IND vs AUS 2nd T20I Live Score: The Indian team is all set to cross the swords with the Australian team in the second T20I of the three-match T20I series on Friday at Nagpur. The Indian team is marching into this clash on the back of a poor four wickets defeat at the hands of the Australian team. They would aim to address the issues in their bowling department & bounce back stronger in the second T20I. On the other hand, Australia would be on Cloud 9 after registering a glorious win against India on their home ground. They would aim to continue the winning spree & clinch the series by winning the second T20I.
IND vs AUS 2nd T20I Live Score: India Preview
The Indian team has been facing a lot of criticism in the last few days as they failed to qualify for the Asia Cup 2022 finals & now adding to the complexity is their defeat at the hands of Australia in the first T20I. In the previous fixture, India’s batting department did a splendid job as except Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma all scored crucial runs. KL Rahul (55 off 35 balls) & Suryakumar Yadav (46 off 25 balls) scored runs at a good strike rate to accelerate India’s innings while Hardik Pandya displayed great finishing skills as he scored 71 runs off 30 balls & guided India to a massive 208 total on board. In the second T20I, the trio will aim to continue their good form & help their side to register a good score on board.
However, India’s bowling attack is their major concern as except Axar Patel (3 for 17) & Umesh Yadav (2 for 27) none of the other bowlers could create a mark with the ball. Bhuvneshwar Kumar conceded huge 16 runs in the death overs & 52 runs in his four-overs spell. Harshal Patel too proved costly by conceding 49 runs in his four overs spell. Yuzvendra Chahal could scalp just one wicket giving away 42 runs while Hardik Pandya remained wicketless. The return of Jasprit Bumrah can provide a much-needed boost to their inconsistent bowling line-up. After producing a disastrous show in the first T20I, Harshal or Bhuvneshwar might make the way for Deepak Chahar who has been benched since his recovery from injury. Heading into the second T20I, India would aim to turn their wrongs into rights & bounce back to winning terms to save the series.
Australia on the other hand would be quite happy with their performance in the first T20I. Even without the presence of their key players, Australia was able to beat the mighty Indians which is a matter of pride for them. Cameron Green (60 off 30 balls), Steven Smith (35 off 24 balls), and Matthew Wade (45 off 21 balls) all played blistering knocks to chase the target in 19.2 overs. India’s bowling attack looked toothless in front of Australian batters all of them played their role to guide their team over the line.
In the bowling department, Nathan Ellis starred with the ball by scalping three wickets for 30 while Hazlewood too provided him great support by scalping 2 wickets for 39 runs. However, the likes of Cummins & Zampa went wicketless conceeding huge runs. They need to up their game & return with crucial wickets if they aim to win the second clash & thereby series against India in India.
IND vs AUS 2nd T20I Live Score: Probable Playing XIs
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah
Aaron Finch, Cameron Green, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis, Tim David, Matthew Wade, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Nathan Ellis