After a long test and ODI series, Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand 2018-19 is about to end. The series is ending with a single T20 match between the two countries. After the action packed test and one-day matches, the fans expect to witness an epic clash in this match. We have some important facts and predictions for the match here for you:-
|Match||Australia vs India, 2nd One Day International|
|Time||8: 50 am IST, January 15, 2019|
|Venue||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
|Match days||15 January 2019 – day/night match (50-over match)|
|Series||India Tour of Australia 2018-19|
|Match number||ODI no. 4078|
Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Peter Handscomb, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Marcus Harris, Mitchell Starc, Usman Khawaja, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine, Aaron Finch, Peter Siddle, Shaun Mash
KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli
The scoring pattern of the Oval pitch is known to almost every cricket fan. Here, in the first innings, the average score is 230 runs. The average score reduces by up to 30 runs and comes down to 200 in the second innings. Thus, the captain who wins the toss is expected to bat first unless they have a really strong batting lineup.
As per current ICC ODI ratings of Men’s cricket team, team India is at the 2nd position on the chart while Australia is at number 6th. If this factor is being considered, India has better chances of winning this match.
In the past, it has never been easy for team India to perform in Australian conditions. If you look at it from general point of view, you can say that team Australia is on a better position as they have their home ground advantage with them. However, team India is breaking its past records in the Test series and is performing well. If the same form continues and the players do not get overconfident about their skills, team India will win the match.
This ODI series is a 3-match series. Thus, this match will be an important one because it will decide the flow of the series. The clash will be interesting to see like all the matches between both the teams in the past.
Team India seems to have better chances of winning this match considering their current form. However, you also need to see how the players perform in the first match before making the final cricket prediction.