India vs Australia 2nd T20 Dream11 Match Prediction, Top Picks, Playing 11, Head to Head, Captain, Vice Captain, Player Stats, Pitch Report & Weather Update
|India vs Australia, 2nd T20I|
|Date||23rd September 2022|
|Time||7:00 PM IST, 1:30 PM GMT, 7:30 PM LOCAL|
|Venue||Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur|
India were dealt with a reality check in the first T20I as Australia chased the target of 209 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the series. There are a few problems for India but none bigger than their bowling issues. In the absence of Jasprit Burmah, the bowling has looked bleak.
The spinners, who used to be India’s strength in India have looked pale as well. They will be happy that KL Rahul got back to form, but Rohit Sharma’s lack of runs will be a concern. India need to fix these issues as soon as possible as it's a short series and another loss will hand Australia a series win.
The visitors will be delighted with the win. Their approach towards a massive chase was brilliant as they played aggressive cricket from ball one and never allowed India to get on top. Cameron Green scored a brilliant 61 while Matthew Wade finished the game with a sizzling cameo. However, Finch, Smith and Maxwell failed, so these players need to get back among the runs if Australia have to win the series.
The surface should be a good one to bat, as is the case with most wickets in India. Nagpur’s surface generally has some pace on offer which means that the ball will come on nicely onto the bat. We could be in for another high-scoring game.
The weather will be cloudy and there is around a 40 per cent chance of rain as well. The temperature will range between 29 to 20 degrees.
Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar/Umesh Yadav/Jasprit Bumrah
Aaron Finch (c), Cameron Green, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
India may make a few changes in the bowling set-up. Deepak Chahar can replace Umesh Yadav as India might not be keen to risk Jasprit Bumrah with the world cup just days away. However, as per a BCCI source, Bumrah is fully fit so it may not be a surprise to see him in the playing 11. Australia are likely to play the same team.
India and Australia have played some cracking games but India have dominated in most matches.
|Batters||Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Steve Smith|
|All-rounders||Hardik Pandya (C), Glenn Maxwell (VC), Axar Patel, Cameron Green|
|Bowlers||Harshal Patel, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood|
Virat Kohli missed out in the first game as he looked to play attacking cricket. Kohli needs to figure out the best strategy for him. Against Afghanistan when he scored a hundred, he took his time early before going berserk. But whenever he has tried to play attacking cricket from ball one, he has failed miserably. He may go back to his tried and tested strategy and score big in the second T20I.
Suryakumar Yadav is closing in on the top spot in the T20I rankings and he truly deserves that. He is arguably the best batter in the format at the moment, In the first match, he played a blazing knock of 46 and helped India recover from early blows.
Cameron Green was the chief architect of Australia’s win in the first game. Opening the batting, he tormented the Indian bowling with an attacking gameplay. He made 61 runs in 30 balls and paved way for a scintillating chase.
He has been a champion player for India and once again proved his worth after he played a magnificent knock of 71 off 30 balls to take India edge past the 200 run mark in the first game. Pandya is arguably the best all-rounder in this format of the game.
Maxwell had a poor outing in the first match but he a key player in the Australia team . With his all-round abilities, Australia relies heavily on him. He needs to have a good game to give Australia a fair chance of winning the series.