Due to a damp outfield at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium in Nagpur, the toss between India and Australia for the second T20I has been postponed. Apart from the rain, Team India has a lot to consider. Bowling is the first of the activities. Team India has suffered from poor bowling and Jasprit Bumrah’s absence. In the series finale against the reigning world champions Australia, Rohit Sharma would anticipate that Bumrah would make a comeback, assume leadership, and patch the Rishabh Pant-sized hole in the squad.
When an out-of-sorts Indian squad considers a course correction, Jasprit Bumrah’s fitness level will be a topic of scrutiny. Bumrah hasn’t played since the conclusion of the England trip and missed the Asia Cup owing to a back issue. To everyone’s astonishment, the management of the team chose not to use him during the high-scoring first T20I in Mohali, casting question on whether or not he has yet at top fitness. The ‘three-and-a-half’ pronged pace attack, which included Hardik Pandya, let up 150 runs in 14 overs, adding to the team’s concerns.
The seasoned veteran, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, has already been hauled to the dry cleaners. In his last three (19th) overs of bowling against Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Australia, he gave up 49 runs. In light of this, India needs a strong and fiery Bumrah since the domestic bowlers are often exposed by batting belters.
What to anticipate from the second Twenty20 match in Nagpur, IND vs. AUS LIVE?
The team’s appearance of being very uneasy with just five matches left before the T20 World Cup is its greatest flaw.
If the top three’s strategy was an issue heading into the Asia Cup, the bowling has been a larger one.
Bhuvneshwar and other seasoned bowlers have been exposed under favourable batting situations.
The reliable spinner for India in all situations, Yuzvendra Chahal, is no longer intimidating.
He will need to find a method to disturb the hitters since he has been costly the previous few games.
The successor for Ravindra Jadeja, all-rounder Axar Patel, has now shown his value, however.
Ravi Shastri, a former head coach, criticised India for being careless on the field and for losing three catches.
Dinesh Karthik, the designated finisher, probably won’t receive as much game time as he did on Tuesday.
The squad won’t change until Jasprit Bumrah and Dinesh Karthik are called up at the last minute.
Bumrah is anticipated to replace Umesh Yadav.
On the other hand, Australia has seemed to be a well-oiled machine. David Warner, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, and Mitchell Marsh are not among them. The world champions have also competed in the fewest (10 T20s) since winning. However, with strength across the team, they are a team to defeat.
In only his second T20I, all-rounder Cameron Green seamlessly filled Warner’s shoes with a scorching fifty at the top. Tim David, making his debut, and Steven Smith both provided the squad with the necessary momentum with crucial cameos. With a superb 45 not out off 21, the seasoned Matthew Wade also lived up to the finisher’s role.
However, after the speed three of Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, and Green leaked runs in Mohali, Australia will expect for a more controlled performance from their bowling outfit.
However, the VCA stadium wicket would be different from the Mohali track, according to the Nagpur pitch report. It is anticipated to be slower, which will emphasise the importance of bowlers in this game. Teams will want to pursue totals rather than protect them when the evening dew sets in.
IND versus AUS Potential Starting XIs
India: Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, and Rishabh Pant (WK).
Australia’s Josh Inglis, Tim David, Matthew Wade, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, and Nathan Ellis are among the players.
Details for Live Streaming of IND vs. AUS
The second T20I between India and Australia will be live streamed in India on the Star Sports Network. Both the Disney+Hotstar app and website will provide live streaming.
India Squad: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (vc), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav.
Australia Squad: Aaron Finch (C), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa.