Indian are all set to lock horns against Australia in the second T20 International at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne. It will be an uphill task for India to bounce bank after losing the first T20I to Aussies at the Gabba.
In the rain-hit first T20I, Indian team failed to cross the line while chasing a revised target set on the Duckworth-Lewis method.
The Virat Kohli-led side has already emerged victorious in seven consecutive bilateral T20 series in a row and will surely leave no stone unturned to make it eight.
Kohli would have definitely missed the services of leggie Yuzvendra Chahal as the hosts struggled against chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, who scalped two Australian wickets conceding 24 runs in the previous affair at the Gabba in Brisbane.
While the Australian team will like to continue with their winning combination of the first T20I.
What to expect:
To keep them alive in the rubber, the Indian playing XI could possibly witness a few changes as the skipper would be desperate to bring back Yuzvendra Chahal, while Krunal Pandya could be axed after being clobbered for 55 runs in the first T20I.
Match Predictions India vs Australia
After narrowly losing the tour opener by four runs, India are desperate to keep themselves alive by winning the second T20I of the three-match series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). It will be a 50-50 contest after Australia's thunderous performance in the first T20I. But still on papers India are much stronger team than the current Australia side.
Predicted Playing XI of India and Australia in the 2nd T20I
Probable Playing XI of India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant (WK), Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal
Probable Playing XI of Australia: Aaron Finch (C), D'Arcy Short, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ben McDermott, Alex Carey (WK), Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff, Billy Stanlak