Jaipur: After suffering a humiliating defeat in the first ODI Team India would pull up their socks to plug their batting and bowling loopholes as they gear up for the second ODI against a rejuvenated Australia here tomorrow.
Having admitted that they underestimated tourist after beaten comprehensively in the first match by 72 runs, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men would quickly like to get their act together as now is the high time they gain in this seven-match series.
For Australia, carrying a tag of underdogs, a win at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium tomorrow will be a shot in the arm as they are a new look team.
One can always ignore one defeat as an exception as India is World No. 1 in ICC ODI rankings after a string of impressive performances in the Champions Trophy, West Indies tri-series and Zimbabwe series.
But this young team will have to ensure that the match in Pune was a one-off thing as they go out there to reassert their supremacy in the 50-over format.
The Indian pacers have been quite average during the opening encounter with both Ishant Sharma and R Vinay Kumar being clobbered by the trio of Aaron Finch, Bailey and Glenn Maxwell. Especially Ishant, who has been disappointing in both Twenty20 International and the first ODI.
Pathetic figures of 0/52 in four overs in the T20 International followed by 0/56 in seven overs in ODIs have hurt India badly as Aussie batsmen milked the lanky Delhi pacer with a flurry of boundaries in both matches. He has looked out of sorts and failed to hit the right length as he delivered a lot of short balls.