and Jasprit Bumrah were the best bowlers in 1st T20I.
Safe bets – Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins, Krunal Pandya, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa and Yuzvendra Chahal are among the safe bets from the two sides.
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