India vs Australia, 2nd ODI Match Prediction 17 Jan 2020

India vs Australia 2020

India vs Australia, 2nd ODI Match Prediction

2020-01-18

Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot, India

Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot, India
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot, India

India

6.80 340/6 in 50.0
6.18 304/10 in 49.1

Australia

6.80 340/6 in 50.0 Cricbettingbuzz
6.18 304/10 in 49.1
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot, India
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Australia won the toss and chose to bowl first
Cricbettingbuzz India beat Australia by 36 runs

India vs Australia cricket betting odds

IND 1.80
AUS 1.95

IND vs AUS Prediction

Manish Khorgade

Can Aussies give another upset for the home side and win the second consecutive ODI series in India.

  • Both India and Australia won 5 games out of the last 10 ODI games between them.
  • Australia’s Opener David Warner and Aaron Finch both smashed an unbeaten century in the first game.
  • Indian batsmen Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli average 60 plus in ODI against Aussies.

We predict Australia will win this match!

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Match Preview

The second game of the three-match ODI series between India and Australia will be played in Rajkot on Friday.  In the series opener, Australia defeated India by 10 wickets and took 1-0 lead in the series. India was outplayed by visitors in all three departments. It was also India’s 4th successive loss to Australia at home. Though India got a good start however middle-order batting collapsed changing the game heavily in favor of Visitors. Later India’s bowler lacked discipline and was mauled by determined opening pair of Aussies. Kohli’s men would need to rectify the mistake and put the clinical performance in all specs of the game to win the upcoming game and save the series.

On the other hand, Aussies would be buoyant following the extraordinary performance in the first game. During first inning bowlers did a splendid job to restrict bating heavy India on score of just 252. Later, in the chase, Aussies opener David Warner and Aaron Finch forged the highest ever opening partnership against India. Both the batsmen smashed a hundred in the chase and stays unbeaten. Notably, it was the fourth consecutive win for Aussies against the home side in India. Visitors will be hoping for another solid performance and win the consecutive ODI series in India.

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Teams Preview

India

There would be a lot at stake for the men in blue during the second game as after losing the first game in a one-sided affair team can afford a further loss and cost the series. India is likely to make few forceful changes, Rishab Pant will not be playing in the second game due to concussion happen in the first game and in his place Manish Pandey or Kedhar Jadhav likely to be starting eleven.

Ones again the onus will be on India’s prime batsmen and also ICC top ODI batsmen, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma respectively. Batting duo averages 60+ versus the Aussies and they are the vital cogs in the Indian batting line-up. Rohit Sharma is India’s leading scorer last year, scored 1490 from 27 games at an average of 57.30 whereas skipper Virat Kohli also scored 1377 at an average of 59.86 last year. Ones again the onus will be on the batting duo to deliver top-class batting performance in the most important game of the series.

Other top-order batsmen, Shikhar Dhawan and K L Rahul played well during the last game. Shikhar Dhawan was the top scorer for India with 74 runs whereas K L also played impact knock of 47 runs. Batting duo would need to carry on the good form

Bowling wise, Pacer Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Shami form will be very crucial for India. Both were not up to the mark in the last game and they would need to be more disciplined against destructive Aussies line-up in an upcoming game. Spinner Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja were also failed to make an impact as both went for runs and were wicketless. 

Key Players: Virat Kohli, Rohit Shrama, Jasprit Bumrah

India Actual Playing XI:

Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Kuldeep Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Shreyas Iyer, JJ Bumrah, NA Saini, Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami

India Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Dhawan 74 91 9 1 81.32
L Rahul 47 61 4 0 77.05
R Pant 28 33 2 1 84.85
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Shami 7.4 0 58 0 7.57
J Bumrah 7.0 0 50 0 7.14
S Thakur 5.0 0 43 0 8.6
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Shami 7.4 0 58 0 7.57
J Bumrah 7.0 0 50 0 7.14
S Thakur 5.0 0 43 0 8.6
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India Predicted Playing XI

Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey/Kedhar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube/Navdeep Saini

Australia

Skipper Aaron Finch and co. will be very content following the dominant performance in the first game. It would be a very crucial game for the Aussies as they are well placed to win the series. In batting, Aussies top-order batsmen, Aaron Finch, David Warner, and Steve Smith would be a key player. Skipper Aaron Finch has been the Aussies leading scorer last year; scored 1141 runs at an average of 51.86. David Warner has been in phenomenal form, he keeps finds the way of scoring the runs. He is also the fastest Australian batsman to 5000 ODI runs. He is an explosive top-order batsman and likes to play in Indian conditions. 

Steve Smith is arguably one of the best batsmen in the game. He is a great player of spin and it would be very vital Aussies, he holds the one batting end versus quality Indian bowlers. Marnus Labuschagne, the rising star of Australian Cricket also drafted into the squad and is in inline to make his debut in the series. He is a very talented player. He was a man of the series in Aussies the last series against New Zealand.

Mitchell Starc was the pick of the bowlers in the first game, picked 3 wickets. Pacer Pat Cummins also supported him well and picked 2 crucial wickets. Both are the world-class bolwers and best bowling pair in ODI at the moment. Spinner Adam Zampa also bowled remarkably well and took the price wicket of Virat Kohli.

Key Player – David Warner, Aaron Finch, Pat Cummins

Australia Actual Playing XI:

AJ Turner, Aaron Finch, Marnus Labuschagne, Pat Cummins, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc, KW Richardson, Ashton Agar, Steven Smith, David Warner, Adam Zampa

Australia Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
D Warner 128 112 17 3 114.29
A Finch 110 114 13 2 96.49
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Starc 10.0 0 56 3 5.6
P Cummins 10.0 1 44 2 4.4
K Richardson 9.1 0 43 2 4.69
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Starc 10.0 0 56 3 5.6
P Cummins 10.0 1 44 2 4.4
K Richardson 9.1 0 43 2 4.69
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Australia Predicted Playing XI

Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey(w), Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson

Pitch And Weather Conditions

The sky is clear and bright and there is no forecast for rain on Friday in Rajkot. The wicket at the Rajkot is good for batting.

The second game of the three-match ODI series between India and Australia will be played at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.

Venue Details

The second game of the three-match ODI series between India and Australia will be played at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.

Toss Prediction

In the two ODI international matches played at this venue, both were high-scoring encounters. So we can expect it to be a high scoring encounter. In the last two ODI played at this venue, both were won by batting first team. Hence, we anticipate the team winning the toss is likely to bat first.

Winning Prediction

It is a clash of titans and we expect it to be a thrilling contest. Both the sides got good top-class ODI player in the unit. However, the Australian team has an edge considering the team balance and recent performance. Besides, they got a good ODI record against India in India as they won the last 4 ODIs.

We predict Australia will win this match!

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