India vs Australia, 2nd T20I: After losing the first T20I by a narrow margin, India will be looking to level the series when they take on Australia in the second match at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Friday.
India and Australia will face off in the second game of the three-game T20 series at Nagpur’s Vidarba Cricket Association Stadium on Friday night. Australia won Tuesday’s series opener after chasing 209 runs with four wickets and four balls to go. Read on for a preview of this game. The match starts at 19:00 local time.
India has only beaten Afghanistan in its last four T20 games, losing to Australia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. However, they still have a very talented team and are expected to make a comeback.
Australia showed they have excellent depth power by winning the opening game of the series. They were in very good shape before defending their T20 World Cup title
Weather Report & Pitch Conditions
The weather in India is extremely hot and humid at this time of year. The average temperature during the day is around 35 degrees Celsius. However, the temperature can drop to around 20 degrees Celsius in the evening. There is also a chance of thunderstorms during the match.
The pitch in India is usually very good for batting. However, the heat and humidity can make it difficult for bowlers to grip the ball. This could lead to some high scoring from both the teams.
Recent Form (Recent results, performance in last 5 matches)
India scored 208 runs in their previous match. This was a score of at least 15 runs above average and they looked very well positioned at the end of the innings. Hardik Pandya played in 71 of just 30 deliveries, ending the innings with his six of three.
Bowling was the problem. Jasprit Bumrah is expected to make a comeback and Deepak Chahar thinks he could risk getting ahead of Bhuvi either in this match or later. Axar Patel, by far the best bowler in the previous match, will once again play a very important role. Yusvendra Chahal is also going through a difficult time and will be under pressure.
Australia has another great chance to win this T20 series and get off to a great start to his preparations for the T20 World Cup. Cameron Green, who isn’t even on the World Cup roster, beat the Indian bowler. He swung hard from ball one and made sure they were under pressure all the time.
He should be ready to get extra spins in upcoming games. Australian shots are very deep and powerful. Finch, Maxwell, Wade, and Inglis are all free-hitting hitters relaying attacks to their opponents from the first ball. The only racket that looked a little out of place was Steve Smith.
Prediction: India is the form team at the moment and they are playing at home, so they will start as favourites in this match. However, Australia is a tough team and they will be looking to upset India in this match.
Head to head in last ten meetings
India and Australia have met each other ten times in the past, with India winning six of those encounters. The last time these two teams met was in the group stage of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, where Australia won by 36 runs.
Looking at the head-to-head record in the last ten meetings, it is clear that India have had the upper hand over Australia. In fact, India have won four out of the last five meetings between these two teams. However, Australia will be looking to turn things around in this upcoming series and will be eager to get one over their opponents.
Both teams have strong batting lineups and it promises to be an exciting series. India will be looking to continue their good form against Australia and will be hoping to come out on top in this series.
Looking ahead to the second T20I between India and Australia, it promises to be an exciting match. Both teams will be looking to take an early lead in the series, so we can expect some close competition. With both sides fielding strong squads, it should be a great game of cricket. Be sure to tune in to catch all the action between the greatest rivals of all time in cricket history!