India had drawn the first blood in the ongoing five-match ODI series against Australia. The hosts had put on a stellar bowling performance to restrict the visitors for a mundane score of 236 runs in the opener of the series. MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav were able to rescue India out of the troubled waters after they were reeling at 99-4. Jadhav had a fine match as he scored 81 and also took one wicket to be awarded the Man of the match. Meanwhile, we at Cricket Addictor take a look at India’s Predicted Playing XI.
On the other hand, Australia will like to bounce back in the series. The visitors could not get going in their batting department and would like to pull up their socks in the second match of the series.
Here is how the five-match series stands right now:
Here is a look at India’s Predicted Playing XI:
It would make more sense to play KL Rahul in place of Shikhar Dhawan. Rahul had returned back to form in the T20I series and India’s think thank will like to throw another opportunity to the stylish batsman.
India’s vice-captain Rohit Sharma had got off to a good start in the previous match. However, he wasn’t able to convert his start into a substantial score. Thus, the right-hander will like to deliver the goods.
Virat Kohli (c)
Indian skipper Virat Kohli had also got off to a good start in the last match. However, we have seldom seen that Kohli has failed to make a big score after getting off to a start.
Ambati Rayudu could only score 12 runs in the opening match. Hence, the right-hander will like to get a big score under his belt in the second ODI.
Former skipper MS Dhoni batted with aplomb as he scored his fourth consecutive fifty against Australia. Consequently, Dhoni scored a fine knock of 59 and would like to continue his good form going.
India will like to extend their lead.
Kedar Jadhav has shinned with both bat and ball in the first match. The right-hander will like to keep delivering the goods for the side.
Vijay Shankar can receive his chance as there is no Hardik Pandya. Shankar will need to improve his bowling as he was not on the money in the first match.
Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja had bowled an economical spell as he conceded only 33 runs in 10 overs. Jadeja should get more chances before the World Cup as he can be a match-winner.
Kuldeep Yadav had scalped two wickets in the first match of the series. Yadav continued his good form going as he was able to hit the right areas.
Mohammed Shami had bowled a fine spell in the opener where he took two wickets. Shami is bowling with fire which is a big positive for the side.
Jasprit Bumrah was once again right on the money with his bowling performance. The gun fast bowler took two wickets and kept the Australian batsmen in check.