Welcome to the prediction of the 2nd ODI between India and Australia. After a big win in the last match at Hyderabad, India is ready to take a 2-0 lead in the series. However, Australia will try to level the series after a disappointed performance in the last match.
|Match||India vs. Australia, 2nd ODI|
|Time||01:30 pm IST|
|Series||Australia tour of India 2018/19|
|Match days||05 March 2019 – day/night match (50-over match)|
|Match number||ODI no. 4106|
|TV Umpires||Joel Wilson|
|Reserve Umpire||Chettithody Shamshuddin|
|Match Referee||Ranjan Madugalle|
Mayank Markande, Krunal Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Siddharth Kaul, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav.
D’Arcy Short, Jhye Richardson, Alex Carey, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, Ashton Turner, Peter Handscomb, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Glenn Maxwell, Usman Khawaja, Kane Richardson, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh.
After a rather timid performance, all eyes will be on Captain Finch. He is in poor form and has not delivered yet in T20 or the last ODI. Being Captain, the performance pressure is rather high as the World Cup is just a few months away. However, on the other hand, Maxwell and Coulter-Nile will try to start where they finished in the last match. They did well and will have the pressure to perform similarly. Khawaja needs to contribute too. We might see D’Arcy Short joining the playing 11.
If Australia is struggling, India is developing into a stronger force. Till recently their middle and lower order were criticized, but in the last match, Dhoni and Jadhav have silenced critics, and this team is not totally dependent on the top 3. However, the recent form of Dhawan is worrying, but with Pant, KL Rahul on board, they have a problem of plenty. In bowling, Bumrah is in great touch, and with Shami joining the party, the bowling unit looks lethal.
With the present form and both teams, its advantage team India, we predict 2-0 after this match.