India vs Australia – 2nd T20I match preview: Team India will lock horns against the Aussies in the second match of the T20I series on Friday, September 23, from 7 PM onwards at Nagpur.
The visitors, Australia are leading in the series 1-0 with a win in the first encounter last Tuesday. Meanwhile, for the Men in Blue, it’s a must-win game to prevent a series loss ahead of the T20 World Cup 2022.
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India vs Australia: 2nd T20I Preview
Match: India vs Australia – 2nd T20I
Venue: Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur.
Date & Time: September 23, 2022 at 7:00 PM (IST)
Where to Watch Live: Star Sports Network and JIO TV.
Pitch Report: India vs Australia: 2nd T20I
Nagpur’s pitch often carries some balance between bat and ball. But generally, the pitch helps the team batting first as chasing is a bit tough here, indicated by that average second innings score of 128. If the team batting first scored around 180, then the chasers could land in a bit of trouble because of the increasing slowness of the surface.
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Head to Head Stats: (T20I)
Matches Played: 24
Won by India: 13
Won by Australia: 10
No Result: 01
India suffered a loss by 4 wickets in the very first encounter of the three-match T20I series last Tuesday. However, it’s now the last chance for Rohit and his men to bounce back in the series with a win in this game. India went with Dinesh Karthik as keeper while dropping Pant from the XI.
Vice-captain KL Rahul smashed a fifty while Hardik also scored a quickfire 71 off just 30 balls. Pacer Bumrah rested for the game so he might come back in this match. However, as a result, India failed to defend a good total of 208 against the Aussies. India will be looking to get back to the winning momentum in this game at Nagpur.
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Meanwhile, for the World Champions, it’s a good sign that they are able to chase down a target of over 200 in the very first match. They will defend their World Cup title this year at home and as preparation, they’re engaging with India here in a three-match T20I series. In the first game, Green opened the innings with skipper Finch as he smashed a half-century and returned with a score of 61 off 30. Green also picked up a wicket while bowling in the first innings.
He, however, was declared the man of the match for his brilliant batting and bowling display. It was Wade, who scored 45 off 21 to end India’s hope for win and helped his team to earn a 1-0 lead in the series. They will be now eyeing to keep the momentum going in the series and in the T20 World Cup also.
India vs Australia: 2nd T20I: Possible Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (C)
Dinesh Karthik (wk)
Aaron Finch (C)
Matthew Wade (wk)
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