IND vs AUS – 2nd T20I Prediction 26 Nov 2023
In Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday evening, a youthful Indian squad will confront the recently crowned ODI World champions in the 2nd T20I.
- The emerging Indian bowling unit needs to overcome its lacklustre performance in the series opener and establish a more effective presence against the formidable Australian batting lineup.
- Despite securing a 1-0 lead in the five-match series with a victory in the first game at Visakhapatnam, the Indian bowlers, with the exception of pacer Mukesh Kumar, seemed unable to contain the opposition’s run-scoring.
- In the final over, India lost three wickets, leaving them with 1 run needed on the last ball. Rinku Singh managed to clear the boundary, securing victory for India.
IND vs AUS – 2nd T20I – Venue Details
Venue: Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
Date: November 26th 2023
Time: 19:00 (local)
IND vs AUS – 2nd T20I – Team Previews
India found themselves in a precarious situation during their chase, slipping from 194 for 4 to 208 for 8. The last-ball six by Rinku Singh, though nullified by Sean Abbott’s no-ball, provided the crowd with a moment to cherish.
The vulnerability of the lower-middle order is a concern for India, with batting only up to No. 7 unless they opt for a change in their combination. The question arises whether they will consider bringing in an allrounder like Washington Sundar or Shivam Dube for legspinner Ravi Bishnoi, who conceded 54 runs in four overs after just one game.
On the positive side, India has little to complain about in the batting department, with skipper Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Rinku Singh, and Yashasvi Jaiswal showing good form against the Australian bowlers, albeit a slightly weakened attack.
The Australian team aims to capitalize on a few positive aspects from the first match. Josh Inglis’ century, a milestone in his top-flight cricket career across formats, especially as an opener, provides them with a sense of relief as they navigate towards the T20 World Cup.
Similar to their Indian counterparts, the Australian bowlers, excluding Jason Behrendorff, struggled to contain the aggressive batting of Suryakumar and company.
They are eager for a significantly improved performance in that aspect, and as part of this, the Australians might consider giving leg-spinner Adam Zampa an opportunity in place of Tanvir Sangha.
IND vs AUS – 2nd T20I – Probable Playing XI’s
Australia: Matt Short, T Head, G Maxwell, Matt Wade (Cap & wk), T David, M Stoinis, S Abbott, N Ellis, A Zampa, K Richardson
India: Y Jaiswal, R Gaikwad, T Varma, I Kishan (wk), S Yadav (Cap), R Singh, W Sundar, A Patel, Arshdeep Singh, P Krishna, R Bishnoi
IND vs AUS – 2nd T20I – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
The pitch and conditions at the Greenfield International Stadium are not expected to undergo significant changes, emphasizing the importance of a collective and effective performance from the Indian bowlers. Despite the challenges, the team management may opt to maintain the same playing order for this match.
IND vs AUS – 2nd T20I – Win Prediction
India are once again the hot favourites going into this game and it will be very difficult for the Australians to stop the rampaging Indian batting line-up.