India vs Australia ODI series 2020 – 2nd ODI
Australia Tour of India History
In last visit of Australia, India were 2-0 ahead in the series, but then, Australia hit back and won the series after winning last three games, all knockout for them in the series. India is in the same situation in the current series, as the home side lost the first game, and now all the matches are knockouts for the team, if the team wants to win the series.
Victory brings points:
Indian team already lost the first encounter, but still the team has chance to increase points through winning both the remaining ODI of the series, on the other side, Australian team has various scenario, as if the team will lose both the ODI, then the team will not only lose the points but also lose the position and come on the 5th position from the 4th, while winning both the ODIs, the team will come on the 3rd position, and if the visiting team could win only one ODI then the team will stay at the same position.
Rajkot weather for tomorrow looks pretty clear for match to play. Humidity may be less than 50%. Teams prefer to choose bat first on the batting favored pitch, and interestingly, in both the ODIs, played on the ground, were won by the team, who batted first. The first inning average score is 297.5 and second inning average score is 284.
History Between the Teams:
The teams are going to face each other first time on the venue.
ODI History at Venue:
The home side has the poor record on the ground, as the host lost both the played match.
Tentative XI for both the Teams:
As, the pitch usually favors batting, the home team might prefer to have 3 seamer and one spinner, also may include shiva dube for his medium pace ability. The home team may have one forced change for R. Pant and team may include K. Jadhav in place of him
India Eleven: S. Dhawan, RG Sharma, V. Kohli, S. Iyer, K. Rahul, K. Jadhav, S. Dube / R. Jadeja, S. Thakur, K. Yadav, M. Shami, J. Bumrah
The visitors also might prefer to go with 3 seamers and two spinners, the same XI.
Australia Eleven: A. Finch, D. Warner, S. Smith, M. Labuschagne, A. Turner, A. Carey, A. Agar, P. Cummins, M. Starc, K. Richardson, A. Zampa