India vs Australia 2nd ODI: In the second one-day International (ODI), which took place on March 19 at Vishakhapatnam, Australia’s Mitchell Starc turned forth a performance that was nothing short of spectacular. Because of Starc’s performance, Australia came out on top against Team India, winning by a score of 10 wickets and drawing level in the series.
There were scarcely any noteworthy performances turned in by the Men in Blue throughout the entire season. Axar Patel was the only bowler to have an economy rate that was lower than 9.5, and Virat Kohli and Axar Patel were the only two batters to score more than 25 runs. The performance of numerous of the home team’s own players was the worst part of the game for them.
In India’s second one-day international encounter against Australia, the following three players could have had better performances.
#3 Rohit Sharma
It is reasonable to expect the captain to take some responsibility for such a disorganized demonstration of leadership. After missing the first One-Day International match, Rohit Sharma took over as captain for the second match; nonetheless, he presided over a devastating loss that began with failures in the top order.
Mitchell Starc’s bowling attack featured both inswingers and outswingers, and it was inevitable that he would catch the Indian captain off guard with at least one of them. Rohit lasted 15 balls, which was the second-highest number among the top six, but he ultimately nicked off as he chased at one that was well outside off to nick off. This caused him to nick off.
Following the previous ball, the opener disregarded a ball that was angled over him and allowed it to pass without reacting to it. As a consequence of Rohit’s departure, the Men in Blue were placed in an awkward position, and Suryakumar Yadav was compelled to contend with an enraged Starc.
#2 Shubman Gill in the series
In spite of the fact that Shubman Gill has firmly established himself as a member of India’s One-Day International team, the manner in which he has been removed in this series is not one that would be expected of a batter of his caliber.
Starc has dismissed Gill in a manner that is virtually identical in both of the one-day internationals that have been played. Gill has spooned to Marnus Labuschagne at a backward point after chasing full and wide deliveries without making any foot movement. Labuschagne is the recipient of these catches. The opener has been playing incredibly lofted strokes because they are unable to get within striking distance of the ball, and they are unable to reach it.
The fact that Gill was dismissed in Vishakhapatnam in this manner was made even more frustrating by the fact that it occurred in the very first over when he was fully aware of the danger posed by the Australian left-arm pacer. The fact that Gill was out in this manner in Vishakhapatnam was made even more frustrating by the fact that it occurred in this manner in Vishakhapatnam. The young player needs to raise up their game and effectively weather the new-ball spell before they can attempt any daring strokes in the decider.
#1 Hardik Pandya
After the return of the regular Indian captain, Hardik Pandya passed the leadership of the Indian team to Rohit, and it seemed as though Rohit had regained the golden touch that Pandya had previously possessed. Both with the bat and with the ball, the all-rounder did not make a meaningful contribution to the second one-day International that they played in.
When Hardik came into bat, the score was already 48/4, and he desperately needed to play some good cricket if the team was going to have any chance of winning. But, in most circumstances, you do not want him to be out in the middle where the action is when the ball is going around since you do not want him to interfere with the activity. After the right-hander clumsily fished at one outside off to edge the ball wide of first slip, Steve Smith made up for lost ground with a sensational dive and snagged a one-handed stunner.
The Men in Blue were reduced to 49/5 as a direct consequence of Hardik’s incapability to survive for more than three balls while on the powerplay. He was given the opportunity to redeem himself with the ball partially, but Mitchell Marsh smashed him for three tremendous sixes in the one over that he bowled, which resulted in 18 runs being scored against him.
The star player across the board did not have a strong outing on this particular day.