Nagpur: India Vs Australia Second ODI

India Vs Australia Second ODI Live

In recent victories of India, top three batsmen were crucial for India. If Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan lay godd foundation, Kohli would come out all guns blazing. Even if one of the openers fall early, other would make sure to stay at the crease for long time. But in recent times both Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan were not lasting long at crease. Even India won the first game, opening is a worrying sign for them in first game. Both teams moved to Nagpur from Hyderabad to play the second ODI of five match ODI series.

No issues with bowling

India has no issues whatsoever with bowling is concerned. With likes of Bumrah, Kuldeep and Chahal India can be said to have best bowling attack at present. Nagpur pitch is always inclined to spin over pace. So India will continue to play with three spinners.

Kohli is still Number ONE , but..

In ICC test rankings Kohli is sitting at number one position. But the gao between number two position, Kane Williamson, has reduced after Kane Williamson scored double century in first test against Bangladesh. Kohli has 922 points up his sleeve. Kane bagged fair number of points and reduced the gap to just 7. If he scores another double, kohli might  have to lose number one slot.

Aussies have performed good after reaching India. They won both the t20’s. They also gave a good fight while defending modest score in first ODI.  FInch’s form is a worrying concern for them. Nagpur pitch slows down as game progresses , So team winning the toss will opt to bat first.

Cricinfo Predictions

  • Virat Kohli to top score in Indian innings.
  • Expect more than 300 runs by team batting first.
  • Kuldeep to pick more than 3 wickets.