2nd ODI: India look to seal series, but wary of Aussie backlash | Cricket News

VISAKHAPATNAM: Resilience your name is Team India. In the opening stages of both legs, India fought back valiantly to claim a comfortable five-wicket win in the first ODI against Australia at Wankhede in Mumbai on Friday night.
Having emerged from the cage unscathed, the hosts now look forward to capitalizing on Mumbai’s gains to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-game ODI series when the teams face off at the Dr YSR ACA-VDCA Stadium. , here on Sunday. afternoon.

After his return, man Ravindra Jadeja sacked the dangerous Mitchell Marsh (81), the leaders Mohammad Chami (3/17) and mohamed siraj (3/29) decimated the Australian middle and lower order to pack the Australians for a modest 188 after being heavily placed at 129 for three in the over 20th. The visitors lost the last six wickets for just 19 runs and the Indians held their heads high.
However, the hosts didn’t find it easy as they too fell in a hole and were in shock at 39 for four and when Hardik Pandya fell 83, the Indians had a task at hand. And who better to get them out of trouble than Jadeja (45 no) and KL Rahul (75 no).
Sunday, however, will be a different story as the wicket and conditions will be different, but the Indians will need to show the same resilience and never say die spirit. Uncomfortable under defeat, the Aussies are bound to come back strong, and the hosts will have to be wary of a backlash.


India will be boosted by the return of skipper Rohit Sharma, who missed the first match due to a domestic commitment, at the top of the standings. This means the team’s management will have to choose between Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav – neither of them impressed in the first game. Kishan failed to make it count after their spectacular double century against Bangladesh and SKY have yet to adapt to the 50 overs format of play.
Therefore, only one of them could play the next day. However, the rest of the cast will likely remain the same for this game as well.
On the other hand, the Australians have a lot to think about as they need to win to keep the series alive. The bowlers were on the play defending a low score, but the batting left a lot to be desired. The likes of Glenn Maxwell, Cameroon Green, Marcus Stoinis need to get in on the act pretty quickly. It remains to be seen whether the Aussies will include David Warner, who was out of action for some time after sustaining an injury in the Delhi Test, for the game.


With little rest and little training to hand, the Australians will have to call on their inner strength and execute their game plan well to prevent the hosts from winning. The Indians, meanwhile, will want to try another whitewash after the ODI series of Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
History is also heavily loaded in favor of the Men in Blue. Of the nine ODIs played on this site, India have won seven, with West Indies winning one match in 2013. The India-West Indies ODI in 2018 ended in a tie. On the other hand, the Aussies played just one ODI here in 2010 and lost it by five wickets.


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