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India vs Australia 2nd ODI – Rotobash Fantasy Cricket Tips

After a comprehensive win in the first ODI, India would look to build on that momentum for the rest of the series.

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Rishabh Pant. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

India would be pretty happy with their performance after a bizarre T20I series; It was a cool and clinical chase from India, thanks to the unbeaten 141 run stand between Dhoni and Jadhav. Australia’s 236 was under-par, but they didn’t give up. Dhawan fell for a first-ball duck in the run chase by Counter Nile. The captain/vice-captain duo then steadied the innings with a 76-run partnership but Zampa got better of Kohli (44) and Rohit wasn’t at his best as he also got out after a sluggish inning of (37). When the local lad – Rayudu – was dismissed, India would have felt the pressure with the scoreboard reading 99/4. But an unbeaten half-century from Dhoni (59) and Jadav (81) ensure that there were no more hiccups in this run chase.

Shami and Kuldeep were exceptional with the ball, Shami bowled with fire and intent and Kuldeep was exceptional as always, he always gets a wicket or two in every match, batsman finds difficult to pick his variations. Australia poor run in the ODI continues, each batsman got start but none of them continued to pile up a big score, Finch hasn’t been in best of form, his scores in last 7 innings are 0, 14, 6, 6, 11, 41, 5. If Australia needs to win this match, he needs to get some runs as he is the best batsman in this lineup.

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The move to send Marcus Stoinis up the order hasn’t paid them, with Shaun Marsh expecting to be back in the playing eleven, he would go back to his normal position, while Alex Carey/Peter Handscomb could make way for Marsh. Meanwhile, India may go with the same playing eleven as they played in 1st ODI

Match Details:

India vs Australia 2nd ODI

Date: 05th March 2019

Time: 01:30 pm IST

Venue: Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur

Average 1st Innings Total: 261

Highest Total: 354 runs

Pitch Report:

This pitch will have good pace and bounce, it will be a good pitch to bat on, a team would like to chase at this pitch. Expect a score above 270 at this ground.

Team News:

  • Shaun Marsh will play this match, while either of Alex Carey/Peter Handscomb may sit

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Probable XI:

India:

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

Australia:

Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey/Peter Handscomb (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff

Safe Captain and Vice-Captain:

  • Rohit Sharma
  • Virat Kohli
  • Shaun Marsh
  • Marcus Stoinis

Top Performer:

India: Rohit Sharma

Australia: Shaun Marsh

Rotobash XI

Rotobash Prediction:

India will have the upper hand in this match.

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