India vs Australia, 2nd ODI: Match Prediction

Shikhar Dhawan celebrates scoring his fifty

"In the past we haven't been ahead in too many series here, we've always been clawing it back".

One can see Kedar Jadhav come in with some experience needed. They posted 255 after being asked to bat on a pitch which was generally a batting paradise.

Before the commencement of the series between India and Australia, a close contest was anticipated.

The bowlers led by Jasprit Bumrah had an unforgettable outing at the Wankhede and they would be more than willing to make a comeback and show their courage.

South Africa are second at 23 wins and 18 losses.

It was indeed one awful day in office, but Dhawan and Kohli know that the likelihood of having a bad day against Australia is much greater than, say, against West Indies.

That record could be crucial to Australia's success in upcoming big tournaments given how much white-ball cricket will be played in India during the next three years.

"I feel as though the strategy and game plan we had was good enough to win the World Cup but it just didn't come together at Birmingham", Finch said.

Warner, 128 off 112 and Finch, 110 off 114, remained unbeaten till the end.

But Dhawan has done Australia no favours with the bat recently, averaging 86.5 at a strike-rate of 104.8 from his past four ODIs.

The player battle to watch out for in this match will be Virat Kohli vs Adam Zampa.

"I think it's so hard to bowl to him once he gets in", he said.

Regardless, they're wary of giving India any chance to crawl back into the series. Ashton Agar might also go for runs, particularly against Iyer who is a power-hitter of spin bowling. "I think our fielding was a little bit sloppy but all in all we ar really happy with how the boys went", he was quoted as saying by after the win in Mumbai. Both have faced each other as many as eleven times in ODI cricket. Both India and Australia will strive to prove their skills. Navdeep Saini who has been very imposing so far might replace Shardul Thakur.

Australia captain Aaron Finch has no doubts that India will "fight back" in the second One-Day International in Rajkot on Friday after being battered in the series-opener in Mumbai.

"Australia is a lovely country and my better half lives there", Dhawan, 34, said.

Mitchell Starc was the pick of the Australian bowlers in the first ODI as the 29-year-old scalped three wickets in his spell while conceding 56 runs. This is the same thing which the Men in Blue would be hoping for when they enter the SCA Stadium.



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