India vs Australia, 2nd ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

India vs Australia, 2nd ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Shaun Marsh will most probably play this match.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

India and Australia will once again lock horns in the second of the five-match ODI series in Nagpur. The hosts are leading by 1-0 and they will be looking to double it by winning this game. Kedar Jadhav and MS Dhoni helped India win the series opener with an unbeaten 141-run partnership and the middle-order winning the game must have delighted the team management.

Australia, on the other hand, look set to bolster their batting with Shaun Marsh returning. He will most probably replace Ashton Turner. Dhoni didn’t look comfortable in the last match and might be rested as a precautionary measure. Though no update has come on the same. The visitors, however, will be hoping for a better show with the bat in this encounter with World Cup in sight.

Match Details:

The 2nd game of the 5-match ODI series between India and Australia will be hosted by the VCA Stadium in Jamtha, Nagpur.

The match starts at 1:30 PM local time (IST) (8:00 PM GMT).

The game will be live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 Hindi HD in India. (Live streaming in Hotstar)

Last five completed ODI matches:

India: W, W, L, W, W

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

Pitch Condition/Report:

Average 1st innings score: 228 (Seven List A matches since 2013)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 6, Lost – 1

Also Read – India vs Australia 2nd ODI Match Prediction

Probable Playing XI:


Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (WK), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.

Bench: KL Rahul, Siddarth Kaul, Rishabh Pant, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Pant could play as wicket-keeper if Dhoni is not fit.


Aaron Finch (C), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (WK), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff.

Bench: D’Arcy Short, Ashton Turner, Nathan Lyon, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye.

Team News:

Shaun Marsh was involved in a full training session after landing in India. He is expected to play the 2nd ODI.

Power Picks:

Rohit Sharma in ODIs against Australia:

1778 runs in 31 matches at an average of 65.85 with seven 100s and five 50s. He also hit 66 sixes in those 31 innings.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

If India bat first – Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav.

If Australia bat first – Shaun Marsh, Virat Kohli, Usman Khawaja, Rohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Marcus Stoinis, Kuldeep Yadav.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – MS Dhoni

Batsmen – Shaun Marsh (VC), Usman Khawaja, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C)

All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Kedar Jadhav

Bowlers – Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Mohammed Shami.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Alex Carey

Batsmen – Usman Khawaja (VC), Peter Handscomb, Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli

All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Kedar Jadhav

Bowlers – Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav


Expert Advice:

Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav’s costs are too high to pick if anyone takes all of Kohli, Rohit, Marsh, Stoinis and Maxwell.

Probable Winners:

India are expected to make it 2-0 in the series unless a magical performance from the tourists on the day.

*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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