Do-or-Die for win
India has to win after losing the first ODI at Sydney. Being it a Three match ODI series, India has to win to stay in contention. India are certain to make one change. Kedhar Jadhav is likely to replace Dinesh Karthik.
Number 4 conundrum for India
India’s conundrum is yet to be solved. India couldn’t fins a player who could perform consistently at no 4. Rayadu has played consistent against west Indies and looked to be solution for the problem. Vice captain Rohit Sharma feels Dhoni should come at no 4.
Batting should take the onus for the loss in first ODI. bowlers did well to restrict India Under 300. One any decent ODI wicket, One can fancy India to chase under 300.
In swinging issues for Finch
India plot to Aron Finch is very clear. Finch is struggling facing incoming deliveries. Bhuvaneswar Kumar can bowl those deliveries at will. Alex Carry was not able to capitalize start. Australia seemed to be very clear about their total. Their assessment of pitch in first ODI is commendable. They never made the attempt to score big. They were comfortable with the score of just run a ball.
Dhoni’s approach to innings
Everyone is interested in witnessing Dhoni’s approach in second ODI. When team are struggling after losing three wickets for just 4 runs. Dhoni impeded further falling of any wickets. But he eat up too many deliveries admist, which is one of the reason for Indias defeat. He is not able to play with ease he used to be. His batting is lacking confidence. There is no situation of him scaring bowlers. India definitely need him for experience and strategist, But should not be expense of teams performance.
- Team chasing to win the match.
- Rohit Sharma to score a century.
- Bhuvi to pick two or more wickets.