Australia vs India, 2nd T20 Match Prediction2020-12-07
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia
Will Australia manage to beat India to stay in the series?
We predict that India will come victorious against Australia.
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This is the second T20I match from the series which will be going to play at Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday. This match is very important to Australia for staying in the series after the defeat against India in the first T20I.
After struggling with the bat in the first match, the Indian batting lineup will be in search of form to put some huge score on the board in this second match. Australian pace attack was superb in the first match and Mitchel Starc took responsibility in the absence of Pat Cummins to restrict team India. But somehow failed to deliver with the bat.
After 1st T20 in the series, the Indian side will like to continue that winning momentum in the second T20I to claim the series win while the Australian side will look to defeat India to play the final T20 from the series.
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Australian batting side collapsed while chasing 162 in the 1st match. After a good opening stand by Aron Finch and D'arcy Short, Australia’s middle order was unable to put runs on the board. In the opening order, Aron Finch scored 35 runs from 26 balls. In the middle order all-rounder, Moises Henriques managed to settle down the inning and scored 30 runs from 20 balls. But apart from that, no other batsman stood on the crease to put the score on the board causes defeat to them while chasing 162.
Australian bowling department delivered fine performance and managed to restrict team India on 161 only. Pacer Mitchell Starc came back in his form and conceded 34 runs for 2 wickets. Part-time medium-pacer Moises Henriques surprised all with a brilliant economical spell of 22 runs from 4 overs with 3 big wickets at a crucial stage of the match.
To help him, spinner Adam Zampa also bowled a superb spell of 20 runs from 4 overs and took 1 wicket as well. Overall they have managed to build a perfect squad but they have not delivered their 100% on the field and they will be looking forward to delivering that in the 2nd T20.
Key players: Aron Finch, Steve Smith, Moises Henriques, Josh Hazlewood.
Mitchell Swepson, Daniel Sams, AJ Tye, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, Marcus Stoinis, Steven Smith, D'Arcy Short, Adam Zampa, Sean Abbott
The Indian team will be looking forward to defeating Australia in this second game also to claim a series win. The Indian batting line-up collapsed down in front of the Australian bowling unit and hardly managed to put 161 runs on the board. But with the brilliant bowling squad, they have managed to defeat Australia in the first game.
Indian openers were not on the mark again and not able to deliver a good start for the inning. Only KL Rahul managed to score a fifty and he delivered a knock of 51 runs in 40 balls in the upper order. Indian middle-order batsmen dropped their hands and India had lost consecutive wickets in middle overs. Once again in the lower order, Ravindra Jadeja managed to settle down inning and scored quick 44 runs from 23 balls despite his injury in the match.
Indian bowlers were in good form and bowled really well to restrict team Australia. In the absence of Jasprit Bumrah in the squad, T. Natarajan single-handedly managed the pacer’s side in the squad and bowled a brilliant spell of 30 runs for 3 wickets. The concussion substitute of Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal did his job for which he is well-known and picked up 3 main wickets at the crucial stage of the match. He conceded 25 runs in his spell of 4 overs.
Fielding still remains the main concern for the team since they have dropped two main catches of Australia’s openers but expect this, they have delivered a superb performance in the first match.
Key players: KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, T. Natarajan
Virat Kohli, YS Chahal, Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, T Natarajan, Shikhar Dhawan, SN Thakur
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||26||0 mm.||4.35 k/h||From: W||10%|
|03h||28||0 mm.||3.24 k/h||From: W||4%|
|06h||28||0 mm.||3.67 k/h||From: W||1%|
|09h||25||0 mm.||5.62 k/h||From: W||6%|
|12h||21||0 mm.||3.39 k/h||From: SW||22%|
|15h||19||0 mm.||1.44 k/h||From: WSW||82%|
|18h||18||0 mm.||2.89 k/h||From: NNW||83%|
|21h||21||0 mm.||4.68 k/h||From: NW||15%|
The weather will be clear and there is a 0% chance of precipitation on the match day. Average temperature ranging from a high of 28°C to a low of 19°C.
The 2nd T20 match of the series is going to play at Sydney Cricket Ground which is considered as one of the high scoring grounds. By looking at the batting orders of both the teams, 2nd match of the series also may turn into a high scoring thriller.
The ground conducted just 7 T20Is and the pitch offers a slight advantage to batsmen. The team bowling first has won 4 out of 7 matches played at the ground while after batting first, the team has won 2 matches and one remained resultless. The pitch will be easy to play while chasing.
The team winning the toss should look to the field first here.
The Indian side looks like a perfect T20 unit and they delivered an all-around performance in the first T20 at Manuka Oval. They have dominated the first game and are looking forward to continuing that in the second match also. The Indian side has a slight edge in a bowling order over Australia which may help them at Sydney also.
We predict that India will come victorious against Australia.
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