India will look to wrap up the ODI collection towards Australia when the 2 sides meet right here on the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium for the second ODI on Sunday.
In the collection opener in Mumbai, the hosts fought again after dropping the early momentum in each levels of the match to publish a five-wicket win and go 1-0 up within the three-match collection.
Regular skipper Rohit Sharma will take over the reins from Hardik Pandya after lacking the primary recreation for private causes. His return will bolster the highest order which struggled towards Mitchell Starc’s fiery spell on Friday. Ishan Kishan is more likely to make approach.
The ongoing collection is a vital a part of the preparations for the World Cup later this yr in India, and the Men in Blue can take coronary heart from the very fact there have been some vivid spots after the primary match.
In Jasprit Bumrah’s absence, pacers Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj rose to the event with three wickets every. Notably, 5 of the six had been through the center overs, which triggered the Aussie collapse.
With the bat, Ok.L. Rahul guided India to victory with a properly crafted unbeaten 75 when the aspect was in bother at 16 for 3. The Karnataka batter holds the important thing for the workforce’s probabilities within the quadrennial occasion as a wicketkeeper-batter within the middle-order.
Rahul’s type was an space of concern after he misplaced his place within the Test squad for the final two matches of the lately concluded Border-Gavaskar Trophy towards the Aussies. But in ODIs, the 30-year-old has been one among India’s most constant performers over the past three years.
Since 2020, Rahul has been averaging 63 from 19 innings, hanging at practically run-a-ball whereas batting within the center order and has owned the quantity 5 place within the line-up.
The Wankhede pitch assisted the quicks, however Vizag has historically been a high-scoring venue with some assist for spinners. There can also be the potential for showers on match day, with the town additionally receiving a spell of rain on Saturday night.
In the final worldwide recreation right here, Yuzvendra Chahal spun the house workforce to victory towards South Africa in a T20 match. So will probably be attention-grabbing to see if the leg-spinner will get a look-in towards a batting line-up with many right-handers, forward of Kuldeep Yadav who got here beneath assault from Mitchell Marsh in Mumbai.
Meanwhile, Australia will look to place up a greater present with the bat after dropping the final eight wickets for simply 59 runs within the opening fixture. If David Warner and Alex Carey are match to take the sphere, it ought to assist issues for the guests. But the larger fear is skipper Steve Smith’s type, as he has but to attain a fifty on this tour.
In the final seven years, India’s solely ODI collection defeat in its yard got here towards Australia earlier than the 2019 World Cup (3-2). The workforce from Down Under might want to produce a disciplined effort on Sunday if it hopes to repeat that feat.
The groups (from):
India: Rohit Sharma (Capt.), Hardik Pandya, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Ok.L. Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel and Jaydev Unadkat.
Australia: Steven Smith (Capt.), David Warner, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Ellis and Adam Zampa.
Match begins at 1.30 p.m.