India vs Australia 2019: 2nd ODI, Nagpur – Australia’s Predicted XI; After the loss at Hyderabad, Australia wants to be back in the series with a victory at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur. They have been brilliant with the ball on the other night but the poor display of batting dented their chances. In between, we figured out their probable XI for the second ODI clash.
Date and Venue: 5th Match 2019, Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur
Here are they:
1. Aaron Finch:
Umm, very unusual form for the skipper. He once again showed his poor batting form on the other night. He was once again dismissed to Jasprit Bumrah‘s cracking delivery, which saw him walking back with a duck to his name. However, he would try to come good this time to make things fall in place.
2. Usman Khawaja:
The flamboyant batsman Usman Khawaja would certainly open innings once again for the team. He had tackled Indian bowlers pretty decently on the tough surface and also got a decent fifty to his name. The team management wants him to score a big knock in the second clash.
3. Marcus Stoinis:
The classy all-rounder might once again take the same role for Australia. He was decent with the bat at a new role. But, much like Usman Khawaja, Stoinis also failed to convert his start into a big one. He was fallen prey to Kedar Jadhav’s mastery with the ball. Marcus will be the cynosure of the eyes in the 2nd clash.
4. Peter Handscomb:
The flamboyant batsman looked well set in the middle during the first ODI. But, surprisingly, he took a strange call of dancing down the track to Kuldeep Yadav, which saw him being dismissed stump out. If Australia needs to get a respectable tally on the board, he needs to stay there.
5. Glenn Maxwell:
Well, Glenn Maxwell is in a top-notch form with the bat. The stylish stroke-maker is displaying his skills quite brilliantly to make things fall in place. He struck the ball beautifully to put Indians on their toes all the time. But, the lack of support denied him putting a good score on the board on the other day.
6. Alex Carey:
The wicketkeeper-batsman did a decent job with the bat and also with the gloves. He would like to carry on his form to stay in the team for 2nd ODI. Perhaps, he might play a bit up in the order at Nagpur.
7. Andrew Tye:
They might bring Andrew Tye back in the side by replacing him with Ashton Turner. Though it would be harsh on the youngster, adding Andrew Tye will certainly give flexibility for the side. They haven’t got a part-timer in their ranks, which pushed them to stick to only five bowlers on the other night. Tye got a decent record in India and can be a match-winner for the team.
8. Nathan Coulter-Nile:
The Indian conditions always helped Coulter-Nile to show his calibre. Once again, he made full use of it on the other day to make things fall in place for the team. He will once again be vital for the Australian team to seal the series.
9. Jason Behrendorff:
The left-handed fast bowler is yet another player, who can be relied on for the results for Australia. He can bowl those hard lines and lengths for the bowlers with great consistency. Behrendorff already got a decent bit of success against Indians.
10. Adam Zampa:
The leg-spinner Adam Zampa has been brilliant on the other night. He bagged the crucial wickets of Virat Kohli and Rayudu to help Australia up against the ante. He would once again get the nod ahead of Nathan Lyon.
11. Pat Cummins:
Yet another player, who can win the matches for Australia. He has been brilliant with the ball and can be a very handful with the bat. His serious pace can hurt Indian batting lineup if he gets the rhythm.