Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction- India v Australia 2nd ODI
The sense of calm that India exudes while chasing totals is currently unparalleled in world cricket.
Batting first, Australia got off to a decent start. After losing Aaron Finch early, who was dismissed on a snorter from Jasprit Bumrah, Marcus Stoinis and Usman Khwaja steadied the ship and helped the team reach 87-1 after 20 overs, which was quite a decent platform.
Maxwell also played his part with a 40 but got out at the wrong time. Alex Carey and Coulter-Nile then contributed their bit as the team ended at 236-7, which was around 30 runs short of the par score.
The pick of the bowlers for India was Mohammed Shami who dismissed both Maxwell and Ashton Turner just when the game could have slipped away from India. Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav also took two wickets each.
India did not have a great start either and Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed for a golden duck. Captain Virat Kohli and vice captain Rohit Sharma then took control but after both were dismissed in short succession, followed by the dismissal of Ambati Rayudu, India were struggling at 99-4 at one point.
It was then that MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav showed the importance of having a cool head in a chase and got the team over the line with 10 balls to spare, both notching up half-centuries. India still had some batting to come with Ravindra Jadeja and Vijay Shankar waiting in the wings.
Both teams are not expected to make any changes in the next match. India remain favourites to win the series
Let's have a look at the predicted playing XI of both teams.
India- Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, Siddarth Kaul, Lokesh Rahul, Yuzvendra Chahal
Australia- Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff, Andrew Tye, Nathan Lyon, Jhye Richardson
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Australia
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Virat Kohli (India), Glenn Maxwell (Australia)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jasprit Bumrah (India), Adam Zampa (Australia)
Most Sixes – MS Dhoni (India), Glenn Maxwell (Australia)
Team Scores Batting First – India 250+, Australia 230+
*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 soon, so stay tuned.
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