Australia vs India T20I series 2020-21 – 2nd T20I

Australia vs India T20I series 2020-21

2nd T20I:

Second T20I of the series of three T20I matches between Australia and India is going to be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney on December 6th 2020.

India Tour of Australia History:

The teams completed 22 meetings in the shortest limited over format, till date. The host won 8 times, whereas the opponent won 12 times with 1 without any result and 1 without play (abandoned). 

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia against India are LWWLW.

On the soil of Australia, the teams faced each other 10 times. out of them, the Australian team received victory thrice and defeated 6 times with 1 no result. 

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia against India in Australia are LLWLL.

Australia vs India T20I series 2020-21 – 1st T20I

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the second rank (Australia) and third rank (India) team. The host is 4 points ahead of the visitors.

If the host will win the series by 3-nil, then the host will earn 5 points and become table topper, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 7 points with one position down. In case, the team will lose the series with one win, then the team will lose 3 points without impacting the position. In case of winning the series with one defeat, the team will earn 1 point, and become table topper. Drawing the series will cause the team to lose 1 point with unaffected ranking.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia are LWLLW.

If the visiting team will win the series by 3-nil, then the host will earn 5 points with improvement of 1 rank, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 3 points with no change in position. In case, the team will lose the series with one win, then the team will neither gain nor lose either the points or the position. In case of winning the series with one defeat, the team will earn 2 points with no change in ranks. Drawing the series will help the team to gain 1 point with unaffected ranking.

Last 5 (completed) match results of India are WWWWW.

If the second T20I result will go in favor of the home side, the home side will earn 2 points with becoming the topper of the table, and for visitors, to lose 1 point without change in the position. But, in case of a reverse result, the home side will lose 2 points with no change in position and the visitors will earn 1 point with unaffected ranking.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Sydney shows the weather would be pretty clear in early part of the match, but partly cloudy later. There is no chance of rain, as the precipitation percentage would be 0%. The temperature would be normal and between 21-26 Celsius. The wind would be between 13 – 18 km/h. The speed of wind would fluctuate and the temperature would decrease, as the match progressed.

Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 5 times out of 7 games, and the selection didn’t favor the team, as the teams won twice, after selecting the batting first and lost thrice.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are LLLWW.

On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, won once and never lost, yet, though the other game was called off without any result.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are W – – – -.

Overall, 3 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost thrice, as well.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are LWLLW.

Particularly, for Australia, the team won the toss 6 times out of 7 times, and won thrice and lost twice, the remaining one was with no result.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia at the venue, while winning the toss, are LWLWW.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia at the venue, while losing the toss, are W – – – -.

The first batting team won the matches twice. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 4 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are LLLLW.

The lowest defended total was 150, and the highest successful chase was 198. 

The first inning lowest total was 117 (completed innings), and the highest total was 221. For the second inning, the lowest total was 144 (completed innings) runs, and the highest total was 200 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 24.86 and 36.15 is for the second innings.

History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other twice at the venue. Interestingly, the host is searching for the first victory against the opponent at the venue, and the visiting team won both the games.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia against India at the venue are LL – – -.

Teams’ T20I History at Venue:

The home side has a pretty good record at the venue, and won 4 times out of 7 played game and lost just twice. Whereas, the visiting team won twice in 2 played games.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia at the venue are LWLWW.

Last 5 (completed) match results of India at the venue are WW – – -.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Australia:

The home side may face a forced change due to A. Finch injury, though it is not confirmed yet. In case, if A. Finch will play, then the team might include A. Carey in place of D’Arcy Short, and if A. Finch will not available then D’Arcy Short will open. The team may also include N. Lyon in place of M. Swepson

Australia Eleven: A. Finch / D’Arcy Short, M. Wade, S. Smith, G. Maxwell, M. Henriques, A. Carey, S. Abbott, M. Starc, N. Lyon / M. Swepson, A. Zampa, J. Hazlewood  

India:

The visitors have one forced change of injured R. Jadeja. The team may go with Y. Chahal. The team may also include S. Iyer in place of M. Pandey.

India Eleven: S. Dhawan, KL. Rahul, V. Kohli, S. Samson, S. Iyer / M. Pandey, H. Pandya, W. Sundar, D. Chahar, Y. Chahal, T. Natarajan, J. Bumrah / M. Shami

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.