In the first T20 match, India defeated Australia and started the series with a 1-0 lead. Now the second match of the series will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday. The first two matches of the ODI series were played at this ground and in both the matches, Australia had defeated India by scoring huge scores.
Ind vs Aus: Second T20 tomorrow in Sydney
Once again, the help of the batsmen can be seen on the SCG pitch and it is expected that the last two T20 matches to be held here will also see big scores on the scoreboard.
A one-day win for Australia may be a mental boost, but this team is also worried about injuries. David Warner is already out of the series. Captain Aaron Finch also suffered a hip injury in the first T20. The situation is not clear about them. If Finch does not play, it will be a big blow to the host team and then the weight of the team’s batting on Steve Smith.
In the first match, Australian batsmen lost wickets in a hurry. In this match, the hosts would like to correct those mistakes. In bowling, the team got runs in the last over. The good news here is for Australia that Ravindra Jadeja, who scored a fast run for India in the last over, is out due to injury.
It is a relief for Australia, then a worry for India. On the basis of Lokesh Rahul and Jadeja, who started the innings with Shikhar Dhawan, India somehow scored a respectable score of 161 runs. Neither did Kohli nor the rest of the batsmen. In such a situation, Indian batsmen will also have to do better.
Yuzvendra Chahal, who was included as a concession substitute in place of Jadeja, forced Australia to take three wickets in the first match. Chahal was not in the final-11. In the absence of Jadeja, will Chahal get priority?
Apart from Chahal, T. Natarajan also performed amazingly. Kohli had earlier cast Jaspreet Bumrah out in T20. Whether or not Bumrah returns in the second match will also be known on the day of the match. Certainly India would like this match to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the win series and the hosts will be trying to equalize.