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IND vs AUS T20I: India vs Australia, 2nd T20I Match Preview

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IND vs AUS T20I: After losing the first T20I, India would be keen to make a strong comeback on Friday and level the series against Australia. Despite scoring a mammoth total of 208 runs on the board, India went on to lose the game by 4 wickets. It would have taken some time for them to digest the defeat.

Once again, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was handed the penultimate over and it led to a disaster. Harshal Patel too conceded a lot of runs in the 18th over and it will be interesting to see both of them retains their playing XI in the next game or someone gets dropped.

Also, Bumrah is likely to play the second match and this should boost the team. As far as the spin is concerned, India should stick with Chahal and Axar Patel.

Despite Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma getting out early, India managed to notch a big score on the board and this is a big positive for the team. The likes of KL Rahul, Surykamar Yadav and Hardik Pandya all played outstanding knocks with the bat. One can expect them to deliver a similar performance on Friday as well.

On the other hand, Australia would be too happy with the win in the first match. Sending Cameron Green to open the innings has done wonders for them. Despite Finch getting out early, Green gave the team an outstanding start against India.

He played a match-winning knock of 61 runs in 30 balls, including 8 fours and 4 sixes. Smith also played a handy knock of 35 runs in 24, while Mathew Wade, once again, was brilliant against India.

Wade’s 21-ball 45 ensured Australia chased down the score in 19.2. overs. The only concern for them right now is Aaron Finch’s dismal form. It will be interesting to see how he performs with the bat.

IND vs AUS T20I Predicted XI

Here’s a look at the predicted playing XI of the two teams which will take on each other to gain the upper hand in the series:

India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (VC), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (WK), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Jasprit Bumrah

Australia: AJ Finch (C), Steven Smith, Tim David, GJ Maxwell, C Green, JP Inglis, MS Wade, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, A Zampa, Nathan Ellis

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