The second T20I between Australia and India will be played on Sunday. Ahead of the decisive match we bring you all the fantasy Tips, Predicted XI, Top fantasy picks and much more.
Match Timings: 1: 40 PM IST
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)
The match will be telecasted on Sony Ten network and viewers can also see the live match on Sony Liv App.
Team India won the hard-fought first T20I and are now on the brink of winning yet another T20I series away from home. Virat Kohli and his men are on a consecutive 9 match winning streak in T20Is and will be keen to make it 10 in a row and wrap up the series on Sunday.
The hosts Australia are back on their happy hunting around the SCG where they won the ODI series. It’s all to play for Australia and they will be motivated to level the series and outperform team India.
Head To Head
Matches Played: 20
Australia Won: 8
India Won: 12
It is foreseen to be perfect conditions to play the 2nd ODI as there is no chance of rain playing spoilsport.
Normally, the track at SCG is a beauty to bat on and the captain winning the toss will be looking to put runs on the board. In the second out the pitch might assist spinners and shot-making can become a little more challenging as the game progresses.
Average First Innings Score
Around 170 runs
Injury and Availability News
With Ravindra Jadeja ruled out of the series, Shardul Thakur is expected to straightaway feature in the playing XI. Also, Jasprit Bumrah may be unleashed in the second T20I in place of Mohammed Shami.
As far as Australia is concerned even after losing they are unlikely to make a lot of changes and are expected to back the side that played the first T20I.
Fantasy Tips – Australia vs India
India: Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul (WK), Virat Kohli (C), Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, T Natarajan
Australia: D’Arcy Short, Aaron Finch (C), Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques, Matthew Wade, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Ashton Agar/ Mitchell Swepson, Adam Zampa
Australia vs India – Top Fantasy Picks
KL Rahul: Runs just keeps flowing for KL Rahul in T20 cricket and should be an automatic selection in your fantasy squad. He stroked a fine half-century in the last match and will be again a vital cog for team India.
Yuzvendra Chahal: The leg-spinner has now become a master of picking wickets at key stages in a T20 match. After his heroics in the last match, Chahal is anticipated to be part of the playing XI as the Aussies tend to struggle against quality leg-spin.
Glenn Maxwell: The destructive Glenn Maxwell should also be one of the first picks in your team. He looked in ominous form in the ODI series and will be eager to bounce back after missing out in the first T20I.
Moises Henriques: The all-rounder was a surprise package in the first T20I as he contributed with both bat and ball. An in-form all-rounder like Henriques is a must in your fantasy side as he will help you earn a lot of points.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks
Captain: KL Rahul
Vice-Captain: Glenn Maxwell
Fantasy 11 Team
Wicket-Keeper – KL Rahul
Batsmen – Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli, Steve Smith
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell
Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazelwood, T. Natarajan
India to win the series in the second T20I itself and KL Rahul again making a major contribution with the bat.