India and Australia will lock horns in the 2nd ODI on Tuesday (March 5). The match will be played at VCA Stadium in Nagpur. India managed a comfortable victory in the first ODI and it will aim to keep up with their winning momentum. Australia, on the other hand, will aim to equal the five match ODI series through victory.
For the Indian side, the first match went very well. The bowlers did their work brilliantly, halting Australia to just 236 runs. Batting shivered a little when Dhawan and Kohli were dismissed in close succession, but MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav ensured that there is no batting fallout. This ODI series is like a World Cup 2019 audition for India, where it will test its players and look who is the best for World Cup squad.
On the other hand, Australia is also gearing up for the World Cup 2019 with the ODI series against India, before another five match ODI series against Pakistan later. Australia, much weaker with absence of Steve Smith and David Warner, will look to bring best to the ground. Performance of players with a tough team like India will give Australia an idea who will be better for World Cup.
India’s probable playing 11: Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Siddarth Kaul.
Australia’s probable playing 11: Aaron Finch, D’Arcy Short, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff, Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile.
Dream 11 prediction: Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, D’Arcy Short, Shaun Marsh, Usman Khawaja, Jhye Richardson, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav.