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

THE FACTS

When is India vs Australia taking place? Friday 17th January, 2020 – 08:00 (UK)

Where is India vs Australia taking place? Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot

What is the expected weather for India vs Australia? 23c in bright sunshine and clear skies

What channel is India vs Australia on? The match will be televised live on StarGOLD HD (Sky channel 717)

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

Where can I get tickets for India vs Australia? Ticket details for this match can be found here!

LAST MEETING
Australia beat India by 10 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

INDIA

  • India’s batting issues were highlighted once again but their bowling attack was dismantled by a devastating opening wicket partnership which saw them fall to defeat in the first ODI against Australia.
  • Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul combined for 121 but when they were bowled out within two overs of one another, India collapsed with the rest of their line-up failing to score into the 30s which saw them manage 255.
  • India were unable to remove either of the Australia openers as they fell to a crushing loss and it is likely to result in changes with Manish Pandey, Yuzvendra Chahal and Navdeep Saini are all pushing for a place in the side while Rishabh Pant looks set to miss out through injury.

AUSTRALIA

  • David Warner and Aaron Finch produced a sensational display of batting as they produced the highest partnership for any wicket against India by putting on an unbeaten partnership of 258 to lead Australia to a 10-wicket victory.
  • Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Kane Richardson did the damage with the ball as they all played a big role in bowling India out for 255 but the response by Australia was even more impressive.
  • Warner struck 128* off 112 balls while captain Finch ended on 110* from 114 as the pair combined to devastating effect and following the huge win, Australia are expected to name the same team for this second match of the series.

THE PREDICTION

India may change their batting order after a huge defeat in the opening ODI to Australia. The series hangs in the balance for the hosts in his second contest and making big changes to their side may be the only way of preventing another loss. Virat Kholi failed at number four again and could move up to bat at three to help offer more stability to the top order as well as providing more support in the middle order. Whatever changes they do make may not have an immediate impact and with Australia completely dominating the first game, it is difficult to see India doing enough to overturn that loss.

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