Australia vs India 2018 2nd T20I Dream11 Cricket Fantasy Tips

Australia vs India 2018, 2nd T20I: Dream11 Fantasy Tips

Team India is expected to bounce back in the second game and level the T20I series.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

India didn’t begin the Australian tour as they would’ve wanted as they lost the first T20I game in Brisbane by a mere four-run margin in a rain-affected game. They will be hoping to bring in Yuzvendra Chahal for the second game in place of Khaleel Ahmed or Krunal Pandya given the way they fared in the first game. Pandya has a higher possibility of retaining his spot due to his batting. Australia will be delighted with the result in the first game and their skipper getting a few runs after scoring only 12 runs in previous five T20I innings.

This match could make things tougher for fantasy cricket players given the credits of the players who one would like to have in the team. The problem arises in the batsmen category as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Aaron Finch, Chris Lynn and Shikhar Dhawan have the highest credits in the game. To form a good team, only three of these five can be picked. Only one among Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis will fit if someone takes four among those five-star batsmen.

Match Details:

The second T20I match between Australia and India will be hosted by Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne.

The match starts at 6:50 PM local time (7:50 AM GMT) (1:20 PM IST).

Last five T20I matches:

Australia: W, L, L, L, L.

India: L, W, W, W, W.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The chasing side enjoys a great record at the MCG in the T20 format. All the previous Twenty20 games played at the MCG have been won by the chasing teams. The pitch here tends to be on the slower side and the teams batting first crumble in pursuit of setting a big total.

Squads:

Australia:

Aaron Finch (C), Alex Carey, Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, D Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa.

India:

Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, K Khaleel Ahmed.

Probable XI:

Australia:

Aaron Finch (C), D’Arcy Short, Alex Carey, Chris Lynn, Ben McDermott, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Billy Stanlake/Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa.

India:

Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Krunal Pandya/K Khaleel Ahmed, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Power Picks:

Kuldeep Yadav has enough variations to trouble the Australian batsmen who could find it tougher especially as the MCG boundaries are longer. Marcus Stoinis could make or break the game with both bat and ball for Australia in crucial stages of the game.

Best Playing XI:

Alex Carey, Dinesh Karthik, Aaron Finch, Chris Lynn, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Jason Behrendorff.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

In his last six T20I innings, Rohit has four single-digit scores and two unbeaten centuries. This clearly shows how inconsistent the Indian opener has been. However, this also makes him a hit or miss and can make a difference for the ones who will have him as a multiplier. Stoinis and Maxwell bat in top five and will chip in with a couple of wickets. One of Kuldeep and Jasprit Bumrah can be made vice-captain.

Expert Advice:

Virat Kohli might come in at No.3 after struggling in the first game. In fact, this decision might also be taken considering how KL Rahul has fared recently.

Probable Winners:

Team India is expected to bounce back in the second game and level the T20I series.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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