The first T20 between India and Australia was all about drama as the concussion substitute ( Yuzvendra Chahal ) rattled through the Australian top order whereas the player subbed out ( Ravindra Jadeja) went all out blazing guns against the Australian bowlers. Which is why the Australians will look to come hard the Indians in the second T20 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
After two back to back wins, Team India will be high on motivation though there is one concern and that is of their all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja who has been ruled out of the T20 Series after suffering a concussion during the 1st T20 off the bowling of Mitchell Starc.
Though Shardul Thakur has been announced as Jadeja’s replacement its quite unlikely that he’ll be included in the playing XI. The only replacement we will see coming in is of Yuzvendra Chahal actually making it to the playing XI before the match begins unlike as a concussion substitute.
On the other, the Australian side have released their debutant from the first T20 Cameron Green as he’ll be turning up for the Australia A side in the warm match against India A. Nathan Lyon has been added as his replacement in the side for the final two T20s.
We might just expect Australia to make as many as three changes in their playing XI in the form of all-rounder Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey and Nathan Lyon.
Australia vs India 2020: 2nd T20I at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney on December 6th at 1:40 PM IST
Predicted Playing XI
India: KL Rahul (WK), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), Sanju Samson, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, T Natarajan, Mohammed Shami / Shardul Thakur
Australia: Aaron Finch (C), D’Arcy Short, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (WK), Moises Henriques, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar / Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Sean Abbott, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa
India are already one up in the series and are currently on winning streak of 10 matches in T20s which is why India will be high on confidence. We shall expect them to have the upper hand in the 2nd T20 as they’ll look to seal the series off with a win.