Online Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions - India v Australia 2nd T20I
The first T20I at Vizag was a low-scoring thriller that we don't get to see very often in T20Is and given that providing players game time before the World Cup is India's priority, the second match is also expected to be a close encounter.
Batting first, India got off to a decent start with a 50-run partnership between KL Rahul and Virat Kohli. However, once the two were dismissed, India failed to judge the par score on the sluggish wicket and kept going hard after the bowlers which ultimately led to their downfall.
MS Dhoni was the only recognized batsman left towards the end but he too failed to connect which is why India could only manage 126 in their 20 overs which was at least 20 short of the par score.
Australia did not get off the blocks quickly either and lost two wickets within the first two overs. Following that, Glenn Maxwell and D'Arcy Short had a stabilizing partnership but it was Jasprit Bumrah who turned things around with a magical 19th over in which he picked two wickets and gave away just two runs.
However, Australia managed to score the remaining 14 runs off the last over bowled by Umesh Yadav and were able to get over the line on the last delivery.
With India willing to give guys like Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul game time, the team does not have its balance right which is why the second T20I is expected to be another close game.
Let's have a look at the predicted playing XI of both teams.
India- Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Vijay Shankar, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni, Krunal Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mayank Markande
Australia- Aaron Finch, D'Arcy Short, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey, Peter Handscomb, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Pat Cummins
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – India
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – KL Rahul (India), Glenn Maxwell (Australia)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jasprit Bumrah (India), Adam Zampa (Australia)
Most Sixes – KL Rahul (India), Glenn Maxwell (Australia)
Team Scores Batting First – India 165+, Australia 150+
*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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