IND vs AUS Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?
India will clash with Australia in Nagpur with eyes on a series-leveling win.
The Indian team's death bowling woes continued in the first of three T20Is against Australia in Mohali as the home side succumbed to an implausible defeat. India's defeat in the series opener means the second game in Nagpur on the 23rd of September becomes a must-win encounter for the Men in Blue.
Meanwhile, the Aussies rode their luck, especially Cameron Green, who set up the premise for the victory. Aaron Finch will be a bit concerned about the bowling unit, which looked erratic at times, and his decision to hand Green the last over also raised a few eyebrows.
India are likely to welcome the return of fast bowling ace Jasprit Bumrah for the second game as Rohit Sharma looks to tighten things up at the fag end of the innings.
Venue: Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur
Date & Time: September 23, 7:00 PM
Where to Watch: Star Sports Network
The surface in Nagpur is a decent track for batting, but still not as flat as compared to the one in Mohali in the first game. The bowlers will have much more of a say in the game with the spinners coming into play in the latter stages. With dew expected to be around in the second innings, the toss becomes vital and the team winning the toss would most probably bowl first at the venue.
Probable Playing XIs:
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
Aaron Finch (c), Cameron Green, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Nathan Ellis, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa
Probable Best Performers
Probable Best Batter:
Kl Rahul started the T20I series against Australia as he finished in the Asia Cup. The Aussie bowlers had no answers to the elegant batters' assault at the top of the innings. Rahul played some eye-catching shots during his half-century in the series opener, which provided a solid base for the team.
Probable Best Bowler:
While the senior Aussie quicks went for plenty of runs, Nathan Ellis was the star of the show with the ball for the visitors. He scalped three important wickets in his spell and was impeccable with his line and length. His deceptive back-of-the-hand slower ball will be a handful at the surface in Nagpur.
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