With just a day rest, both Australia and India are all set to face each other in the second ODI. The Aussies will ideally look to clinch the series with a win on Sunday, although Virat Kohli and co would have other ideas in mind. Either way, another cracking game of cricket awaits in Sydney, with two of the best teams in world cricket set to collide on Sunday.
Australia vs India, 2nd ODI
29th November 2020, at 9:10 AM IST
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
What To Expect:
A high-scoring game is on the cards with not much help on offer for the bowlers at the Sydney Oval. There is some swing and turn off the surface, but with the ball coming onto the bat fairly well, both teams will be eyeing a big score with the bat in hand. The pitch could slow down a touch as the match progresses, although it should remain good for batting in the second innings as well. Both teams would ideally want to bat first upon winning the toss with 300 being par by the look of things.
It isn’t going to be easy for the Aussies, who are likely to miss the services of Marcus Stoinis courtesy of an injury. However, this presents an opportunity for Cameron Green to make a mark in the international circuit against a well-oiled bowling unit led by Jasprit Bumrah.
Australia Predicted Playing XI:
Aaron Finch (C), David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (WK), Ashton Agar/Cameron Green, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and Adam Zampa
Despite Dhawan and Hardik trying their best, the Australians proved too strong for the Indians, who looked out of sorts on the field as well. Nevertheless, the Indians are well-equipped to turn things around in this ODI series, with the likes of Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer eager to make amends for their no-show on Friday.
India Predicted Playing XI:
Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal and Navdeep Saini/Shardul Thakur