India take on Australia in the second T20I in Nagpur on Friday, September 23. The hosts lost the first T20I and are eyeing to avoid a series defeat. They need to win the second T20I to keep the series alive. India have five more games to go ahead of their first T20 World Cup 2022 opener against Pakistan in Melbourne on October 23.
The Indian bowlers failed to defend 208 in the first game with questions being raised on their death bowling potential. Bhuvneshwar Kumar went for 523 off his spell while Harshal Patel went for 49. Along with their indisciplined bowling, there were three catches dropped by the Indian fielders which added to their misery.
Meanwhile, as per reports in Cricbuzz, Jasprit Bumrah is expected to make a comeback in the second T20I. He last played for India in July. He is most likely to replace Umesh Yadav in the XI. In this article, we take a look at India’s predicted playing XI for the second T20I against Australia.
India vs Australia: India’s Predicted Playing XI Against Australia, Australia Tour Of India 2022, 2nd T20I
Rohit Sharma (C)
Rohit will continue to open the batting. In the first T20I, he scored 11 off 9 balls and perished while trying to be ultra-aggressive. He needs a good score under his belt in the second game which is a must-win for India.