Team India will have a chance to seal the three-match T20I series today when they take on hosts Australia in the second match today. The Men in Blue took the lead in the series by winning the first match by 11 runs. The Virat Kohli-led side came up with a fine all-round performance to beat the hosts.
With the momentum on their side, India will be looking to clinch the series with a match remaining. Australia, on the other hand, need to win the game at any cost to keep the series alive. They, however, won’t have a full-strength team for the same. While the likes of David Warner, Marcus Stoinis and Ashton Agar are sidelined with injuries, Mitchell Starc pulled out of the last two T20Is due to a family illness.
Skipper Aaron Finch is doubtful for the clash too after sustaining a hip injury during the first T20I. But then again, the likes of Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques and others are more than capable of powering Australia to a series-levelling win.
India have won the toss and have elected to bowl first in the second T20I against Australia.
KL Rahul(w), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, T Natarajan, Yuzvendra Chahal
D’Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques, Matthew Wade(w/c), Daniel Sams, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Swepson, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye