Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Australia vs India 2020 - 2nd ODI
The 2nd ODI of the three-match series between Australia and India will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney in Australia.
This was the first time Team India took the field in international cricket after March this year and it certainly looked that way. Their intensity and awareness in the field was off the boil and it cost them big time.
There was a chance that India could have restricted Australia to about 330 if they took their chances, which could have turned out the difference between defeat and victory.
To their credit, Australia played well and followed their ODI template. They started slowly, with Aaron Finch and David Warner taking their time. However, once the platform was laid, the team caught up. Steve Smith scored an uncharacteristically aggressive ton. Maxwell propped up their total with a 19-ball 45.
Josh Hazlewood then did wonders with the new ball, dismissing three of India's top 4 batsmen to break the back of their batting line-up.
For India, Mohammed Shami was the stand out bowler while Hardik Pandya looked a class apart with the bat. Not being able to bowl after recovering from a back injury, Pandya showed that he can play as a pure batsman at number 5 or 6.
While India are not likely to make any changes to their XI despite the lopsided balance, but for Navdeep Saini's fitness, Moises Henriques is likely to come in for Marcus Stoinis for Australia.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Australia - David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa
India - Mayank Agarwal, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Australia
Who will win? – Australia
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Steve Smith (Australia), Virat Kohli (India)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Josh Hazlewood (Australia), Mohammed Shami (India)
Most Sixes – Glenn Maxwell (Australia), Hardik Pandya (India)
Man of the Match – Steve Smith
Team Scores Batting first – Australia 350+, India 330+
Match Handicap Australia
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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