Australia vs India – 2nd One-Day International Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Australia vs India taking place? Sunday, November 29th, 2020 – 03:40 (UK)

Where is Australia vs India taking place? Sydney Cricket Ground

What is the expected weather for Australia vs India? 37c overcast but extremely hot

What channel is Australia vs India on? The match will be televised live on BT Sport 1 (Sky channel 413)

Where can I stream Australia vs India? The match can be streamed live using the BT Sport app

Where can I get tickets for Australia vs India? Tickets for this match can be purchased here!

LAST MEETING
Australia beat India by 66 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

AUSTRALIA

  • Australia produced an excellent all-round performance on Friday as they won the toss and elected to bat first before amassing a mammoth 374/6 thanks to stunning centuries by Aaron Finch and Steve Smith as that total proved 66 runs too many for India.
  • There were plenty of positives for them to take from that opening game with the only negative being the injury to Marcus Stoinis as he picked up a side strain so that could hand an opening to the talented youngster Cameron Green, Moises Henriques or Sean Abbott.
  • The rest of the team will surely remain the same unless they decide to rotate their fast bowlers as Kane Richardson is waiting in the wings if they do decide to manage the playing time of Pat Cummins especially after his IPL exploits.

INDIA

  • The defeat in the first one-day international on Friday in Sydney was India’s fourth consecutive loss in this format and Virat Kohli’s men will not want this poor run by their standards to continue.
  • It is quite likely that if they win the toss on this pitch they will look to follow Australia’s lead and bat first but either way, they will know they simply have to bowl and bat better if they are to compete with the hosts.
  • It will be interesting to see if India make any changes and they may contemplate rotating their bowlers with Kuldeep Yadav and Thangarasu Natarajan both waiting in the wings to come into the side although they could easily go unchanged.

THE PREDICTION

Australia were outstanding in the opening ODI and they will look to seal this three-match series in what is expected to be a baking hot Sydney Cricket Ground. They dominated with the bat and on a track that clearly benefitted the batsmen, they made Jasprit Bumrah and company look ordinary. Whoever wins the toss will surely bat first and look to get plenty of runs on the board once again and that could go a long way into deciding the outcome of this game. That said, Australia had far more players in good form and with the tourists not at their best and a little under strength, they are favoured to lose a fifth consecutive one-day international here.

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