India vs Australia 2019, 2nd ODI, Nagpur - Match Preview
Here is the match preview of India vs Australia, 2nd ODI in Nagpur. Image Courtesy: Getty

The India National Cricket Team won the first ODI in Hyderabad by six wickets – taking a one-nil lead in the five-match ODIs against Australia. Meanwhile, Nagpur will host the second One-Dayer on March 5th (Tuesday). The venue, however, brings back some old memories – as in 2013, a high-octane clash saw India winning the match by six wickets. The hosts chased 350 runs with Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli hitting respective centuries. However, come Tuesday, both the players would want to repeat their heroics and grant India a consecutive win the ODI series. Here, Cricket Addictor will bring you the match preview, predicted XI’s, head-to-head records, pitch and the weather report.

India vs Australia 2019, 2nd ODI, Nagpur – Match Preview

Here are the date and venue of the second ODI between India and Australia –

Date Venue Series Result
March 5, 2019 Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur IND 1 – 0 AUS

India’s predicted XI for the Nagpur ODI against Australia –

Rohit Sharma
Shikhar Dhawan
Virat Kohli (c)
Ambati Rayudu
MS Dhoni (wk)
Kedar Jadhav
Vijay Shankar
Ravindra Jadeja
Kuldeep Yadav
Mohammed Shami
Jasprit Bumrah

Australia’s predicted XI for the Nagpur ODI against India –

Aaron Finch
Usman Khawaja
Shaun Marsh
Peter Handscomb
Glenn Maxwell
Marcus Stoinis
Alex Carey
Nathan Coulter-Nile
Pat Cummins
Adam Zampa
Jason Behrendorff

Head-to-Head statistics –

Total Matches Won by India Won by Australia No Result
132 48 74 10

Here are the upcoming records to look out for ahead of the Nagpur ODI –

1. MS Dhoni needs two more stumpings to become the most successful wicketkeeper in terms of stumpings. Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Moin Khan currently hols the record with 139 List A stumpings.

2. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja (1,990 runs) needs to score ten more runs to complete his 2,000 ODI runs. He will be the third Indian cricketer to score 2,000+ ODI runs and also to take 150+ ODI wickets (171 wickets).

3. Marcus Stoinis (1,971 runs) in 29 runs away from completing his 2,000 List A runs. He is also two wickets away from reaching the 50-wicket mark in List A.

4. Adam Zampa needs three more wickets to complete his 100 List A wickets. He is also six wickets away from taking 50 ODI wickets.

Here is the pitch report of the Nagpur ODI between India and Australia –

The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur often has a surface favouring batsmen. So far, the stadium has hosted eight matches with the team batting second has won on six occasions. Also, the average first innings score is 292 while the second innings average is 259. For India, they have played five matches at the venue and has won three of them.

India vs Australia 2019, 2nd ODI, Nagpur - Match Preview
Here are the pitch and weather report of the second ODI between India and Australia in Nagpur. Image Courtesy: Getty

However, as the boundaries are relatively bigger here in Nagpur, the captain would prefer keeping his spinners busy during the second ODI.

Here is the weather report –

The second ODI in Nagpur will have good playing conditions for both the teams – as the temperature will hover around 25 to 30 degrees. However, the temperature will gradually fall as the game progresses. What’s best for the game? There is no sign of rain on Tuesday; thus the fans can be assured of having a complete match in Nagpur.

Where to watch the match –

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The Star network will broadcast the ODI series between India and Australia. For those who wish to view the game on an online platform, Hotstar Premier will telecast the live coverage.

Match prediction –

As India had won the first ODI by six wickets though not convincingly, they would still begin the match as outright favourites. In the first game, neither of the top three scored a significant total in the game – which doesn’t often happen when India is playing at home. Besides, the fast bowlers looked in great touch, especially Mohammed Shami, who took two wickets for 44 runs in the first ODI. Putting all such things into consideration, India is likely to win the second ODI as well in Nagpur.

Gautam Sodhi

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